School of Architecture film series
- Categories: Film
- Event posted: April 4, 2012
- Last updated: Sept. 16, 2014
- Monday, April 9, 2012, 7 p.m.
- Woodruff Auditorium, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd., Lawrence
- Age limit: Not available
Gary Hustwit's new documentary, "Urbanized" on April 9th , focuses on the creation of cities and asks the world's leading architects, planners, policymakers, builders and thinkers to discuss the issues and strategies behind cities. Hustwit explains, “I had the first ideas for Urbanized in 2007, when I traveled to over 100 cities for the screening tour for Helvetica. I hadn’t planned on making a series of films about design, but after making Helvetica, I was thinking a lot about all the ways design affects our daily lives. This led to the second film in the trilogy, Objectified, about manufactured objects and industrial design. But the design of our cities struck me as the area of design that had the most impact on our lives. Where we live, how we get around, where we work, how we relax, what opportunities we’re afforded; the physical design of the city dictates all of these factors.”
"Urbanized" will feature a Q&A with Hustwit.