Sharjah Art Foundation Film Screening: Urbanized

Sharjah Art Foundation will be screening Gary Hustwit's Urbanized on Saturday, 20th December 2014. The free screening will take place in the outdoor Mirage City Cinema in the Sharjah Art Foundation Art Spaces

Urbanized is the third part of Gary Hustwit’s design film trilogy, Helvetica and Objectified

Urbanized is a feature-length documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world’s foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers. Over half the world’s population now lives in an urban area, and 75% will call a city home by 2050. But while some cities are experiencing explosive growth, others are shrinking. The challenges of balancing housing, mobility, public space, civic engagement, economic development, and environmental policy are fast becoming universal concerns. Yet much of the dialogue on these issues is disconnected from the public domain.

Who is allowed to shape our cities, and how do they do it? Unlike many other fields of design, cities aren’t created by any one specialist or expert. There are many contributors to urban change, including ordinary citizens who can have a great impact improving the cities in which they live. By exploring a diverse range of urban design projects around the world, Urbanized frames a global discussion on the future of cities.

Event details

Date: Saturday, 20th December 2014 at 8.30pm

Venue: Mirage City Cinema, SAF Art Spaces, Behind Al Zahra Mosque, Sharjah (location map)