Merve Bedir - 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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Merve Bedir

Merve Bedir

Merve Bedir is an architect, based in Hong Kong. Her research focuses on hospitality and commoning practices based on mobility and labour. She studied architecture at Middle East Technical University (2003) and PhD at Delft University of Technology. Merve is an adjunct assistant professor in Hong Kong University Department of Architecture. She is the co-founder of Land and Civilization Compositions and Aformal Academy (Shenzhen/Hong Kong) and a founding member of Center for Spatial Justice (Istanbul), and Mutfak مطبخ Workshop (Gaziantep). Merve curated uncommon river (Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 2015), Vocabulary of Hospitality (Istanbul, 2015), and co-curated Automated Landscapes (Shenzhen, 2017 and 2019). Her work will be part of Venice Architecture Biennale (2012 and 2020), Istanbul Design, Shenzhen, and Saõ Paulo Biennales, and Oslo Triennale. She wrote in Harvard Design Magazine, AD Magazine, The Funambulist among others. At Land and Civilization Compositions, Bedir and her partner Hilgefort won Europan in Vienna (2012), Forest Park / Guangming (2018), Ningde Farm and Greenhouses (2018), and Shenzhen Bay/ Shenzhen (2019) competitions, all under construction.

film • city • architecture 6 - 10 Oct. 2021
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