Film Screening: Withing Formal Cities

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Film Screening: Withing Formal Cities

January 30, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us for a screening of Within Formal Cities, a new documentary film that takes viewers deep into the urban fabric of five South American cities. Pittsburgh native Brian Gaudio and Abe Drechsler document housing and infrastructure projects in Lima, Santiago, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, and Bogotá. During their travels, they interviewed more than 40 architects, designers, community members, and government agencies to learn about the housing crisis and the innovative ways designers are addressing it.

Abe Drechsler and Brian Gaudio, both 2014 graduates of College of Design’s Bachelor of Architecture program, were awarded the 2014 Duda Travel Fellowship after their graduation. In the Fall of 2014, they traveled to and studied 5 cities in South America to document housing and infrastructure projects in informal communities: Lima (Peru), Santiago (Chile), São Paulo (Brazil), Rio De Janeiro (Brazil), and Bogotá (Colombia).

While in South America, Abe and Brian examined everything from self-built houses in the favelas of Rio, to government-funded housing projects designed by world-famous architects in Lima. In each location they photographed, sketched, and analyzed buildings and street-scapes. Additionally, they meet with local designers, professors, and community organizers to discuss critical issues related to housing and infrastructure.


This screening is approved for 1.5 AIA credit hours LU/HSW.


January 30, 2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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