Lawrence Barriner II

"everything changes, everything is connected, pay attention." — jane hirschfield

My interest in video began in my early undergraduate years as the Multimedia Intern for Love At Work Missions. Since then I've worked with video in mostly academic and semi-professional settings. Feel free to watch anything that piques your interest.

 

899-907 Main Street: An Uncertain Future

 

In this building is an ice cream parlor, a dumpling shop, and a pizza joint. Dozens of people live upstairs. Here, people are studying, sleeping, and leaving the building. They are finding their friends, baking cakes, surfing the web, and coming home. In this building there are plans for the future and stories about the past. They say this building is worth more torn down than it is up. So why is it still standing?

By Kirsten Greco, Lawrence Barriner II, and Ruth Sappelt.

Full story: http://colabradio.mit.edu/899-main-street-an-uncertain-future/

Central Square: A Place to Start

It is common in the planning world to talk about the incentives of renters versus the incentives of owners. Often the things that renters want (lower prices for example) are directly opposed to the things that owners want (higher prices for more profit). Having never been an owner, I have never seen the world or even a neighborhood from the perspective of an owner. This story is a portrait of a man from Florida who has taken the long-view of the place he now calls home. Patrick Barrett is prominent, private Cambridge landowner who has fallen in love with Cambridge, Massachusetts and has since found himself unable to keep from getting involved. His infectious laughter and down-to-earth point of view (I hope) gives a genuine perspective on what it means to own land in a city.

WalkBoston: Walkability & Social Justice

How are walkability and social justice related? WalkBoston, the nation's first non-profit focused on increasing walkability, talks with people all over the Boston metro-area about how these two seemingly unrelated topics are deeply interwined.

lqb@alum.mit.edu