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.
This year’s festival theme, Resilient City: Strength by Design, investigates the ways in which architecture and design arts can proactively respond to urban resiliency challenges that affect our environmental, social and economic sustainability. This year’s Film Series includes a diverse range of documentary films, art projects, and archival footage that explore the ways in which design collaboration and community participation contribute to the resiliency of our built environment. The films also explore how generations of recording and archiving the changes in our neighborhoods strengthen our collective memory of places as we move forward with change.
Role: Film series curator
Location: San Francisco, CA