Architecture has had a starring role in movies and documentaries since the beginning of filmmaking. But recently the boundaries between the disciplines have become more fluid as architects increasingly incorporate the film medium into their work. Both employing cinematic techniques as processual tools and as documentation with a broad appeal to a wide audience.
The Copenhagen Architecture Festival investigates the role and impact of architecture in our lives and the world we live in. Each year, the festival explores and presents ideas on the relation between the architectural world and human life through a broad public program of talks, films, performances, workshops, seminars and exhibitions in collaboration with various institutions and (inter)national partners. Additionally to festival activities CAFx has since 2016 hosted a yearly summer school exploring the obvious and the unspoken relation of architecture and film.
The interest in this niche is growing within both professions, and the Copenhagen Architecture Festival aims to explore not only the intersection between the two disciplines but also the architectural filmmakers. Providing a platform for both the artistic works as well as education and learning.