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2nd July, 2012

The Central European Architecture Film Exchange consists of the establishment of a Central European Architecture Film Collection as well as of a series of screenings of experimental videos, documentary shorts and reportages from Bratislava, Brno, Prague, Cracow, Warsaw and Budapest. 


The Budapest edition presents a selection of documentary films reflecting on the changing attitudes to prefabricated housing estates and apartments. In the decades between the 1960s and 1980s the mushrooming of industrially produced buildings changed the face of cities in Eastern Europe. These buildings were designed for cheap construction and extreme spactial efficiency, leaving little room for unplanned functions and activities. The selected films focus on users’ ways of inhabiting prefabricated housing estates, not only by adapting to their new living spaces, but also by diverting their logique and domesticating them.



Films screened:

Heidrun Holzfeind: Behind the Iron Gate (Warsaw, 2009, 55’)

Juraj Chlpik: Petr┬żalka Identity (Bratislava, 2010, 25’)

Zsolt Keserue, Levente Polyák, Ágnes Dénes: Rounding Off (Budapest, 2007, 24’)

Free event, films are screened in original language with English subtitles.

Venue: Trapéz padlás (1093 Budapest, Imre u. 2.)

Date: 2nd July, 2012 (Monday) 8 pm.

Further details on the films/ event on the website.

The programme is supported by the International Visegrad Fund.