In cooperation with Färgfabriken and Metropolitan Collective, we are proud to present: Holistic Urbanism Film Night.
Cycling, walkability, and small scale rapid interventions. For cities like Stockholm, Amsterdam and Vancouver; creating human-friendly spaces, places and mobility is playing an important role in the attractive contemporary city. But what do these efforts look like in practice?
Holistic Urbanism: STHLM – VAN – AMS digs into this question through a series of short films from these cities and others who have transformed their visions into reality. These efforts can mean different things in different places but all have a clear focus on the city’s most important element – its people. Other than professional urban planners, architects and civil engineers, few people consider the various city-making activities separately from one another. Inspired by the everyday perspective of urban dwellers, and reflected through the films being screened, bottom-up holistic urbanism aims to overcome the barriers between conventional city-making disciplines and accounts for a diversity elements that influence and interact with one another at multiple scales.
With films from Street Films and Vancouver Cycle Chic, as well as independent projects like Sounds for the City and classics like The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces, the film night at Färgfabriken intends to spark discussion about the future of our cities. The free and open event aims create a relaxed atmosphere to promote exchanges among a range of people here in Stockholm.
17:00 – Doors open for AW (movies streaming in bar)
18:00 – Screenings begin
19:00 – Panel Discussion
19:30 – Refreshment and discussion break
20:00 – Screening Continue
21:00 – Mingle & Drinks
•Katarina Fredrika – The Art of Urban Creation, Project Leader at Nacka Stad
•Daniel Firth – Transport Strategist for the City of Stockholm
•Alexander Ståhle – CEO at Spacescape, PhD in Urban Design
•Moderator: Mitchell Reardon – Partner, Metropolitan Collective; Research Fellow, Nordregio
Vancouver Cycle Chic: began as a photo blog in 2010, documenting Vancouver's stylish people on bikes. After a lot of positive feedback about the blog, we decided to try our hand at other stuff, like events and films. We imagine a Vancouver where stylish people on bikes are commonplace. Where people are comfortable on bikes.Where bicycles help us express our personal style and connect with our neighbourhoods.
StreetFilms: produces short films showing how smart transportation design and policy can result in better places to live, work and play. Founded in 2006, Streetfilms has become the go-to organization for educational films about sustainable transportation, and inspires action and behavioral change worldwide. Individuals, public agencies, non-profit organizations, schools, and transportation advocacy groups use Streetfilms to educate decision makers and make change for livable streets in their communities.
Stina Lundqvist (Waiting on info or website)
With additional screenings from:
Thinking City Amsterdam http://www.summerschoolthinkingcity.org/
Urban Resort http://www.urbanresort.nl/
William Whyte & PPS http://www.pps.org/product/the-social-life-of-small-urban-spaces/