We started our Autumn segment of the 2018 movie series by screening ‘Urbanised,’ the second movie of The Design Trilogy by Gary Hustwit. This documentary picked up from our last screening of ‘Helvetica’ by the same director, in Winter 2018 segment.
'Urbanised' discusses the design of cities, looking at the issues and strategies behind urban design, and features some of the world's foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers. Over half the world’s population now lives in an urban area, and 75% will call a city home by 2050. But while some cities are experiencing explosive growth, others are shrinking. The challenges of balancing housing, mobility, public space, civic engagement, economic development, and environmental policy are fast becoming universal concerns. Yet much of the dialogue on these issues is disconnected from the public domain.
Like ‘Hevetica’, this movie generated a lot of interest & debate, and we shall screen the third movie ‘Objectified’ to complete the Design Trilogy, in Winter 2019.
Written by: Chris Musangi, AIA