- Thu 8 Oct 21:30 LV Zaal 3
In what way is a new city formed by its migrants? Thanks to the welfare state, hundreds of new towns appeared throughout Western Europe after World War II. Because everyone was a newcomer, harmonious communities arose. New Towns, Arrival Cities tells the story of six of these new towns through the eyes of six old and new pioneers. By means of a playful combination of music, archive material and interviews, the film shows the interaction between city and migrant, past and present. Although the cities differ enormously from each other, every asylum seeker, refugee and labor migrant grapples with ever increasing challenges.
Part of AFFR Shorts: New Towns
From a fascist city in Rome’s marshlands, via new social housing in Taichung, Taiwan, to the experiences of new town pioneers, these shorts show how new towns offer architects and inhabitants many amazing opportunities as well as daunting challenges.