Screening and panel discussion on Monday 11 March, 20:00 – 22:00 | Kino Kosmos, Zurich.
London, 1972 – the city is growing, and with it the need to house working populations. Post-war values of social welfare make experimenting with new forms of housing possible, ushering in an era of modernist, utopian projects. Among the most daring and innovative, Peter and Alison Smithson’s Robin Hood Gardens estate.
Mixing documentary and fiction storytelling , the echoes of experts and decision-makers are heard as we explore the corridors of Robin Hood – their voices, like dissonant radio waves, take turns in expounding the values of the estate, while also arguing about its reputation, significance, and future. Meanwhile, intimate portraits of residents express the emotional, humorous, and complex story of the project.
Less than 50 years later, London is a very different place. The question arises: where has Robin Hood gone?
Institute for Urban Design | Urban-Think Tank, Chair of Architecture and Urban Design, Prof. Hubert Klumpner
Contact: Klearjos Eduardo Papanicolaou