theme: Living Architecture - Planned Projects and Lived Spaces

Op drie zondagen in mei organiseert het Platform Latijns Amerikaanse Architecten Nederland (PLAAN) in samenwerking met het ABC het filmfestival LAAFF. Het thema van dit eerste Latijns Amerikaanse Architectuur Film Festival is ‘Living Architecture - Planned Projects and Lived Spaces’. In dit kader worden in totaal zes films getoond die de discrepantie laten zien tussen geplande architectuur-stedenbouw en de werkelijkheid van alledag die geldt in veel Latijns Amerikaanse steden. Een werkelijkheid waarbij vooral ‘niet-planmatige’ en ‘onprofessionele’ bouwactiviteiten de verschijningsvorm van steden bepalen. Op 17 mei, de laatste zondag van het filmfestival, staan de Mexicaanse documentaire BARRAGAN en de Chileense fim 74M op het programma. Beide documentaire-films zijn weer Spaans gesproken met Engelstalige ondertiteling. Speciale gast op deze zondag is architect Lucas van Zuijlen.

Organization: PLAAN, Platform Latin American Architects in the Netherlands -

Date: Sunday 3 / 10 / 17 May 2015
Location: ABC Architectuurcentrum, Groot Heiligland 47, 2011 EP Haarlem, The Netherlands, Tel 023 534 0584,
fees: € 7 and € 5 for ABC-friends (PIN possible, not for bar consumption)
Language:  All films are Spanish spoken with English subtitles


Sunday 17th MAY
13:30 Outset (bar is open) - 13:50 Introduction
14:00 BARRAGAN, 29min (MX)
pause 20 min
14:50 74M, 67 min (CH)
Debate with special guest architect Lucas van Zuijlen
Networking, LatAm bites (empanadas de carne, Argentina), wine, beer (only cash!)

“BARRAGAN”  La Casa de Luis Barragan (2011, Mexico) Unique in contemporary architecture, the home of the Mexican architect Luis Barragán (1902-1988) is on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. Winner of the Pritzker Prize in 1980, the highest honour to which an architect can aspire. His house and studio, built in 1948 in Tacubaya, a Mexico City suburb, is bathed in light, colour and silence and is an outstanding example of his postwar creative work. The 1,161 m2 concrete building comprises a ground floor and two storeys, as well as a small private garden at ground level, full of trees and birds, and a second garden on a terrace, closer to the wind and clouds, for meditation.

“74 Metros Cuadrados (74 Square Meters)”. 74m2 (Chile 2012) The film portrays the story of a group of social leaders from Valparaiso and their organizational efforts to overcome poverty and achieve the dear homeownership. Cathy and Iselsa lead 150 families who decide to integrate an innovative social project, which would give them a home on a middle-class neighborhood in Valparaiso. For seven years, the camera accompanies them on a journey dominated by a lack of resources, a neighborhood that rejects them and the disaster caused by rains in their new homes. But the hardest part is overcoming the division of the community.

About special guest Lucas van Zuijlen
Architect, REAL ESTATE / webeditor / publisher at Rotterdam / research company. Quoate: "With fifteen years experience and enjoying the art, craft and laws of architecture, I extended my skills with finding the dialog in reusing acient -, modern – and future heritage, its re-use possibilities and its finance."

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