Theme AFFR 2020:Guilty Architecture - 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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The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari with a live score by Matteo Myderwyk
Sat 10 Oct 21:30

This hundred-year-old silent film has recently been digitally restored and, specially for AFFR, it will be accompanied by live music from jazz pianist Matteo Myderwyk.
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Theme AFFR 2020:
Guilty Architecture

Taking Guilty Architecture as its theme, AFFR goes in search of the moral dilemmas of our time with a critical selection of films and documentaries about the city and architecture. The Covid-19 pandemic has dramatically exposed the vulnerability of life on earth, challenging architecture, urban design and our relationship with nature.

Theme AFFR 2020:<br>Guilty Architecture

The devastating ecological consequences of global urbanization call on the moral understanding of developers and architects. Can we still build at all without irrevocably damaging the planet? What is the role of architects in a society where the gap between rich and poor is widening by the day and the city is gradually turning into a site of investment speculation? How should we deal with populist leaders who propagate traditional values and classical styles of architecture as expressions of national identity and confidence?

AFFR poses the question: how innocent is architecture now?


film • city • architecture 7 - 11 Oct. 2020
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