One of a series of screening and discussion events organised by Hilary in collaboration with UCL Urban Lab. Together with Urban Lab Films I’ve organised a series of three film screening events exploring human reactions and relations to demolition, from insurrection and controversy to intervention and choreography.
The programme focuses on the often overlooked yet powerful place of demolition within society, both as threat and as a source of creativity and fascination.
This event at space studio’s White Building included screenings of demolition from early cinema, through documentary to contemporary format television. The event explored the ongoing human fascination with the spectacle and the utopian impulses, failures and dreams that are part of every story of demolition and creativity.