Saturday 15th Apr 2017
4:30 – 6pm
at Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Put on by Northwest Film Forum, Smarthouse Creative, Civilization
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Álvaro Siza

Every year, ByDesign brings together a diversity of people, ideas and creative visions to explore intersections of design and the moving image. The program celebrates artists who combine forms and disciplines to transform our visual culture. ByDesign 2017 is sponsored by Smarthouse Creative and Civilization.

This is the Seattle premiere of Having a Cigarette with Álvaro Siza (Iain Dilthey, Germany, 2016, 52 min).

What is architecture? What can architecture do? What is your architectural position? What is your design method? Iain Dilthey's film listens to architect, socialist, and passionate smoker Álvaro Siza's meditations on these questions.

"The director does what possibly all of us would like to do with a person whom we esteem and are intrigued by. He listens and observes. With caution and respect. For an indefinite amount of time. One or more days with a great contemporary architect. Time dilates through the film following his thoughts. His pauses. His lucid, poetic rigor. It’s the life running through his works. It’s the answers to the questions posed by a profession that has so much to do with the lives of people. With history. With the evolution of the community. One speaks about social housing, of needs, of the differences between places, and of mutual influences. And it seems like there is nothing left to add." --Milano Design Film Festival

-via Northwest Film Forum