We’re excited to present two of the films from the Archive for Change collection at NEOutopia, at the Centre for Creative Collaboration, London 26th-27th Nov 2011. The films will be shown on Sunday as part of the film programme, 3-6pm.
Organised by City-bound Collective, the weekend will involve an exhibition of the NEOutopia project, talks from writers, artists, academics & architects who will “consider the problems and possibilities of cities in today’s neoliberal societies.”
We’re pleased that our film ‘Demolition & Demonstration’ and the archive film ‘Road to Blaydon’ will be screened alongside some other fascinating films. Hope you can make it!
“Inspired by Lefebvre’s proposition, or ‘call’ for a project which refuses to subscribe to ‘representations of space as generally conceived’, NEOutopia is a disjointed, yet strangely compelling ‘mapping’ of the problems of urban regeneration and the production of space. Rather than trace the empirical problems of space, it aims to expose the limits of utopian, architectural remedies and the ‘proposed solutions of planners’ who, as Lefebvre suggests, fail to master the complex contortions and paradoxical properties of (social) space.”
Archive for Change was exhibited as part of ‘Wor Story Film Festival’, Star & Shadow Cinema, Newcastle, 29th & 30th Oct 2011. http://www.starandshadow.org.uk/on/event/503
The event was really inspiring with talks and films that documented a snapshot of Newcastle’s radical history. We created a new installation to showcase a selection of the Archive for Change films. We had a great weekend and some brilliant feedback from people who weren’t so familiar with the issues raised in the films.