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This series will be offered on Zoom – 1 LU credit pending
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Tuesday, October 5 | 6:30 PM | Zoom
Koolhaas Houselife
Koolhaas Houselife portrays one of the masterpieces of contemporary architecture. The film lets the viewer enter into the house’s daily intimacy through the stories and daily chores of Guadalupe Acedo, the housekeeper, and the other people who look after the building. The realities of high-profile architecture; maintenance, circulation and accessibility concerns are extensively examined. Houselife is both a portrait of a building as well as a vivid visual diary

Tuesday, October 19 | 6:30 PM | Zoom
The Pruitt-Igoe Myth
It began as a housing marvel.  Two decades later, it ended in rubble.  But what happened to those caught in between?  The Pruitt-Igoe Myth tells the story of the transformation of the American city in the decades after World War II, through the lens of the infamous Pruitt-Igoe housing development and the St. Louis residents who called it home.

Tuesday, November 2 | 6:30 PM | Zoom
The Infinite Happiness
Conceived as a personal video diary, The Infinite Happiness is an architectural experience. The film takes us to the heart of one of the contemporary housing development considered to be a new model of success.  Inhabiting the giant “8 House” built by Danish architect Bjarke Ingels in the suburbs of Copenhagen, Ila Bêka & Louise Lemoine recount their subjective experience of living inside this experiment of vertical village, elected in 2011 as World best residential building.  As a Lego game, the film builds up a collection of life stories all interconnected by their personal relationship to the building. The film draws the lines of a human map which allows the viewer to discover the building through an inner and intimate point of view and questions the architecture’s ability to create collective happiness showing the surprising results of this new type of social model of the 21st century.