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Stephen Slaughter: From Phat to Watts (March 26, 2010)50:13

Stephen Slaughter reviews his influences and his belief in abstraction, in outlining his goals. He stresses that success depends on teamwork, discussing how this relates to his entry for low-income housing competition. Slaughter discusses a studio he taught in which students created shelters at the Burning Man festival. He describes the renovation of a house that represents the culture of the occupants and the history of the site. He presents a video that offers an African-American history of Watts and its culture. Slaughter discusses his engagement in the community and activist aspirations. He talks about his passion for an expressive facade, showing the completed house renovation. The house incorporates the abstract representation of heritage Slaughter sought to achieve.

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