Watch Online: Rotterdam Speciaal – (T)huisloos in de stad. - AFFR
5–9 Oct 2022
film • stad • architectuur


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Film – City – Architecture

AFFR explores the relationship between film, cities and architecture by programming and screening architecture films and by organizing introductions and debates.

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AFFR History

The Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam (AFFR) was established in 2000, and the foundation organized its festival the same year as the first architecture film festival in the world. Festivals also took place again in 2001 and 2003. In 2007 AFFR made a fresh start after a few years of silence. In 2009 the event expanded significantly in terms of visitor numbers and programming.

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Rotterdam Speciaal, de Veranderende Stad

On Thursday 7 October 2021, AFFR and AIR organized a cinematic debate about the housing crisis. Based on a number of short films, Bart Cosijn discussed pressing issues in Rotterdam's housing policy with Rotterdam guests. Watch the debate IN DUTCH…
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Watch Online: Rotterdam Speciaal – (T)huisloos in de stad.

In cooperation with AIR, Vers Beton and Urban Guides, AFFR organized a discussion on the problem of homelessness in Rotterdam on Friday 9 October 2020. The debate followed the film What it Takes to Make a Home by Giovanni Borassi en Daniel Schwarz on the homelessness in Los Angeles and Vienna.

The discussion was moderated by Bart Cosijn; participants were: Sigwela Augustin (architect and tutor at Delft University of Technology), Belinda Beikes (street lawyer at Basisberaad), Frans Bosman (policy advisor Maatschappelijke Ontwikkeling at the city of Rotterdam), Willemijn Sneep (journalist at Vers Beton) en Patrick van der Jagt (photographer and former homeless). With a live excursion by Gijs van der Meer (Urban Guides) to Pension Almonde in Rotterdam where artist and pioneer Melle Smets explained about this extraordinary, temporary housing project.

The above discussion is in Dutch only. Read more about the research by Vers Beton on homelessness among youngsters in Rotterdam. The documentary What it Takes to Make a Home will be available online from late November via Canadian Centre for Architecture CCA.

film • city • architecture 5 - 9 Oct. 2022
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