15:00, Mexico, 2023
full film available upon request

Rooted in an anonymous residential building in Mexico, one that has been lived in, earthquake-destroyed, abandoned and restored for 70 years, this film borrows “wrinkles” as a conceptual thread to investigate the aging of architecture. Dancing between observation and imagination, it explores the camera as a spatial tool to braid embodied data with empirical research, and manifests itself in an experimental film. From matters to actions, between structures and bodies, an alternative literacy is composed that breaks the binary of before/after in architecture design, and constructs a collective authorship that dwells in the easily unaccountable acts of everyday care.

We need to be better observers before we can become better designers. Living in a world that is saturated with modernism buildings boomed in the last century, which have, to different extents, started to show signs of crumbling, it is crucial for us to reflect the existing built environment and question - how do we live together? Solutionism is not the offering, but rather, an outlook for re-discovering architecture as life-long projects.

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2023, Official Selection of Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands
2023, Official Selection of ArchFilmLund Film Festival, Sweden
2023, Finalist of 17th Istanbul International Architecture and Urban Films Festival, Türkiye
2023, Finalist of Venice Architecture Film Festival, Italy
2023, (chapter “Caretaking”) Shortlisted at Copenhagen Architecture Festival Film Mosaic Competition, Denmark
2023, Official Selection of Vienna Architektur. Film. Sommer 2023, Austria
2023, Winner for “Transmedial Media Architecture” at Media Architecture Biennale, Canada

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