Jan Pesman - AFFR

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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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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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…
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Jan Pesman

Jan Pesman

Jan Pesman (Utrecht, 1951) studied architecture at the Delft University of Technology and was one of the founders of cepezed in 1973. In 1971 he was co-initiator of the magazine for scientific entertainment Utopia, where he remained as editor and designer until 1977. Pesman was also co-initiator of the design magazine Items, which still exists to this day. From 1983 to 1992 he had a position as editor. During academic year 1994-1995, Jan Pesman was senior lecturer at the Rotterdam Academy of Architecture and Urban Design. In the period 2010-2014 he was chair of the Dutch Royal Institute of Engineers KIVI NIRIA. Besides his many activities as architect and spatial designer, he also gives lectures in the Netherlands and abroad.

film • city • architecture 6 - 10 Oct. 2021
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