Portugal hosts its first international film festival to screen documentary, experimental, animation and fiction films on architecture.

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Lisbon is hosting the international architecture film festival ARQUITETURAS from June 4-9, screening documentary, experimental, animation and fiction films about architecture. The festival’s central theme revolves around the concept of ‘Human Nature’ referring to the transforming action that humans perpetuate on the world and the environmental crisis derived from it.

The festival also includes parallel activities such as talks, lectures, workshops, installations, exhibitions, a bookshop and guided tours.

In relation to this month’s issue’s suggested theme –Small Disruption, Big Impact– one can view, among others, the Austrian documentary film Living in The Coffin Factory (, and Urban Tides ( from the Netherlands –guest country at the festival– both of which, in different ways, explore the self-building of new communities from scratch.

Main image: Clip from the Urban Tides movie showing at the ARQUITETURAS film festival. Image: © Jean-Pierre Jans


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