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Architecture film Tue 6 March at South Lambeth Library

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  • Charlie Holland
    The next Digital Tuesdays screening is the feature documentary Utopia London directed by Tom Cordell Tuesday 6th March at Tate South Lambeth Library 180 South
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 2, 2012
      The next Digital Tuesdays screening is the feature documentary Utopia London directed by Tom Cordell Tuesday 6th March at Tate South Lambeth Library 180 South Lambeth Road, SW8 1QP 7.00pm refreshments for 7.30 screening Admission: Free Utopia London is a visually stunning documentary about the 20th century rebuilding of London by modernist architects. These young idealists were united around a vision - using science and art to create a society of equal citizens. The film shows how they revolutionised life in the city in the wake of destruction from WWII and eliminated the poor living conditions inherited from the Industrial Revolution. Director Tom Cordell travels through the recent history of the city where he grew up. He finds the architects who designed it and reunites them with the buildings they created, including iconic structures like Pimlico School, the Alexandra Road and Alton East and Alton West Estates and Lambeth landmarks like Brixton Rec and Dawson's Heights. The film also shows how the meaning of these transformative buildings has been radically manipulated over subsequent decades. Inspired by the optimism of the past, it asks: where do we go now? The screening will be followed by a discussion with 2 of the leading architects, Kate Macintosh (Dawson's Heights) and George Finch (Brixton Rec, Cotton Gardens and Lambeth Towers) and film maker Tom Cordell. For more information and a trailer visit www.utopialondon.com www.digitaltuesdays.co.uk Tel: 0207 793 7740

      (And, on the subject of local architecture, there's an enjoyable acrobatic video filmed on the soon-to-be-demolished Heygate Estate behind the E&C shopping centre at http://kenningtonpob.blogspot.com/2012/02/active-travel-heygate-estate-style.html )
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