Social Housing, Housing the Social

Various locations, Amsterdam, October 2011

Co-Curated with Yael Messer

Featured films and video works:
Public Housing by Frederick Wiseman (USA, 1997).
Together by Lukas Moodysson (Sweden, 2000).
Flag Wars by Linda Goode Bryant & Laura Poitras (USA, 2003).
Look Out! by Johanna Billing (UK), Prod. Milch (London, 2003)
California Dreaming by Bregtje van der Haak (the Netherlands, 2010).
Project Cabrini Green by Jan Tichy (USA, 2011).

A series of screenings, within the side program of the symposium Social Housing - Housing the Social. During the last thirty years, an unprecedented number of films, documentaries and video arts have been made around the more than ever pressing issues of social housing, gentrification and urban renewal. The film program of the symposium Actors, Agents and Attendants: Social Housing - Housing the Social presents canonical works around these issues side by side with more recent films. By doing so, the series of screenings is aimed at illustrating the topic of social housing and its issues, but also bringing to the surface old and new notions concerning the link between socialization and housing. The screening took place in different independent art spaces in Amsterdam.