La Vie en Kit on tourat Dutch Architecture Academies - AFFR
9–13 Oct 2024
film • stad • architectuur


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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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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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Now on show: films by AFFR founder Jord den Hollander

Over the coming weeks, films by Jord den Hollander – architect, filmmaker and founder of AFFR – will be screened at various venues. Don't miss them!
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La Vie en Kit on tour
at Dutch Architecture Academies

After its Dutch premiere at AFFR 2024, filmmaker and architect Elodie Degavre's La Vie en Kit is currently on tour at various film festivals, arthouse cinemas and architecture schools at home and abroad. The documentary - also known under the title Life, Assembled - will be shown at the Academie van Bouwkunst Amsterdam on 31 May, and at the Architectuur Academie Maastricht on 13 June. Last November, the film has also been screened at the Rotterdam Academy of Architecture, as part of the Growcore design studio.

La Vie en Kit on tour<br>at Dutch Architecture Academies

About La Vie en Kit
An exciting journey back in time with four adventurous Belgian architects, Simone and Lucien Kroll, Jean Englebert and Paul Petit, who realized experimental housing communities 50 years ago that created a stir in the conservative architecture world. The homes they built together with adventurous residents in Brussels, Liège and Charleroi still look astonishingly modern.Are these experiments a shining example for the current housing crisis?

At AFFR, the film was introduced by Belgian architect Dag Boutsen, and followed by a Q&A between director Elodie Degavre and Charlotte Thomas, editor at De Architect. In the run-up to the festival, De Architect also published an article about the introduction and the film, which can be read here.

About Elodie Degavre
Elodie Degavre is an architect, lecturer, researcher and film director, living and working in Brussels. She is a passionate architect who interprets her profession in the broadest sense. For instance, she teaches architectural design at UCLouvain, where she is also a researcher; before that, she worked as an architect on public projects for several Brussels firms. From her growing interest in “telling the story” of architecture, she regularly writes for the Belgian magazine A+ Architecture. She also wants to make architecture more accessible to non-specialists, which is why she has expanded her field of work to include film writing. With the documentary “Life, Assembled”, she takes a new step towards a wider audience. The documentary also provides space for her intuitive love of writing and photography.

Elodie Degavre was one of the participants in the Film & Architecture Studio, the renowned course that AFFR organises every year together with the Independent School.

film • city • architecture 9 - 13 Oct. 2024