We shape our dwellings and afterwards our dwellings shape us.
September 19, 2014 5:50 PM   Subscribe

Al Jazeera has just finished running its series Rebel Architecture.
The six 25 min. films are now available online:
Guerrilla architect.
A traditional future.
The architecture of violence.
Working on water.
Greening the City
The pedreiro and the master planner.
posted by adamvasco (12 comments total) 97 users marked this as a favorite
I am loving these so far.
posted by Hicksu at 9:42 PM on September 19, 2014

Architecture of Violence is absolutely riveting.
posted by lazaruslong at 11:02 PM on September 19, 2014

These are so good. Architecture of Violence was amazing.
posted by azarbayejani at 11:04 PM on September 19, 2014

Pages 9 - 20 of this pamphlet is on a similar trope.
posted by linear_arborescent_thought at 1:24 AM on September 20, 2014

Yes, just watched Architecture of Violence.

Riveting, indeed.

Now, on to the others. Thank you, adamvasco
posted by Mister Bijou at 1:35 AM on September 20, 2014

I just paused the first one 10 mins in to come back and favourite this post.
posted by evil_esto at 2:13 AM on September 20, 2014

This is great. We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us is often mis-attributed to Winston Churchill, which is stupid, because Churchill wasn't even trying to be an architect. There's way more to it than that.

Great link!
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:30 AM on September 20, 2014

I just paused the first one 10 mins in to come back and favourite this post.

Me as well. This is good stuff.
posted by Dip Flash at 5:17 AM on September 20, 2014

The Pedreiro and the Master Planner isn't up yet. I linked to the promo.
If someone finds it first please put a link up.
And seconding all those comments about Architecture of Violence. Incredible documentary. If it wasn't for the abject hostility towards I/P posts from some here I would have made this the link and nothing more.
Here is a Guardian article about Eyal Weizman and his documentary together with a comprehensive interview.
posted by adamvasco at 1:54 PM on September 21, 2014

Here's the YouTube upload of part six: Pedreiro and the Master Planner.

I hear you about the particular greatness of "Architecture of Violence" but I'm so glad you posted them all, adamvasco! I'm almost finished watching and will be giving them all at least a second watch. Watching these has given me a boost of spirit. Despite what we hear overwhelmingly from mass media (and what we see in daily life), so many cooperative+positive things are continuously happening in the world to improve the conditions of all creatures on our small planet.

Now I'm gonna go ponder intersectionality in its entirety.
posted by one teak forest at 5:44 AM on September 24, 2014 [1 favorite]

Very interesting, not sure I'll find time to watch them this month, but hey.
posted by jeffburdges at 9:27 AM on September 25, 2014

Thanks for sharing! These are some of the core concepts that brought me into the field of architecture (though I currently am not in the practice.)
posted by korrasamus at 3:26 PM on October 8, 2014

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