CINECITY 2015: RISK


The CREATIVE DIRECTORS of the National Architecture Conference this year explored the “nexus between the need to take creative risks in and a world incapacitated by risk minimisation.”
Donald Bates, Andrew Mackenzie, Hamish Lyon. The Conference Directors chose 4x aspects of architecture to explore this theme. In writing this year’s CINECITY brief we chose their 4th one - The discipline of architecture.

DISCIPLINE (of architecture): [noun] a method of instruction which results in a body of knowledge and informs a way of doing things.

RISK: [verb] to expose, someone or something valued, to danger, harm, or loss; [synonym] to chance.

Friedrich Nietzsche, in a piece called Live Dangerously, asks "...  what is it that compels the individual human being to fear his neighbour, to think and act herd-fashion, and not to be glad of himself? " In few rare cases he suggests it's shame but overwhelming it is a desire for comfort, inertia.
 
So in light of this we asked the filmmakers what is architecture?

In watching the films I ask myself what is architecture to this person?  the risk here is change, perhaps and possibly, a change in definition, in the understanding of what architecture is and what it can be - a shift in the body of knowledge that informs the way we do things.
 


The Judges Choice Films and Overall Winner.

 
Cake COSETTE TO
Highly Commended by Esther Anatolitis

Inherent Duration Francis Matthews
Highly Commended by Esther Anatoliti
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In Haste Margaret Frank
Highly Commended by Richard Goodwin

Variations on the silence of Ruins #1 Diog​o Morato
Highly Commended by Richard Goodwin

Rise Atmos
First Choice by Callum Fraser 
 
Outer Urban Trancendence Nicola Morton
First Choice by Claire Healy
      
The Backwash Celeste Veldze/Jack Riddle
First Choice
by Esther Anatoliti
                 
Taking Flight Emily Cheng
First Choice by Kasper Guldager Jensen
     

The Journey Alice Covatta & Eloise Mavian
Highly Commended by Louise Lemoine & Ila Beka
First choice by Callum Morton & Richard Goodwin

Horsing Around RIDe
First Choice by Louise Lemoine & Ila Beka & Sean Cordeiro



THE SHORTLIST OF 30x FILMS WAS PUT FORWARD TO THE PANEL OF ESTEEMED JUDGES. EACH JUDGE CHOSE AND SCORED THEIR FIRST CHOICE FILM.

THE OVERALL WINNER OF THE PRIZE OF $1000 WAS

Horsing Around RIDe
          

CONGRATULATIONS!!

THE CINECITY ARCHITECTURAL FILM PROJECT is curated by 
LOUISE MACKENZIE & SARAH BREEN LOVETT

MANY THANKS TO OUR Supporters_ LYONS Architects, University of Sydney, LOOP and National Architecture  Conference Director Donald Bates