VDF x Zoomed In present two live architectural film screenings

Lynne M. Centeno

In the final part of Virtual Design Festival’s collaboration with Zoomed In festival, we are broadcasting a discussion with architectural photographers Dennis Gilbert and Jim Stephenson, who will be screening films from their personal archives. The event will be live-streamed at 7pm UK time.

Gilbert, guest curator of today’s Zoomed In programme and co-founder of image archive VIEW Pictures, will present a film he made to celebrate Walters and Cohen Architects’ 25th anniversary this February.

Gilbert revisited 20 projects which he had previously been commissioned to photograph for the practice, and shot the whole film in just three months. The full film can be seen here.

Virtual Design Festival and Zoomed In festival are broadcasting a discussion with architectural photographers Dennis Gilbert and Jim Stephenson
Jim Stephenson’s film about Peter Zumthor’s Secular Retreat home, which will be screened as part of the broadcast

Architectural photographer and filmmaker Jim Stephenson will show a short film about Secular Retreat, a home in Devon designed by Peter Zumthor.

The film,

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VDF collaborates with The World Around to host symposium for Earth Day

Lynne M. Centeno

To mark Earth Day, VDF collaborated with The World Around to host a series of talks, interviews, short films and essays exploring ideas that could “shape the future of our relationship with the planet”.

Today’s programme features designers Nelly Ben Hayoun and Thomas Thwaites and architects Kunlé Adeyemi, Cameron Sinclair and London studio Cooking Sections, whose Climavore installation is pictured above, plus curator Aric Chen and more. See the schedule below for timings.

Curated by Beatrice Galilee of The World Around in partnership with Facebook’s Artist in Residence programme, the Earth Day 2020 symposium will feature over twenty leading figures working on environmental issues around the world.

The World Around curator Beatrice Galilee
Beatrice Galilee curated The World Around Earth Day 2020 symposium

It takes place on the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day on 22 April 1970, which saw 20 million people in the USA demonstrate against the damage human activity causes the natural

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