January 14, 2014
Center for Urban History, Lviv
Screening of the film "Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio" was held.
"Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio" is a documentary film on the late architect Samuel Mockbee and the radical educational design/build program known as the Rural Studio. Hale County, Alabama is home to some of the most impoverished communities in the United States of America. It is also home to Auburn University’s Rural Studio, one of the most prolific and inspirational design-build outreach programs ever established. "Citizen Architect" is a documentary film chronicling the late Samuel Mockbee, artist, architect, educator and founder of the Rural Studio.
"Citizen Architect" explores Mockbee’s effort to provide students with an experience that forever inspires them to consider how they can use their skills to better their communities. Revealing the philosophy and heart behind the Rural Studio, the documentary is guided by passionate, frank and never-before-seen interviews with Mockbee himself.
Organizers: Architectural Cinema Club
Сover Image: Still from the film "Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio"