Sat 8 Oct 17:00 - The Current State of Architecture in Russia - Special with De Architect - AFFR
9–13 Oct 2024
film • stad • architectuur

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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Organisation

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Sat 8 Oct 17:00 – The Current State of Architecture in Russia – Special with De Architect

Asya Zolnikova, correspondent for Meduza and De Architect, gives a critical overview of the current state of Russian architecture. Her presentation is followed by a screening of GES-2, a film about Renzo Piano’s renovation of a former energy plant in Moscow, commissioned by an oligarch, and a talk between Merel Pit, editor-in-chief of De Architect, and filmmaker Nastia Korkia.

Sat 8 Oct 17:00 – The Current State of Architecture in Russia – Special with De Architect

Daily life in Russia seems to continue as before, but beneath the surface everything has changed drastically since Putin invaded Ukraine. Russian journalist Asya Zolnikova, correspondent for De Architect, gives a critical overview of the current state of Russian architecture. Zolnikova is an architecture journalist with Meduza, an independent Russian platform for journalism. The presentation is followed by a screening of GES-2, a film about the renovation of a former energy plant by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop, sponsored by oligarch Leonid Mikhelson. After the screening, Merel Pit, editor-in-chief of De Architect, talks to the filmmaker Nastia Korkia.

GES-2 (Nastia Korkia, 2021)
A Russian oligarch tasks Renzo Piano with the transformation of GES-2, a former power plant opposite the Kremlin, into a contemporary art space. Nastia Korkia’s debut boldly forgoes a chronological approach, yet still manages to convey a comprehensive narrative that conveys the unwieldy energy required to breathe life into this former industrial space. Over a period of five years, this wonderful documentary follows the construction workers, curators, artists and security guards as they offer us a peek into a space that resists logic, yet manages to function anyway. Humorous and without pretension, GES-2 is an engaging reminder of the transformative potential of art and architecture.

Read Asya Zolnikova’s article about GES-2 for De Architect here (Dutch only)

INFO & TICKETS

Date: Saturday 8 October
Start programme: 17:00 hrs

Location: LantarenVenster

Tickets: € 11,75 / € 8,25
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film • city • architecture 9 - 13 Oct. 2024