The Architecture and Design Film Festival took place this past weekend, May 5-9 in Chicago. With a great line up of 39 films ranging in length from 2 to 93 minutes, these individual movies were curated into 15 programs. The work of some of the most well known, inspirational and accomplished Architects and Designers were featured. I have included links to the trailers of some of these films, accessed by clicking on the names below. There are WAY too many worthwhile titles to mention here, but let it suffice to say that the content ranged from Architecture of Norman Foster and Renzo Piano, to graphic designers and artists Stefan Sagmeister and Milton Glaser, to the socially conscious work of Samuel Mockbeee and the Rural Studio. Phillipe Stark and his 43 Columns on Scene in Bilbao project was also featured. If you weren’t able to catch them all, a complete list of featured films can be found here.
The festival debuted in NYC last year to great acclaim. After last year’s festival, the New Yorker’s Architecture Critic, Paul Goldberger shared “now that the Architecture and Design Film Festival has come into being, none of us in the architecture and design community can imagine how we ever did without it. It went from being a new idea to becoming an essential event in the annual calendar. I can’t wait to see what is on tap for next year”. Well, it’s that time again! The New York Architecture and Design Film Festival is scheduled for October 19-23, 2011, at Tribeca Cinemas. Definitely a not-to-be-missed cultural event in the big apple.