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Urban Research:
Artists Exploring Contemporary Urban Space

Urban Research is a special film program during the Berlin International Directors Lounge with three screenings and a loop program during the festival. The program is concerned with urban themes curated by Klaus W. Eisenlohr.

For years the urban landscape has been under rapid change. Due to the increased economic pressure and shift towards mono-functional uses of the city, public space more and more vanishes. The newly awakened interest in old city centers, which is a rather positive development, has also created new demands in conjunction with the deregulations of national and municipal city tasks: the city has mainly become an object for real estate investment.

On the other hand, new waves for urban movements towards a democratic renewal have appeared. A redetermination of public place may have come across, a new protest culture against the complete commercialization of the city has spread in places. Be it called neoliberal, new labor, social democratic, political-islam or post-Maoism, you name I. The radical loss of democratic political influences concerning urban development seems to have found a counter force in a rediscovery of the political space. The above sometimes extreme changes in the urban are also being reflected in creative art and film, or may even find their unique expression in the arts.

Link to  The Tenth Berlin International Directors Lounge 2014 [DLX]
Link to  Naherholung Sternchen, Berolinastraße 7, 10178 Berlin / Mitte
directly behind Cinema International und Rathaus Mitte, off U-Bahn Schillingstr.

Sunday, 9 February 2014, 19:00 at Space A
The Future — The City  Link
Urban Research Programme I
Scott Fitzpatrick, LJ Frezza, Noyman Gili, Henry Gwiazda, Fabian Heitzhausen, Sharon Horodi ⁄ Cheb Kammerer, Lorenz Fidel Huchthausen, Joe Merrell, Joas Sebastian Nebe, Matthew Pell, Monika Rechsteiner, Elizabeth Ross, Pedro Miguel Santos, Christiane Thalmann, Rhayne Vermette

Tuesday, 11 February 2014, 18:00 at Space A
Memories of Non-Spaces  Link
Urban Research Programme II
Marina Chernikova, Silvia Dal Dosso, Jeymer Gamboa, Gabrielle Le Bayon, Erika Matsunami, Benallal Mehdi, Txema Novelo, Anna Okrasko

Friday, 14 February 2014, 20:00 at Space B
Subverting Leviathan  Link
Urban Research Programme III
Jonathan Rescigno, artizinconnu, Nisrine Boukhari, Sirin Bahar Demirel, Bingšl Elmas, Maria Gonchar, Sharon Horodi ⁄ Cheb Kammerer, Gertrud Schulte Westenberg ⁄ Matthias Coers, Sylvia Winkler ⁄ Stephan Kšperl

Loop Programme  Link
Playing during days of Urban Research Programme
Laura Soria, Russell Chartier ⁄ Paul Botelho, Leila Nadir ⁄ Cary Peppermint, Margarita Novikova, Jonathan Rescigno, Yanovsky Yaroslav, Ada Kobusiewicz, Roberta Orlando, Fried Rosenstock


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