Better Cities Film Festival 2021

April: Architecture Month

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April is Architecture Month. We're offering a special virtual event featuring architecture films from last year's festival. Check out the line-up:


This block of short films offers a variety of perspectives on architecture.

"Architecture Beyond Sight" is set in the UK where architecture is being re-imagined building on the experiences and gifts of the visually impaired.

Next we go to Australia for "Reflection M", the story of two architects reflect on the hope offered through their work.

Then in "CLT House" we visit Seattle, WA, where we meet an architect whose goal is to decarbonize our built environment.

Next we are in Buffalo, New York, for "Frank Lloyd Wright Parking Lot" - inspired by the cult classic indie doc "Heavy Metal Parking Lot", this short explores aspects of Wright's design and legacy through interviews with his extreme fans.

The line up ends back in France with "Architecture is Not an Image," a longer meditation on the features of Centre de Création Contemporaine.


THIS LINE UP IS PART OF OUR APRIL DOUBLE FEATURE!


Buy a ticket to the April Double Feature and also get a free ticket to Earth Day event.

Architecture Beyond Sight (Andersen, 2019) follows Zoe Legg and Clarke Reynolds partaking on a study week for blind and visually impaired people at The Bartlett UCL, coordinated by The DisOrdinary Architecture Project. Investigating the two participant’s process of making, the film explores the non-visual aspects of architecture shot on 16mm film with sound recorded separately. By highlighting different ways that bringing visually impaired people into architecture and design could benefit the profession, the project is based on the assertion that to have a vision does not require sight.

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    18 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United Kingdom
  • Director
    Anna Ulrikke Andersen
  • Producer
    DisOrdinary Architecture, The Bartlett, UCL