Producing the Contemporary City

24 May - 2 September 2007
Biennale Film on Caracas opens AAFF in Johannesburg

On August 16 "Caracas: The Informal City" successfully opened the Architect Africa Film Festival in Johannesburg, SA.

The film, directed by Rob Schröder, was commissioned by the Architecture Biennale and co-produced with VPRO/Backlight and UTT Caracas. After the screenings in Johannesburg the Festival will travel to two other South-African cities: Durban and Cape Town. 


"Caracas: The Informal City" was also screened in Kliptown, a suburb of the former black township of Soweto.




Kliptown pictures by George Brugmans 



more on the film.... 

"Urbanism doesn't exist. It is only an ideology in Marx's sense of the word." (Koolhaas in S,M,L,XL, 1995)