Architecture and Design Film Festival Screenings
Brooklyn Expo Center
72 Noble Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222, USA
Brooklyn will have a strong presence at NYCxDESIGN which takes place each May in NYC. This year ADFF will present a series of short films at BKLYN DESIGNS where all the films will either be about Brooklyn, or made by Brooklyn filmmakers. We will be screening eight short films throughout the three-day design event:
By: Kelly Loudenberg
Three large trash dumpsters become swimming pools, and an empty lot by the Gowanus Canal becomes an urban country club.
Pitch Black: Studio of James Casebere and Lorna Simpson
By: Oliver Hardt
Part of a feature-length film called David Adjaye - Collaborations, this documentary is about the work of British-Ghanaian architect David Adjaye. The collaborators – artists, curators and writers – give creative insights into Adjaye's buildings, while also offering highly personal perspectives on their collaboration.
Newtown Creek Digester Eggs: The Art of Human Waste
By: David W. Leitner
The Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, epitomizes what can be achieved when progressive government works with local activists to adopt the latest technology. The plant's "digester eggs" have won awards for their design and were made possible by New York City's "Percent for Art" program.
Stefan Sagmeister '05
By: Hillman Curtis
Directed, shot and edited by the late Hillman Curtis, this film looks into the process of the inspirational and intriguing graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister.
Piet Oudolf: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
By: Tom Piper
Well known from the success of New York's High Line and Chicago's Lurie Garden, Piet Oudolf is a landscape designer who defines gardening as an art. This short film was inspired by a visit to Piet's own gardens in Hummelo, the Netherlands, and has since prompted a feature-length film to fully celebrate Piet's radical vision.
School #9 Coop Himmelb(l)au
By: Howard Silver
The Austrian firm Coop Himmelb(l)au designed and built Public School #9, a performing and visual arts school complex for the Los Angeles school system located on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles.
By: Jessica Edwards & Gary Hustwit
The U.S. produces 390 billion pounds of garbage every year, and finding places to dispose of it is a serious environmental and economic challenge. But what if we could change the way we think about garbage, from something to be disposed of into something to be harvested?
Making Design Lab
By: Wes Rozen & Patrick Mandeville
Making Design Lab is a short film that follows Brooklyn based SITU Studio as they design, fabricate and install the new 10,000 sq. ft. permanent exhibition space at the New York Hall of Science.