71: City Dreamers – who are the 4 women that shaped our cities? (guest: Joseph Hillel)

Welcome to the newest episode of Urbcast, in which we discuss: City Dreamers – who are the 4 women that shaped our cities?

Why should we talk about it?

To get to know about our changing urban environment and four trailblazing women architects who have been working, observing and thinking about the transformations shaping the cities of today and tomorrow for over 70 years.

Why is it worth listening to?

To hear about the whole process behind creating such a great movie. What made Joseph direct a movie about the 4 prominent female architects? What was the biggest challenge? What is his best memory from shooting the movie?

About the guest:

Joseph Hillel – is an independent film-maker and the man behind excellent architecture portraits movies:

1) Regular or Super, Views on Mies van der Rohe, in 2004

2) City Dreamers, portraying the 4 influential women architects: Phyllis Lambert, Blanche Lemco van Ginkel, Cornelia Hahn Oberlander and Denise Scott Brown.

I was so amazed by the City Dreamers, that I decided to ask Joseph about the whole process of creating the movie.

Topics that we talked about:

  • What was the main inspiration for the movie?
  • Why should we all know the 4 influential architects?
  • How did the movie heroes reflect on their work?
  • If Jane Jacobs was alive, would she be one of the City Dreamers?
  • How is it to work with professionals who were in the field for 60+ years?
  • What is the main takeaway from the movie?

You get to know more about Joseph and City Dreamers:

You can listen to the episode at: urbcast.pl/en/episode71

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