How can documentary film explore everyday practices in the built environment? Can film contribute to designing more inclusive architecture? What can architects learn from documentary filmmakers?
Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine are filmmakers, video artists, producers, and publishers. Their films delve into the complex relationship between our daily lives and the built environment. Through their unique lens and experimental storytelling, they explore the nuances of human behaviour and spatial identities in architecture and urbanism.
In this two-part interview conducted by one of our interns in 2022, on the occasion of Ila Bêka's visit for the premiere of 'Big Ears Listen with Feet', Bêka reflects on his filmmaking experience, which emphasizes the ordinary habits of people in relation to contemporary architecture and the urban environment.
Join us as we investigate the stories and thoughts behind architectural film classics such as 'The Infinite Happiness' and 'Barbicania'.
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Listen here - Part 2:
Ila Bêka, video artist, producer, and publisher, one-half of the artist duo Bêka & Lemoine
Nikola Salacz, architectural and human researcher, intern at CAFx in fall 2022