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"Directors have the art of visualising the future nailed. Film can at an instant make the utopian world tangible and provide the provocations to get us thinking, but why has the popular future become such an unobtainable place?

Architects once aligned themselves with the future, fusing their visions to political ideals and ambitions for a bolder tomorrow, but where is our contemporary vision coming from? Who is imagining tomorrow and what will be the drivers? Does our apparent anxiety in the future point towards a confusing set of messages and a lack of political will to invest in it? Is our future suffering from a lack of faith and leadership in the present? Can we regain it?

WIRED magazine with RIBA Building Futures host a multi-disciplinary evening fusing film, architecture and debate to reveal our ambitions for tomorrow. Chaired by Ben Hammersley and including contributions from Fran├žois Penz, Reader in Architecture and the Moving Image at the University of Cambridge and Eric Parry, founder and Co-Director of Eric Parry Architects with Sean Griffiths, Director and Co-Founder of Fashion Architecture Taste Ltd."

Official Website: http://www.bfi.org.uk/whatson/bfi_southbank/events/riba_building_futures_this_house_believes_we_have_lost_sight_of_the_future

Added by nico_macdonald on November 6, 2009