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BY design100 | 20-Jun-2012
Presented by Speakeasy Cinema and design100 as a fundraiser for Open House Melbourne. Gary Hustwit ('Helvetica', 'Objectified') takes on the City in 'Urbanized'. Urbanized is the concluding chapter in director Gary Hustwit's documentary trilogy about design. The first, 'Helvetica', concerned the alternatively revered and reviled typeface of its title. The second, 'Objectified', broadened its scope to examine the sometimes invisible ubiquity of design in the objects around us. Finally, 'Urbanized' expands the horizons of the series once more to examine the design of the places 75% of people on Earth will be living in by 2050: cities.
Venue: Capitol Theatre
Address: 113 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Date: 19 July 2012
Time: 7:00pm
Ticket: $20+bf (pre-sale) from design100 or $25 on the door.
Buy / Ticket: https://secure.eventoffice.com/forms/UrbanizedScreening_2012.asp?eventid=3076
Web: http://www.filmink.com.au/filmbiz/notice/5785/

The film invites us to think about the complexity of urban spaces and the infinity of decisions that are made in their design. It investigates problems such as the lack of potable water in the slums of Mumbai and initiatives like the rehabilitation of New York City's High Line, introducing us to the people thinking about our cities and the ones doing something about them. From ordinary citizens with grass-roots projects to lauded architects including Oscar Niemeyer and his modernist hope for Brasília, 'Urbanized' paints a fascinating, accessible portrait of the people and projects shaping the future of how we live.

Smart, optimistic and very good looking, 'Urbanized' enthusiastically believes in design’s power to shape the places we live and how good design makes them, and by extension our lives, better.

85 min.

The film will be followed by a conversation on urban futures. Picking up where the film leaves off, a group of esteemed architects, thinkers, planners and artists will discuss their ideas for the future of urban design in Melbourne, Australasia and beyond.

Stay tuned for announcements on panelists through the twitter and facebook vessels.

Presented with design100 as a fundraiser for Open House Melbourne.