Diller Scofidio + Renfro: Reimagining Lincoln Center and the High Line
USA, 2012, 54 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Architecture/Design, Documentary
Thursday, Sept. 20 @ 7pm
Reception to follow at Ace
Taisto Makela, Associate Professor and Chair, CU Denver-College of Architecture & Planning, will conduct a discussion following the screening
Diller Scofidio + Renfro has long been at the forefront of design. The interdisciplinary design firm first stirred interest with its provocative exhibitions of theoretically based projects that blurred the boundaries between art and architecture. In 1999, Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio, the firm’s founding principals, were awarded the prestigious “genius" grant by the MacArthur Foundation, in recognition of their commitment to integrating architecture with issues of contemporary culture. In this 54-minute documentary, intelligent commentary from the architects is complemented by remarkable cinematography and interviews with New York City planning commissioner Amanda Burden and other civic figures. Critics and theorists Mark Wigley, Anthony Vidler, and Mr. Filler, offer insights into the firm’s history, previous completed projects, and their unique process of reimagining the public identities of two major New York urban spaces.
DIRECTOR: Muffie Dunn, Tom Piper