Berlin 2020 Filmmaking Workshop: Framing Urban Memory via Short Films

with ZK/U resident Dr. Gul Kacmaz Erk

ZK/U BerlinSiemensstr. 27, 10551, Berlin, Germany

As part of the CACity (Cinema and Architecture in the City) Research Group activities, founded in 2014 at Queen’s University Belfast, and in partnership with ZK/UBerlin (Center for Art and Urbanistics), architecture and film specialist Dr. Gul Kacmaz Erk has devised Berlin 2020 for individuals interested in filming architecture and the city, in collaboration with filmmaker Paddy Cahill and architectural historian Christopher S. Wilson.

Film makes use of design variables such as light, colour, movement, texture, pattern, and scale as a significant aspect of its narrative. Form, space, time, context, nature, sound, text, fabric and other design elements are all included in the core of a film. So how can we benefit from filmmaking to express our ideas on architecture and the city? Can film be a bridge between architects/artists/intellectuals and the public? With these questions in mind, we will discuss films about architecture and the city, and re‐produce Berlin through film. In doing so, we intend to develop an awareness of the relationship between cinema and architecture in the city.

Whether you are a Berlin inhabitant or a visitor to the city, you will be making a short film in and about Berlin within the theme of Urban Memory. The theme may include concepts such as adaptation, construction, cityscape, conservation, context, demolition, forgetting, mutation, place, present/absent, recalling, recovery, relocation, remembrance, time, transformation, transition, urban sites, and the past, all of which will be explored throughout the workshop in relation to the films screened and produced. In this workshop, theory and practice are brought together. A theoretical basis on the relationship of film and urban architecture will be provided through discussion. We will explore the world of cinema to portray our ideas about cities and the built environment. 

Language: English
Date: March 16–20, 2020
Time: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Max. number of participants: 20
Costs: 50€ per participant
Location: ZK/U Berlin Conference Room (Siemensstr. 27, 10551 Berlin Moabit)

Please sign up using the following link: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/berlin-2020-filmmaking-workshop-framing-urban-memory-via-short-films-tickets-94620036075