Melbourne Design Week Film Festival: A Poetics of Living Past Event
Dir: Caroline Adler & Damien Faure / 2018 / France / 60mins / Spanish (with English subtitles)
This award winning film explores the experimental architecture of Chile’s “Open City” founded in 1967. Follow in the footsteps of Caroline Alder as she interviews architects, poets, artists and teachers, who continue building a free and open community in search of living poetry.
On the shore of the Pacific Ocean in Chile, a young architect, who narrates this contemplative voyage, returns to the landscapes that are close to her heart. Here, she says, “where time becomes poetic,” is the land of Amereida, a poem written in Tierra del Fuego in 1967 that celebrates the new origin of America. Through this pilgrimage, she guides us in an architectural exploration to reveal a foreign territory where habitable space becomes poetic concept: a space where architecture re-creates the links between human beings and the world; a gentle voyage through the lands of Latin America.
Melbourne Design Week Film Festival curated by Richard Sowada