At its core, Lewis Mumford’s pioneering 1939 documentary film “The City” is a utopian appeal to reason and emotion. The development of cities parallel tracked the rise of motion pictures: rural to urban, silent to sound — serving as witnesses to our changing lifestyles, experiences, and attitudes about an increasingly urban world. In this interactive program, we will be viewing “The City” and discussing the use of film throughout the history of urban planning to examine where it succeeded, where it failed, and what has changed in the use of the medium for imagining and building the future city.
During this session, John Moody will be in conversation with David Vega-Barachowitz, giving commentary while the film is live streaming.
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Curation by Omeed Manocheri
John Moody Creative Director, City Planner, and Designer
David Vega-Barachowitz, Director of Urban Design, WXY architecture + urban design
A 1930s examination of life in small towns compared to life in cities.