Architecture and the City Festival
Celebrating San Francisco’s unique built environment and design community, Architecture and the City is the first festival of its kind in the Bay Area. The month-long celebration features behind the scenes tours, films, exhibitions, lectures and more, providing opportunities for participants to engage with the local architecture community and experience design in a myriad of ways throughout the city.
The 2012 festival theme, Design: It's About Time, will encourage attendees to consider both the notion of permanence and the enduring power of design in the built environment, and to explore the layers of history that have shaped San Francisco.
2012 Architecture and the City Film Series
Every Wednesday in September
Main Library, Koret Auditorium, Lower Level
September 12th: HU Enigma (2011)
A monumental structure in Rio de Janeiro is a metaphor for the promise and shortcomings of utopian modernism. One half of the building hosts an important hospital, while the other half crumbles as a derelict ruin. Through a series of split screens, Hu Enigma juxtaposes the bustling labor and lifeless neglect that coexist within the symmetrical halves of this perplexing building. Complementing the striking visual narrative, the film follows stories of patients and doctors who inhabit the building.
Running time 78 minutes | Scriptwriters and Directors: Pedro Urano and Joana Traub Cseko
For information on the full festival line up, please visit http://www.aiasf.org