Saturday 6 May 2017, 14:30 - 19:00
The Histories of Architecture. Shooting the city

London: Gentrification

MAXXI Auditorium – free admittance with the purchase of a museum entrance ticket or a subscription to the Histories of Architecture series. The Cities of the World
free for myMAXXI cardholders

curated by Milano Design Film Festival

Four encounters with auteur cinematography recounting the spirit of New York, Tokyo, Milan and London, global urban and architectural poles.

The programme of screenings flanks the series of lectures The Histories of Architecture. The Cities of the World with historical, poetic, analytic and inquiring gazes. Highlighting certain identifying traits of the cities and emphasising the most recent contemporary transformations as well as those with deeper roots that have determined their current spirit, the documentaries present a remarkably varied and complete overview.

London: Gentrification
A global phenomenon that is modifying the social nature of urban areas: whole quarters in the centre of the British capital of London are disappearing due to a wave of urban redevelopment and the consequent real estate crisis that is destroying the true identity of the areas.

SCREENINGS
H 14:30 London afloat, directed by Gloria Aura Bortolini, Great Britain 2016, 29’
H 15:10 Barbicania, directed by Ila Bêka & Lemoine, great Britain 2014, 90’