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  • Social Housing

    "You don’t understand the kind of scarcity there is in Mexico and many other countries." - Javier Garciadiego, developer

    Scarcity. Population density. Disaster recovery. Mexican architects are facing all of these challenges in ways that will surprise and inspire you.
    Episode two of MEXITY looks...

  • The Experimental City

    Movie

    In the 1960’s, as the cities collapsed and the suburbs sprawled, Athelstan Spilhaus had a vision: A futuristic city for 250,000 residents, engineered from scratch in the isolated woods of northern Minnesota, to solve the twin urban and environmental crises.

    The Minnesota Experimental City wou...

  • Leisurama

    Movie

    Leisurama is the story of a little pre-fabricated house, stocked with everything a person could need to walk in and begin a happy life, which started out at the 1964 NY World's Fair, and was eventually sold at Macy's! Along the way, you'll find out about the cold war, the World's Fair, the strugg...

  • The Pruitt-Igoe Myth - An Urban History

    Movie

    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.

    The Pruitt-Igoe Myth seeks to set the historical record straight. T...

  • There Goes Our Neighbourhood

    Movie

    There Goes Our Neighbourhood is the powerful, funny and uplifting story of a team of public housing locals who come together with a hope to unite their neighbourhood, convince residents and the outside world of the value of their community through an ambitious art project, in an attempt to preven...

  • Concrete Soldiers

    Movie

    Concrete Soldiers takes us on an exhilarating journey depicting people's battles against the big developers and Councils, who are splitting apart communities in the name of progress. But seemingly, against all odds, campaigners are winning and showing the way for people power.

    OFFICIAL SELECTION...

  • Microtopia

    Movie

    Microtopia explores how architects, artists and ordinary problem-solvers are pushing the limits to find answers to their dreams of portability, flexibility and of creating independence from the grid. Microtopia deals with contemporary urgent ideas that are addressed, and solved, in very surprisin...

  • Do More With Less

    Movie

    Do More With Less shows how young Latin American architects are bringing about a change in practice by offering a new understanding of the way the profession interacts with society. Rethinking the use of materials, academia, and the power of community and team work.

  • The Home Show

    Movie

    There is no silver bullet for all our housing problems. But as Foreign Correspondent's The Home Show demonstrates, creative approaches - even niche ideas like tiny houses, canal boats and shipping containers, combined with a dose of brave public policy - can make a real difference.