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Film: Detroit Wild City

Tuesday, October 9, 6:00 pm
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French filmmaker Florent Tillon’s 2010 documentary Detroit Wild City (Detroit ville sauvage) offers a poetic portrait of the dystopian ‘Motor City’ where ‘grass is growing in parking lots’ and building after building is crumbling apart. The film shows suffocating images of the Renaissance [...]

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Film: How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?

Tuesday, October 16, 6:00 pm
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The film traces the rise of one of the world’s premier architects, Norman Foster and his unending quest to improve the quality of life through design. Portrayed are Foster’s origins and how his dreams and influences inspired the design of [...]

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Film: Grand Paris

Tuesday, October 30, 6:00 pm
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In 2008, French president Nicolas Sarkozy announced his idea of Le Grand Paris. A resolutely ambitious project dreamt up by Sarkozy, Le Grand Paris calls for a sustainable, post-Kyoto ecological city embracing, rather than fighting, nature. The Paris of today [...]

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