Living Megastructures

Panoramic views on the 23 de Enero housing zone in Caracas, Venezuela, revolve around conversations of the inhabitants, architects and activists, who discuss the possibilities and limits of processes of appropriation of architecture and of political structures: How was housing and the city modernistically planned and created in the 1950s? How were parts of these "megastructures" appropriated? And how has this appropriation impacted on life here so far? What potential does the new constitution hold for the re-appropriation of urban terrain and housing?
(Sabine Bitter and Helmut Weber)

Orig. Title
Living Megastructures
Year
2003 - 2004
Countries
Austria, Venezuela
Duration
25 min
Category
Essay
Orig. Language
spanish
Subtitles
english
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Credits
Director
Helmut Weber, Sabine Bitter
Assistant
Osvaldo Michelli, Katharina Rohde
Available Formats
Digital File (prores, h264) (Distribution Copy)
Sound Format
stereo
Frame Rate
25 fps
Color Format
colour
Betacam SP (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,33
Sound Format
stereo
Frame Rate
25 fps