The Architecture and The City Festival is produced by the San Francisco branch of the American Institute of Architects. The yearly event includes free films at the SF Public Library, architectural tours, exhibitions, lectures, and, of course, San Francisco Living: Home Tours. This popular festival includes collaborations with local design and community partners, firms and organizations to further creative ideas and advance the conversation surrounding the local built environment, to celebrate accomplishments and together work towards building a more sustainable future.
The 2014 theme, Home, is reflected in my curation of the festival film series. Home is a particularly timely and poignant subject, given San Francisco’s current housing shortage, the rapid expansion of cities all over the world, and the shifting roles of planners and architects in multi-family and single-family housing. In this series, we see different shapes and types of home, and along with it, different meanings of home. The films explore the idea of home as a high-rise apartment, the American Dream, a mansion, a never-ending renovation, a romantic notion, and even a whole city.
Role: Film series curator
Location: San Francisco, CA