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Matrix City Screening #4

Where ‘ideal’ city concepts have been an important aspect of the creation of a modern(ist) society,in recent years new call is being made to create breakthrough visions for future societies.

This goes hand in hand with the perception that innovation needs to be steered by bold moves that go beyond the current systems, and can rather be found by unconventional players – alike the X-Prize initiative. This program (re)visits a number of compelling past, current and future projections of urban society to explore how they work as tools to prepare, construct and implant a new society and investigates the thin line between imagination and disenchanting future in some of the current ideal cities.

 

DESIGNING THE FUTURE /
The Venus Project
USA, 2009, 13:00 min.

FUTURO, A NEW STANCE FOR TOMORROW /
Mika Taanila
Finland, 1998, 29:00 min.

MET SIMON VINKENOOG NAAR HET NEW BABY-
LON VAN CONSTANT / Lies Westenburg, VPRO
The Netherlands, 1962, 15:00 min.

OTTICA ZERO / Maja Borg
UK, 2007, 13:00 min.

SUPERSURFACE: AN ALTERNATIVE MODEL FOR
LIFE ON EARTH / Superstudio
Italy, 1972, 10:00 min.


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