- Fri 11 Oct - 18:45
- Sat 12 Oct - 21:00
- Sun 13 Oct - 12:30
City Dreamers is an inspiring documentary about four of the most important female architects and landscape architects of the twentieth century: Phyllis Lambert, Blanche Lemco van Ginkel, Cornelia Hahn Oberlander and Denise Scott Brown. Four women who perhaps did not enjoy the same name recognition as their male colleagues but who achieved just as much in a world totally dominated by men. With the help of rare archival material and interviews, Joseph Hillel shows how these women developed a new perspective on the city. For the first time, it wasn’t buildings but neighbourhoods, cultures and urban ecosystems that were the focus. They succeeded in changing the cities of Montreal, Philadelphia, Vancouver and New York forever.
BNA Event – European premiere City Dreamers on Friday 11 October
The European premiere of the sensational film about four internationally renowned female designers from recent architecture history will take place on Friday 11 October. The screening will be followed by a conversation about the influence of female architects and urban designers in the Netherlands, chaired by journalist and presenter Tracy Metz.
With an introduction by Petra Brouwer on Saturday 12 October
Petra Brouwer is assistant professor in Architectural History at the University of Amsterdam, with a focus on modern and contemporary architecture, town planning and architectural theory. Since 2017 she is editor-in-chief of Architectural Histories, the open access peer reviewed journal of the European Architectural History Network (EAHN). Currently she is working on an edited volume World Histories of Architecture. The Emergence of a New Genre in the Nineteenth Century, based on her research as a residential scholar at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles (2014) and a visting professorship at McGill University’s School of Architecture in Montreal (2018). Another bookproject (with Tim Verlaan) concerns Amsterdam’s ‘compact city’ policies since the 1980ies.