Künstlerhaus presented a film program including the films Tehran 1380 that deals with the modern housing estate Ekbatan and the short film compilation Mit dem Hochhaus leben that addressed social implications of modern architecture located in the mega city Lagos. In all short films, residents take a precise look at the “anonymous housing blocks” they live in. A special, very immediate atmosphere is created by mobile recording devices: Ella Bergmann-Michels handy Kinamo camera, Hrafnhildur Gunnarsdottir’s DV camera or Marc Isaac’s camera installed inside a high-rise building lift. The film Lagos/Koolhaas rounded off the film program. It deals with an excursion by Dutch architect and theorist Rem Koolhaas, who conducted a field study in the mega city Lagos.
The documentary Tehran 1380 premiered in Stuttgart. The filmmakers Solmaz Shahbazi (architect and filmmaker, Stuttgart) and Tirdad Zolghadr (author and filmmaker, Zurich) were present.