Premiere: 6pm with Q+A SOLD OUT Further Screenings: 7.30pm, 8.30pm, 9.30pm
A look at Cork’s great near miss: the BKS Traffic Plan (1968) proposed a concrete creature to wrap the city, clearing all in its path. From the Port to the Courthouse, Patrick’s Hill to Barrack Street, over 50 acres of demolition and spaghetti junctions would have seen our city surrender to the motorcar.
Fortunately, the City Seventy Group, born of Cork’s first class of architects, provoked something even more powerful: our awareness and rebellion. In this short documentary film, the architects recall their college years in the Crawford School of Art, which led to youthful activism, prolific careers, and an enduring desire to see the city flourish. In her directorial debut, graduate architect Michelle Delea carves a space for cross-generational conversation, prompting questions of our city's past, present and future.
Attending audience will be welcome to a copy of The Sprawling, a public newspaper and sister project to the documentary film, featuring works submitted by the public in response to the city. These projects have been made possible by the support of the Cork Arts Council’s Engaging with Architecture Scheme 2021, MTU Teaching and Learning Unit (TLU), AnSEO, Crawford Art Gallery and the RIAI Southern Region.
Film duration is 36:36 minutes