U-TT Films seek to create new discursive spaces in order to raise questions about how cities are shaped and for whom. Seeking new means to express critical public opinion, our urban films fall into the genealogy of the “theory film,” which is a largely ignored genre. To the extent that a public sphere is centered on a notion of communication between citizens, the films of Urban-Think Tank venture to transpose this communication into a visual experience. When the first of the Diálectica Urbana series opened the 2003 Informal Urban Culture conference in Caracas, the goal was to create a visual experience that involved discussion, as opposed to unarticulated aesthetic experience. This is how we wish all of our other works to be presented as well—contributions to a discursive community in forums manifested as conferences, exhibitions, the Internet and theaters.
U-TT films ask for an active commitment and awareness. Focusing on the medium’s potential to educate and effect social change, our work may foster novel expressions of public opinion and invigorate architectural criticism.
THE KOHIMA METRO CABLE| Alfredo Brillembourg, Daniel Schwartz, Marielly Casanova
RAHUL MEHROTRA IN SOUTH MUMBAI| Alfredo Brillembourg, Daniel Schwartz, Marielly Casanova
CARACAS: INFORMAL CITY | VPRO / International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam / Urban Think Tank Production