Posted on: 7th June 2019
FILMNIGHT: Tree house and Alt Erlaa
Special guest: Zara Pfeifer, artist & director of “Du, meine konkrete Utopie.”
place: VHS Favoriten, Arthaberplatz 18, 1100 Vienna
date: 18 June 2019
entry free! please reserve.
Rain or shine!
about the Filmnight June 2019
The evening is dedicated to two visionary housing projects: Frei Otto’s “tree house,” a project for IBA Berlin in 1987, and Harry Glück’s residential park Alt-Erlaa. While in Zara Pfeifer’s Du, meine Konkrete Utopie the inhabitants of Alt-Erlaa talk about the advantages of the numerous common areas of this city within the city, Beate Lendt’s film Der Traum vom Baumhaus also gives us the perspective of architects like Frei Otto, Yona Friedman, Anne Lacaton & Jean-Philippe Vassal, who talk about the philosophy and the sustainable impact of this ecological community project.
Du, meine konkrete Utopie, A 2016, 10 min., OV with engl. subtitles, D: Zara Pfeifer
Du, meine konkrete Utopie showcases Pfeifer’s visual and sociological discoveries in an expansive series of photographs. Alterlaa is a rare example of the successful implementation of modernity’s highest aspiration—a true machine for living, with nearly one-hundred-percent resident satisfaction for more than four decades. Here, Pfeifer captures its human side for the first time. Kimberly Bradley
Der Traum vom Baumhaus/Dreaming of a Treehouse, GER 2011, 65 min, OV with engl. subtitles, D: Beate Lendt
The documentary “Dreaming of a Treehouse” addresses the Ökohaus, an experimental collective housing project in Berlin, conceived by the famous German architect/engineer Frei Otto for the International Building Exhibition (IBA) of 1984-1987 held in Berlin. Through a series of interviews with the key players involved in the design and realization process, it looks back on the implemented innovative ecological and adaptable design strategies, as well as on the participatory co-design process behind this remarkable building. It is one of Frei Otto’s least known projects, yet a masterpiece and radical consequence of his groundbreaking thinking on adaptability.
Interviews with Frei Otto, Christine Kanstinger-Otto, Hermann Kendel, co-architects, planners as well as inhabitants and participatory builders.
Commentary by architects Yona Friedman, Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal.
Wohngeschichten @ IBA VOR ORT
movies in wonderland film nights in cooperation with IBA_Wien
On six film evenings between June and December 2019, „Wohngeschichten“ give a broad audience the opportunity to get to know the residential quarters of the IBA_Wien and to discuss topics ranging from the famous Gemeindebau in Red Vienna to the future of ecologically and socially sustainable housing.
Address: Arthaberplatz 18, 1100 Wien