2018

16 May | Building Hope: The Maggie’s Centres

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Film: Building Hope: The Maggie’s Centres 2016, Dir. Sarah Howitt, 59 mins, English. Building Hope: The Maggie’s Centres is a beautifully shot film, directed by award-winning director Sarah Howitt, and tells the story of Maggie’s approach to cancer care and the role that great design plays in the cancer support we offer. In 1993, Maggie […]

2018

13 June | Dream Empire

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  Film: Dream Empire 2016, Dir. David Borenstein, 73 mins, Chinese with English subtitles. Yana is a 24-year-old rural migrant who recently arrived in Chongqing to pursue her “Chinese Dream.” Drawn by the easy riches of China’s historic real estate boom, she opens a foreigner rental agency designed to help real estate developers market their […]

2018

11 July | Design is Work: Konstantin Grcic

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Film: Design is Work: Konstantin Grcic 2017, Dir. Gereon Wetzel
, 53.30 mins, English subtitles. Konstantin Grcic is considered one of the most innovative and profound contemporary designers worldwide. The film observes him and his creative team working on fundamental new concepts for products. “From the makers of “El Bulli – Cooking in Progress” and “How […]

2018

15 August | New Town Utopia

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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. […]

2018

12 September | LOCAL LEGENDS

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Local Legends Our annual programme of shorts & films highlighting the life & work of our local legends of the built environment. The focus is on films about locals by locals and the perspective they offer us on who/what/why we are the way we are. Film: In The Mind of the Architect This is the […]

2017

17 May | MODERNIST BIO: Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future

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Film: Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future 2016, Dir. Peter Rosen, 70 mins, English. The film explores the life and visionary work of Finnish-American modernist architectural giant Eero Saarinen (1910-1961). Best known for designing National Historic Landmarks such as St. Louis’ iconic Gateway Arch and the General Motors Technical Center (Warren, Mich.), Saarinen also […]

2017

14 June | CONTEMPORARY ARCHI: The Infinite Happiness

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Film: Infinite Happiness 2010, Dir. Louise Lemoine, Ila Bêka, 85 mins, English. Conceived as a personal video diary, The Infinite happiness is an architectural experience. The film takes us to the heart of one of the contemporary housing development considered to be a new model of success. Inhabiting the giant “8 House” built by Danish architect […]

2017

19 July | EASTERN BLOC: The Age of Kommunalki

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Film: The Age of Kommunalki 2013, Dir. Elena Alexandrova, Francesco Crivaro, 68 mins, Russian with subtitles. Beyond the beautiful evocative facades Saint Petersburg downtown, an unique world, unknown to most visitors, hides itself: the world of Kommunalki. Still nowadays, almost one hundred years from the October Revolution, a lot of people of different ages and from […]

2017

16 Aug | ARCHI x FASHION: Notebook on Cities and Clothes

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Film: Notebook on Cities and Clothes 1989, Dir. Wim Wenders, 81 mins, English | Japanese | French with English subtitles. This “diary film” as Wenders called it, investigates the similarities of his craft, filmmaking and that of the Tokyo based fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto. In the early 1980s, he shocked and revolutionized the fashion world. Wenders shot […]