ByDesign 2015 begins this evening, April 10, and continues through April 14 at the Northwest Film Forum, co-presented with Seattle-based design firm Civilization. The festival presents feature length films and panel discussions on the subjects of architecture and design. From the NWFF website:
This year’s film lineup roves the architectural terrain of tiny houses, the history of typography, the interiors of 1977s psychic landscapes, a German architecture firm captured through the lens of the late Harun Farocki in one of his last films, and more.
One of the highlights is Fresh Dressed: The Revolution Of Fashion Born On The Streets, which debuted at Sundance this year. Directed by Sacha Jenkins, creative director of Mass Appeal, and co-produced by rapper Nas, Fresh Dressed starts with the origins of hip-hop and hip-hop fashion in Harlem and follows the ongoing changes in urban style and music, going beyond the aesthetics and looking at the political and social issues that underlie them.
The films selected for this festival have that much in common: They have an appreciation for the aesthetic principles of design, but they recognize and explore the sociology of it as well—how design changes, and how it changes us.
The line up includes:
Fresh Dressed (Sacha Jenkins, 2015)
Print the Legend (2014)
Less Is More panel discussion
Microtopia (Jesper Wachtmeister, 2013)
Interiors (Woody Allen, 1978 on 35mm)
City: Hall (Jeong Jae-eun, 2013)
Type:Rider (lecture with Jeff Barlow, Starbucks)
Civilization Conversation Series
Sauerbruch Hutton Architects (Harun Farocki, 2013)
Futuring the Future lecture and tour at Frye Museum