Architekturzentrum Wien – in the courtyard
Museumsplatz 1 1070 Vienna
In case of rain: Az W Podium
Bikes n’ Rails: Solidarität schafft Raum, AT 2019, 7:00 min, original version (German), D: Filmgruppe RPL
Building an entire apartment building without capital — how does that work? The Bikes and Rails construction group is building a house in Vienna’s Sonnwendviertel that belongs solely to itself. The basis is provided by the legal and financial model of habiTAT, which promotes solidarity with a network of self-organised housing projects in Austria. Instead of profit, affordable rents and lifestyle freedom.
Der Stoff aus dem die Träume sind, AT 2019, 75:00 min, original version with English subtitles, D: Michael Rieper & Lotte Schreiber
With five milestones of self-organised and self-administered housing development in Austria, the documentary takes a multifaceted approach to various topics related to cooperative planning processes from 1968 until the present day. We visit the pioneers of the Kooperatives Wohnen passenger car project in Graz-Raaba, meet the architects and original residents of a split-level housing estate in Graz, explore the Gärtnerhof eco-settlement and the Lebensraum estate in Gänserndorf, Lower Austria, talk to residents of a Vienna housing project about the development and planning process, and let the Linz-based WillyFred project activists explain how homes can be bought back from the property market.
followed by Q&A with director Lotte Schreiber
Ciao Aracà, DE 2019, 63:00 min, original version with English subtitles, D: Daniel Chisholm
The ageing population of Aracà has to cope with rural flight, a rapidly changing agricultural sector and, not least, with an increasing number of outsiders buying up their village. At the same time, a number of the next generation are looking for ways to stay in their village. The film documents the thought-provoking and emotional handling of time, change, loss and hope among the members of this small community in the Ligurian countryside.