Hans Christian Post - AFFR 2020 - Guilty Architecture Debate

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The twelfth AFFR takes place from 7 to 11 October 2020. After the opening film at Theater Rotterdam, the festival moves to LanterenVenster cinema. This year the AFFR will again welcome dozens of international filmmakers and an expected 7500 fans of films, city and architecture from all over the world. 

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Since the announcement of AFFR 2020 in early March, the world has been hit by turbulent times like never before. But the relaxation of measures makes us hopeful of staging a coronavirus-free AFFR in October 2020. It will be a more compact version of the successful festival as we know it. We are working on new ways of presenting AFFR's...

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Despite the COVID-19 crisis, we currently assume that the twelfth edition of AFFR can take place from 7 to 11 October 2020 as intended. We will make a final decision on this in July. Please submit your film about city and architecture before 13 May. In case AFFR 2020 is postponed, we will gladly include your production in the selection procedures for next year.

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Hans Christian Post main guest at AFFR 2020 Guilty Architecture debate

The Danish writer and film maker Hans Christian Post has confirmed his participation in the thematic debate of AFFR 2020 on Thursday 8 October. Carola Hein, professor at TU Delft and Stephan Trüby, one of Germany's leading architectural theorists, will join the conversation too. The starting point is Post's new documentary Where to With History?, which shows the extensive destruction of Dresden's city center and the subsequent modernist reconstruction under the GDR regime. Does a reconstruction bring the ghosts of the past back to life?

Photo by Emilia Therese

From the devastating bombings of World War II to the epicentre of the far right in Germany. The story of Dresden is essential in understanding the rise of right-wing populism in Europe. Hans Christian Posts urgent new documentary Where to With History? shows the extensive destruction of Dresden’s city centre and its subsequent modernist reconstruction under the GDR regime. The reconstruction of Frauenkirche and a reinterpretation of recent history plays a central role in the narrative of right-wing movements such as Pegida.

On the one hand, Dresden is the figurehead of the East German boom after the fall of the wall, on the other it symbolises what goes wrong in Europe. Does a reconstruction bring the ghosts of the past back to life? Hans Christian Post uses interviews with politicians, city planners and critics to demonstrate how politics and architecture are inextricably linked. The dilemmas of a city under the spell of its heavily charged past become painfully visible.

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AFFR 2020 will take place from 7 – 11 October at LantarenVenster. Ticket sales start mid-September via Affr.nl.

film • city • architecture 7 - 11 Oct. 2020
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