FILM Creativity and the Capitalist City by Tino Buchholz

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Movie at: http://www.creativecapitalistcity.org/

Creativity is fancy, glamorous and desirable. Who can be against creativity? At the same time it is used selectively  or economic purposes and consists of precarious and hard work. In this film, the search for creativity is linked to existential struggles for affordable housing and working space in Amsterdam, such as temporary accommodation, squatting, anti-squatting and some institutional synthesis: “breeding places” Amsterdam.

This film is more than a local documentary on Amsterdam. It explores the latest urban re-/development pattern in advanced Western capitalist cities. The hype around the creative city began already a decade ago, it is global in scope and about to reach its peak. After Richard Florida’s influential book “The Rise of the Creative Class” (2002) creativity has advanced to be the role model of urban regeneration: 
The New American Dream.

What is new about this dream? What happens when the hype is over? Housing as a job or the Right to the City?

featuring economic geographer Jamie Peck
University of British Columbia

It now includes 4 different subtitles:
polish by: Tomek Grzeschik, Bozena Grzeschik
dutch by: Jasper Overweg, Christian Zuidema
italian by: Giuseppe Carta, Lorenzo Tripodi
german by: Anne Großkurth, Tino Buchholz
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EVENTS, FILM Premiere and Screening: Builders and The Games, A film about construction workers and the building of the Stratford Olympic Park. London. 8.7.2012 & 2.8.2012

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Builders and The Games
57 min. documentary dir. Margaret Dickinson.
A film about construction workers and the building of the Stratford Olympic Park
Two Screenings: July 8th and August 2nd

1) Official premiere – July 8th 1.30 pm Stratford Picture House: http://www.eastendfilmfestival.com/programme/1707/builders-and-the-games
Screening with Pudding Mill Lane 10 min documentary dir. Ausra Linkeviciute, one of the short films made in association with Builders and The Games.
Cinema address: Salway Road London E15 1BX (Stratford tube/rail)

2) And free showing of Builders and The Games with all 4 associated short films by young directors and discussion followed by drinks: August 2nd, 6pm, Raven Row Gallery 56 Artillery Lane, London E1 7LS. (Liverpool St. Station tube/rail)

For more information: www.constructionandthegames.com

EVENT: 4. Budapest Architecture Film Days, Kino cinema, Budapest, Hungary. 29.03.-01.04.2012.

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On 29th March – 1st April 2012, the KÉK – Contemporary Architecture Centre organizes the Budapest Architecture Film Days for the fourth time, in Kino cinema. The mission of the Architecture Film Days, inspired by the Rotterdam Architecture Film Festival, and initiated by KÉK in 2007, is to generate a dialogue between architectural practice that finds inspiration in cinema, and cinema borrowing its subjects from architecture and the city.

The 2012 edition, a selection of award winning films produced in recent years, is organized around various sections: Movement and Architecture traces the relationship between architecture and choreography, in their Living Architectures series, Ila Beka and Louise Lemoine explore the post-occupancy condition of iconic buildings and we show a selection of films that investigate the connection between Architecture and Politics. In the section Modernism, we look at the legacy of mid-century modernist architecture, and in our Portraits series we screen a filmic biography of Norman Foster. In addition, the festival will present the winners of the public short film competition, Short Shots Budapest, aiming to grasp the urban transformation of Budapest. The screenings will be accompanied by debates, discussions with directors and producers, urban walks and a photo exhibition.

Organizers: Levente Polyák, Daniella Huszár, Júlia Oravecz, Noémi Soltész
Design: István Csekk

Dialogue 09 – Neues Museum | Rapture | A plea for modernism | The Pruitt-Igoe Myth | The Gruen Effect | Reactions | My Playground | Desert Utopia: Midcentury Architecture in Palm Springs | Living Architectures | Mission Statements | Antwerp Central | Oil Rocks – City above the sea | Hella Jongerius: Contemporary Archetypes | How much does your buiding weigh, Mr. Foster? | Kommunalka | Requiem for Detroit? | Bauhaus: Model and Myth | Eames: The Architect and the Painter | Short Shots Budapest shortfilm competition

Urban Migration Film Festival 15. Feb. 2012, UCL

Urban Migration Film Festival February 15th 09:30-17:00
Readers of this list may wish to sign up for the free UCL Urban Migration Film Festival, which will take place on Wednesday 15th February 09:30-17:00. We will explore questions regarding urban migration today through the prism of clips from seminal films of the past century. You are invited to come for the day, bring a packed lunch and see the two films screened over lunchtime, or drop in to the morning or afternoon sessions. Whichever you choose, you are guaranteed a fascinating discussion with a panel of experts from architecture, anthropology, film studies, planning, psychiatry and art who will be joined by several of the film-makers.
The panels will consider Journeys – how do migrants negotiate their environment whilst on the move? Transition – how do migrants adapt to new systems, shape their communities and create temporary environments? The festival will end with a session on Negotiation and Accommodation: with films on establishing roots, acculturation and myths of return.
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