DADo Film Society launches 2016 program

Start Date: 22 Apr 2016

End Date: 21 Sep 2016

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Above: still from Architecture on Fogo Island.

DADo Film Society's 2016 program celebrates three partnerships with some of Melbourne’s keenest advocates of design.

The Society is dedicated to films on architecture, design, and urbanism, and has announced three films in conjunction with Assemble Papers, Open House Melbourne, and Open Journal.

Session 3: Strange & Familiar builds upon Assemble Papers’ focus on Small Footprint Living with the award-winning film, Architecture on Fogo Island, which documents bold architecture projects on the remote Fogo Island in Newfoundland. The film embraces the excitement of living on the edge in relation to nature and contemporary design.

Session 4: Brutalism Love Fest showcases the deep love felt for the often-disparaged Brutalism movement to tie in with Open House Melbourne’s 2016 theme, ‘What’s the Beef with Brutalism.’ The feature film, Precise Poetry: The Architecture of Lina Bo Bardi, marks the Brazilian architect’s 100th birthday by considering the sociopolitical constraints and personal events that would lead to the timelessness of her work.

Session 5: House Love Night is partnered with Open Journal to celebrate the joy of living in good design. The session features a series of residents and their homes, including Penelope Seidler, Xavier Corbeo and Tim Ross. The night culminates in James Goldstein presenting the famous Sheats House by John Lautner, recently gifted to the Los Angeles County Art Museum (LACMA). page1image11960

The DADo season is curated by a volunteer committee of keen architecture film enthusiasts made up of architects Fooi Khoo, Siew-Fung Then, artist Rose Nolan and landscape architect Vincent Chan Kun Wa. This year the committee welcomes two new members, Laura Phillips, Editor of Neometro’s Open Journal and Paris Thomson, founder of motion production studio SIRAP.

More information on the program can be found here.