Summer School × 2022: Leave No One Behind
Workshop dates: 20-28 August, 2022
The 2022 Copenhagen Architecture Festival (CAFx) Film & Architecture Summer School focuses on inclusive and non-discriminatory design solutions in the built, grown and planned environment.
Indeed, the forms of discrimination that persist in the design of our buildings, our neighbourhoods and our cities, perpetuate major social inequalities grounded in gender, age, ethnic, sexual orientation, physical mobility or income differences. At the same time, positive design solutions have the potential to extenuate and contrast these inequalities, generating safer, more sustainable, more inclusive spaces for all.
During the 9-day Film & Architecture Summer School, you will learn about the UN’s Leave No One Behind (LNOB) agenda in relation to design, architecture and urban planning, and apply this knowledge to create your own short film documenting an inclusive and non-discriminatory design solution in our immediate environment.
Through lectures, exercises and inspirational discussions, in the first sessions ethnographer Bettina Werner will introduce you to the notion of inclusive design and to techniques and methodologies for sensing the city, and offer her guidance throughout the program. Researcher Sofie Stilling will elaborate on her work to unpack the relation between film and architecture, and renowned filmmaker Eva Mulvad will walk you through the creative process of making a film, from concept development to final work, and provide feedback on your own production. Techno-anthropologists Drude Emilie Ehn and Sofie Thorsen will expand on their research project on inclusivity-mapping in the city of Copenhagen, and together with award-winning drag queen Chantal al Arab you will learn to address questions of exclusion and rights to the city. Editor Julieta Balasch will assist you in the final process of finishing your film.
Working on an idea developed during the first sessions, you will explore the process of filmmaking and gain concrete knowledge of organizing, filming and editing your work and creating a relevant, dramaturgically well-functioning story. Your short film will be premiered on the final day of the Summer School.
All the films produced during the Summer School will enter the Film Mosaic: Leave No One Behind global short film competition and be featured in the resulting online, open-access platform. The best films will be selected to be screened during Copenhagen Architecture Festival 2022 and during the UIA 2023 CPH World Congress: Sustainable Futures - Leave No One Behind.
MA Cultural analysis
Bettina is an ethnographer and co-founder of CoUrban - a small urban design consultancy based in Copenhagen. Her main interest is exploring the built environment through an intersectional lens, with a strong emphasis on public health and quality of life. Bettina has several years of experience working with citizen engagement processes as well as teaching several courses in the Urban studies program at DIS study abroad.
Multi-award winning Danish documentary filmmaker, Eva Mulvad is the co-founder of the production company Danish Documentaries and the director of ‘Enemies of Happiness’, ‘CASH’, ‘The good life', 'A Modern Man', 'The Cherry Adventure’ and ‘Love Child’, among other works.
Drude Emilie Ehn
Industrial PhD at Gehl and the Service Design Lab, AAU, MSc. in Service Systems Design. Drude works to bridge architectural planning practices with the research fields of Service Systems Design and Co-design. With a background in Service Systems Design and Social work, Drude is particularly interested in the democratic principles that shape our cities and how these can be strengthened. Her PhD project studies public life and experiments with systematizing and enhancing stakeholder–especially citizen–participation in projects.
Julieta is a film editor from Spain, based in Copenhagen. She studied film and media at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, in Barcelona, and graduated in film and video editing at BSM-UPF in 2020. She is currently working as an assistant editor at the postproduction house Burning Boat. Recently, she has participated the docu-series Cannabis Buyers Club, official selection in Tribeca Film Festival, New York.
Sofie is an Industrial PhD student at the University of Copenhagen and CAFx working on the intersection of architecture and film. Her research focuses on film as a methodological tool to register and communicate place bound and sensuous characteristics between stakeholders involved in the early phases of architectural construction. Furthermore, she is the co-editor of several books on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
The city is not just the place many people live but also the result of a planning process. This process is yet again a function of ideas about what the good city looks like and who it is for. This session explores the city as a material manifestation of power hierarchies and asks who is the city for, and who is excluded? Your instructor is the award winning drag queen and Author of several books and articles, Chantal al Arab.
Industrial PhD at Gehl and the Techno-Anthropology Lab, AAU, MSc. in Sociology
As Industrial PhD, Sofie works to bridge architectural practices with research in data science and urban informatics. With a background in sociology and years of experience within futures studies, data science and techno-anthropology, Sofie uses her data imagination and curiosity about people to question and rethink ways of studying public space and public life in cities. Her PhD project explores people’s behaviors, movements and experiences in the city, empowering architects to design cities that work even better for humans.