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See It Through Buffalo, Premiere

The UB School of Architecture and Planning played a prominent role at the Time Space Existence exhibition that ran in conjunction with the prestigious 2018 Venice Biennale. The school and its students entered a film short based on the school and its position within the Buffalo urban complex. They describe the film best here:

“See It Through Buffalo,” the documentary short that has played to hundreds of thousands of visitors in Venice, Italy, since May.

The 15-minute documentary produced by Paget Films in association with the UB School of Architecture and Planning debuted at Time Space Existence, an exhibition that runs parallel to the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. The film reveals the deep and lasting impacts of university-city partnerships, both in advancing Buffalo’s resurgence and in grounding the future of architectural education.

Produced with no dialogue, only a soundtrack, the story unfolds through varied urban landscapes of Buffalo, with glimpses into how the School of Architecture and Planning has engaged the city’s historical and contemporary challenges. The exhibition at Time Space Existence will remain on display through November.

Students from the School of Architecture and Planning have been involved throughout the project, from production of the film and Time Space Existence exhibition, to participation in faculty-led workshops in Venice that explored international issues in urbanism through the lens of Buffalo.

Donors and a crowd funding campaign supported the film’s creation and helped send students to Venice

The film premieres in Buffalo as part of the Buffalo International Film Festival this Friday October 5,  7:15 p.m. at the North Park Theatre, 1428 Hertel Avenue. The film will be screened along with “The Rainbow Experiment,” an unrelated film.  The film was produced by John Paget and directed by Greg Delaney, clinical assistant professor of architecture at UB.

There are some views of the exhibit in Venice at this link.  Another link found here includes more information and reflection on the exhibit  Below is a short trailer for the film.

Written by David Steele

David Steele

Architect ( a real one, not just the armchair type), author of "Buffalo, Architecture in the American Forgotten Land" ( www.blurb.com ), lover of great spaces, hater of sprawl and waste,
advocate for a better way of doing things.

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