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  • Film programme "Architecture film series" | W 08.02 Time 18.00

    Urbanized

    Linnastunud |

    Director: Gary Hustwit

    Country: USA, United Kingdom

    Year: 2011

    Length: 85'

    Language: In English, Spanish, German and Portugese with English subtitles

    Official website: urbanizedfilm.com/stream/

    Introduction by Ingrid Ruudi.

    In 2007 Gary Hustwit made his directorial debut with Helvetica, a documentary about graphic design and typography. The film marked the beginning of a design film trilogy, with Objectified, about industrial design and product design following in 2009. Urbanized, about the design of cities, had its world premiere at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.

    Urbanized features some of the world's foremost architects, planners, policymakers, and thinkers, including Sir Norman Foster, Rem Koolhaas, Jan Gehl, Oscar Niemeyer, Amanda Burden, Enrique PeƱalosa, Alejandro Aravena, Eduardo Paes, Rahul Mehrotra, Ellen Dunham-Jones, Ricky Burdett, James Corner, Michael Sorkin, Bruce Katz, Candy Chang, Edgar Pieterse, and many more, including extraordinary citizens who have affected change in their cities. 

    Who is allowed to shape our cities, and how do they do it? And how does the design of our cities affect our lives? By exploring a diverse range of urban design projects in dozens of cities around the world, from massive infrastructure initiatives to temporary interventions, Urbanized frames a global discussion on the future of cities.