Film screening

Film screening "Citizen Jane: Battle for the City" (2017)

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17.5.2018, 19:00

MetaLab space at "Promprylad" (Ivano-Frankivsk, 23Ж Sakharova str.)

Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) is an icon, a visionary writer who can be credited for almost single-handedly launching a powerful American urbanist movement whose principles continues to shape debates over the city today.  A successful journalist during a time when women had little to no agency in professional architectural or city planning circles, Jacobs wrote the seminal work The Life and Death of Great American Cities. Her scholarship was complemented by a fierce street-wise activism that showed how engaged citizens can fight the power for better neighborhoods. This highly-praised documentary depicts the epic 1960s battle between Jacobs and the ruthless New York City "master builder and planning tsar" Robert Moses, a crucial battle that was to determine the future of lower Manhattan.

After the screening, everyone is invited to join the discussion with

Peter Beiger 

is a curator of the film screening series “Cinematic Visions. American Cities and Architecture in Documentaries” run by the Center for Urban History. Peter is a Fulbright scholar 2018 to conduct research in Ukraine. Peter Beiger is an author, editor, and documentary maker from San Francisco. He explores architectural heritage and identity of Lviv.

Olha Zarechniuk

is an architectural editor of the Lviv Interactive program and coordinates the “Cinematic Visions”.

Anna Dobrova

coordinates the urban direction of the “Teple Misto” (Warm City) platform

The "Teple Misto" (Warm City) platform (Ivano-Frankivsk) invited the film series to be screened as part of a public program MetaLab  and provoke a discussion thereon.

"Cinematic Visions. American Cities and Architecture in Documentaries" is a series of film screenings which will be held from February to June. We will view films and discuss architecture through the lens of American movies. The American experience in shaping architectural trends, urban planning, and design in the Modern and post-Modern eras has been celebrated and vilified through the cinematic lens. Our newly launched film series Cinematic Visions explores, celebrates, and deplores the visual legacies of American society. Monthly screenings will offer interpretations of American efforts in contemporary architecture, urban construction (and deconstruction), as well as related topics.


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