I Look Up Film Series at A’17

3 Days, 11 films, all in Room W303

We’re partnering with the Architecture and Design Film Festival (ADFF) to bring the best architecture films to A’17. As part of the I Look Up Film Series, we’re screening three days of provocative and compelling films, specially curated for architects by ADFF Founder and Director Kyle Bergman, AIA.

Join us in Room W303 for great films, refreshments, and a relaxed environment complete with couches.

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Film Screening + Q&A—Design That Heals

4/27/17 at 10:30–11:30am

Kicking off the I Look Up Film Series is MASS Design Group’s Design That Heals, followed by a Q&A with MASS Design staff who worked on the film.

MASS Design Group worked with Dr. Jean-William Pape, Haitian infectious disease specialist and director and founder of Les Centres GHESKIO, to design a project that used the construction process to address the underlying structural and social conditions that allow cholera to thrive. This documentary tells the story how GHESKIO and MASS Design Group invested both in long-term infrastructure and the Haitian people to heal the community.

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Film Screening—Citizen Jane: Battle for the City

4/27/17 at 2pm

In 1960 Jane Jacobs’s book The Death and Life of Great American Cities sent shock waves through the architecture and planning worlds, with its exploration of the consequences of modern planners’ and architects’ reconfiguration of cities. Jacobs was also involved in many fights to stop “master builder” Robert Moses from running roughshod over the city. This film, which hits theaters on April 21, retraces the battles for the city as personified by Jacobs and Moses, as urbanization moves to the very front of the global agenda.

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Film Screening + Q&A—Some Kind of Joy: The Inside Story of Grimshaw in Twelve Buildings

4/28 at 12:30pm

This feature documentary revisits key projects from Grimshaw Architects, an architecture firm with offices in London, Sydney, Melbourne, and New York. Immediately following the screening, well-known producer Ultan Guilfoyle will moderate a Q&A with Andrew Whalley, AIA, deputy chairman and partner at Grimshaw.

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I Look Up Film Challenge Short Film Showcase & Information Session

4/29 at 9–11:30am

Watch a series of short films from the 2015 and 2016 I Look Up Film Challenges, learn how you can participate in the 3rd annual film challenge, and get tips from 2016 Grand Prize Winner, architect and filmmaker Brad Deal, Arch 335: Rebuilding Medcamps.

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