Rotch Library Lunchtime Film Series – This week's films

Posted January 11th, 2010 by Heather McCann

Join us in the Rotch Library conference room Monday, Thursday and Friday from noon-2 for week 2 of the 3rd annual Rotch Library IAP Film Series. See our complete film schedule on the IAP calendar.

Shigeru Ban: An Architect for Emergencies
January 11
Monday, January 11, noon-2:00pm
Rotch Library conference room
Japanese architect Shigeru Ban (1957) is usually referred to as an “ecological architect.” His reputation has grown steadily in recent years, not only because of the heightened concern about global ecology and the increased practice of recycling, but also because he is interested in the development of prefab, low-cost housing for the victims of natural disasters and other emergencies, of which there have been many.

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Alvar Aalto: Technology and Nature
Thursday, January 14th, noon-2:00 pm
Rotch Library conference room
The Finnish architect Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) is one of the great figures of modern architecture, ranked alongside Gropius, Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe. This film analyzes Aalto’s uniquely successful resolution of the demands and possibilities created by new technology and construction materials with the need to make his buildings sympathetic both to their users and to their natural surroundings.

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This Is What Democracy Looks Like
Friday, January 15th, noon-2:00 pm
Rotch Library conference room
Cut from the footage of over 100 media activists, a film that captures the 1999 WTO protests in Seattle. An intensely political and emotional account of a week that changed the world.

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