UK, 2016, 12’
Language: English with Hungarian subtitles
D: Valentina Gordeeva
Street art has come a long way from its first examples in public space to artist being heralded by contemporary galleries – being an important segment of cultural industries and often having substantial subcultural capital, institutionalization proved the importance of the genre. The short is a summarization of today’s viewpoint on the subject.
Entering to Bildarchitektur
HU, 2017, 1’
D: Paradigma Ariadné, Vizit
The Hungarian stand at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2017 paid homage to the work of the extraordinary avantgarde writer, painter, editor, and public figure Lajos Kassák.
RS, 2016, 8′
D: AΔA O:TVORENO (Stefan Radošević, Luka Višnjić, Đorđe Milosavljević Gera, Mihajlo Vitezović)
An experimental documentary short that follows a watchtower building workshop in public space and its ability to connect people, architecture and nature upon the sides of Divčibare Mountain. Furthermore, this is a part of a much larger project concerning opening and fulfilling the potential of public spaces through research, actions, and workshops.
Sidewalk and Fireplace in Perbál
HU, 2016, 6’
Language: Hungarian with English subtitles
D: Albert Máté, Gergő Potyondi
Department of Public Building Design at Budapest University of Technology and Economics organises a summer camp each year in Perbál, Hungary for a children’s home of Living On Association. During the camp’s short period, students of architecture are doing repair work and various improvements to make the lives of residents easier. In 2016, members of Special College for Architecture built a sidewalk and a fireplace.
SE, 2016, 15′
Language: English with English and Hungarian subtitles
D: Emilia Stålhammar, Veronica Pålsson, Elsa Löwdin
Traveling the streets of Kampala, Uganda, one does not only face a chaotic and dangerous traffic environment but also struggles to go through endless queues, pollution, motorcyclists and cars attacking you from every angle. Urban planner Amanda Ngabirano strives to show that there are alternative ways of movements and her biggest dream is to have a cycling lane in her city. Psychology and sociology meet bicycles.
Szabihíd – A Bridge of Liberty
HU, 2018, 15’
Language: Hungarian with English subtitles
In 2016, residents of Budapest were happy to reclaim Liberty Bridge that was removed from traffic due to refurbishment of tram tracks. The bridge proved to be a huge attraction for both locals and tourists. People recognised the place as their own, organised programmes and took care of the bridge. By contrast, refurbishment works already being finished, the bridge was opened purely for public space use for a few weekends in 2017. This was the beginning of Szabihíd project, an urbanistic experiment for public space development that can be a breakthrough from spontaneous actions to various forms of public space use, supported by city administration.
ABOUT THE CREATORS
Valentina Gordeeva is a media artist, independent filmmaker and screenwriter from Russia, based both in London and Saint Petersburg. Gordeeva has been working in film since completing her MA in Film & TV Production at Anglia Ruskin University in 2015. Her short films have been screened at various international film festivals. At the moment, Gordeeva is working on various film projects, including her debut feature-length script and a new short film.
O:TVORENO (OPEN) is a concept and interdisciplinary project of AΔA (Art Design Architecture) social group, created in 2016. It stems from self-initiative “guerilla” actions, with the need to point out the problem of abandoned public spaces. It aims to engage various social groups in the implementation of architectural micro-urban projects, educate and raise awareness of the importance of joint efforts in preserving and developing the quality of public space.
Albert Máté works as a freelance videographer. He started shooting photos and videos in the student group called Képkocka. His other film in a previous festival edition is Biobricket Dryer in Monor. For Gergő Potyondi, film was always one of the most elemental kind of storytelling. However, he only started to commit himself to it at Képkocka. He is currently expanding his skills in digital post-production.
Képkocka is a media oriented student organisation founded at the Faculty of Architecture at Budapest University of Technology and Economics. Its main goal is to record key moments of the local architecture life and to provide high quality materials to professionals and the public.
Cycologic is the debut film for directors Veronica Pålsson, Emilia Stålhammar and Elsa Löwdin (L-R). They met through The Red Cross College University in Stockholm and their love for filmmaking and sharing positive stories around the world resulted in their short film. Sweden’s three rising stars of storytelling live their dream and enjoy every second of it. Their hope is that Cycologic will be a springboard to making other documentaries that will bring topics of hope and human interest to the public realm.
VaLyo – City and River Association is a social organisation active in the fields of urbanism, environmental protection and culture. They have been involved in community public space renewal since 2011. The team works on raising awareness and facilitating appreciation of the coasts of river Danube that are currently inaccessible to the public in Budapest due to heavy car traffic. They draw attention to exciting Danube sites with the means of art and community development and make proposals for their utilisation – without the need to consume and pay just for the sake of being allowed to be there.