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17 November 19:00

Pavilion, New Holland Island

Screening of Builders of the Future (dir. Pim Zwier, the Netherlands, 2018, 56 min)

Filmed in collaboration with the International Institute of Social History Guided by political conviction and social consciousness architect Han van Loghem travelled to Siberia in the mid 1920s. The Soviet Union was in need of specialists to help design and construct entirely new cities in the Urals and Siberia, which were to become important mining and metallurgical centers. Filled with ideals and desire for adventures modern architects from West Europa left for the future workers’ paradise. The text is entirely based on letters, lectures and a manuscript by Han van Loghem and Berthe Neumeijer. The image consists of archival footage and photos, mainly from Russian archives. The film is screened in Russian language with English subtitles. Free admission. Limited number of seats. Please register in advance (link in Russian).
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