Movie Night – ‘Plan for Paradise’

Are you interested in socio-ethical questions in architecture and urbanism? Then join us for the thought provoking movie ‘A Plan for Paradise’ on Wednesday 22nd of May at 19.30 in NATLAB.

Tickets are free for students, upon registration through the website of NATLAB and presenting student card.

‘A Plan for Paradise’ directed by Kati Juruus – who will provide a short pre-recorded introduction before the movie – was presented at the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam in 2023 and now we have the pleasure to collaborate with Architectuurcentrum Eindhoven to screen it in NATLAB.

“Build a city for 600,000 inhabitants in a valley outside Kathmandu. ‘We can do that,’ said the Finnish architecture firm Helin&Co. After winning the competition, the architects set to work. What follows is a culture clash between an organized, Western way of thinking and small-scale traditional life in Nepal. In sometimes hilarious fashion the film exposes the deep-rooted differences between the two worlds and shows the persistent efforts of the Finnish architects to create order in the apparent chaos of a misunderstood culture. ‘Look, that’s how we work with wood here,’ says one of the architects as he shows a Nepalese delegation around in Finland. ‘And we want to do the same in Nepal.’ The Nepalese nod politely, but know enough.”

After the screening of the movie we will have an after talk led by Maarten Willems, discussing several themes that come up in the movie, mainly concerning the clash of two extremely different cultures trying to work together towards a better future, yet failing to fully understand each other.

Get more information or your ticket at the website of NATLAB

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