15 August | New Town Utopia

Film: New Town Utopia

2017, Dir. Christopher Ian Smith, 81 mins, English.

New Town Utopia is a documentary feature about utopian dreams and concrete realities… the challenging, funny, and sometimes tragic story of the British new town of Basildon, Essex.

A journey of memory, place and performance guided by the artists, musicians and poets of Basildon. Facing austerity, adversity and personal battles they are individuals driven by their creative spirit to improve their community through art, poetry, music… and some rather angry puppets.

Print and image courtesy of newtownutopia.com

Trailer HERE

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Guest Speaker: Sofia Anapliotis

Sofia Anapliotis recently joined HASSELL Studio as Senior Urban Designer following her role as the City of Port Phillip’s Urban Design lead for the Fishermans Bend Planning Panel Review. Prior to her experience in Local Government, Sofia completed an MSc International Planning at UCL. Her dissertation focused on the governance structure of the Mile End Park Partnership. Comprising public, private and voluntary sectors, the partnership was responsible for delivering this unique Metropolitan park in East London. While working in the Netherlands as an architect, Sofia became involved with the International New Town Institute (INTI). Her involvement with INTI included editing a guidebook on the Socialist Realist New Town in Nova Huta, Poland. Sofia has extensive experience in Architecture and Urban Design, having worked on a number of key projects for offices in Australia, The Netherlands and United Kingdom.

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Booking

  • Subscribers’ booking for individual sessions is free and will be opened two weeks prior to the scheduled screening date. Booking in advance is essential as capacity is strictly limited.
  • Availability of guest bookings will be announced on our Booking page and our social media outlets.

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Season Sponsor

 Maddocks

 

MGS Architects

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Season Supporter

Monash University – Monash Art Design & Architecture

 



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