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Architecture & Design Film Festival in Chicago screens 2 Dutch documentaries

Still from A World to Shape, courtesy of Newton Films

Wed, Feb 1 - Sun, Feb 5  2023

Architecture and Design Film Festival (ADFF) - Chicago

The Architecture and Design Film Festival (ADFF) screens A World to Shape by Ton van Zantvoort, about designers Nienke Hoogvliet and Dave Hakkens, as well as Under Tomorrow’s Sky by Jan Louter, about the work of architect Winy Maas and MVRDV.

A World to Shape, directed by Ton van Zantvoort

Nienke Hoogvliet (1989) and Dave Hakkens (1988) represent a new generation of contemporary Dutch Designers. This generation is acutely aware that raw materials are depleting, energy is scarce, and globalization is driving new forms of small-scale production. As makers, they don’t care about existing boundaries between art, design and science.

In A World to Shape, director Ton van Zantvoort guides you through the respective ingenuity of Nienke and Dave.
Nienke’s mission is to make the world’s second most polluting industry – the clothing industry – more sustainable. She is currently working on sustainable applications of seaweed, such as using it to make paint. Dave’s ambition is equally ambitious. His Kamp project attempts to establish a living and working community that uses a minimal carbon footprint. He has created a blueprint for a new society and made it open source so that anyone can adopt and improve the ideas. Where many people might see problems, Nienke and Dave envisage solutions.

Saturday, February 4, 3:30 PM – Drake Family Skyscraper Gallery Theatre

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Under Tomorrow’s Sky, directed by Jan Louter

Renowned architect and urbanist Winy Maas is passionate about finding innovative solutions for the city of the future. As the co-founder of MVRDV Architects and director of The Why Factory think tank at the Delft University of Technology, Maas advocates for ‘high rises on a human scale’ – stacked structural volumes with open spaces and greenery around them that feel like vertical villages – instead of uniform tower blocks. From sincere discussions with clients to challenging design meetings and construction site visits in Asia, Under Tomorrow’s Sky provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse into Maas’ professional life and explores how his designs can keep future cities compact and livable.

Thursday, February 2, 5:45 PM – Drake Family Skyscraper Gallery Theatre

Saturday, February 4, 1:15 PM – Drake Family Skyscraper Gallery Theatre

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