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Based on the groundbreaking thinking of Danish architect Jan Gehl, The Human Scale is a film that investigates how urban environments impact and enhance human life and happiness.
For 40 years, Jan Gehl has been systematically observing humans in their urban environs to see how they naturally use them; creating city squares, closing roads off to traffic and opening up disused laneways (as in the case of Melbourne) all have a dramatic effect on our lives. Suddenly the private becomes public again. This is the main thrust of thinking that drives Gehl and his associates: by building cities that encourage citizens to reclaim public space, the city (and even megacity) can become a more inhabitable space for humans.
Directed by Andreas Dalsgaard, over five chapters The Human Scale looks at the work of Gehl Architects across 10 cities including New York, Copenhagen, Dhaka and Melbourne.
ADR is giving away 5 x double passes to the film’s opening weekend at ACMI to e-news subscribers.
To enter the competition, simply sign up to the ADR e-newsletter (current subscribers may also enter), then email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‘ACMI’ to go in the draw to win 1 of 5 x double passes to The Human Scale’s opening weekend, June 14–16, at ACMI in Melbourne.
Entries close 24 May 2013. Winners will be notified via email shortly after.
Opening weekend screenings:
Fri 14 Jun 2013, 5.30pm, 7.15pm, 9pm
Sat 15 Jun 2013, 7.15pm, 9pm
Sun 16 Jun 2013, 4.15pm, 6.15pm
For more information on the film, click here.