Architektur.Film.Sommer 2022

Decolonizing Architecture

Wed 10.08., 17.08., 24.08., 31.08., from 20:30
many people sitting on armchairs in a courtyard, behind them 3 trees and an old building

Architektur.Film.Sommer 2019
© photograph: Pablo Leiva

For its 10th season, the Architektur.Film.Sommer international open-air architecture film festival presents documentaries, short films, experimental films and animations under the title Decolonizing Architecture — Historical Entanglements and Contested Spaces in Architecture.

To what extent has architecture been complicit over the centuries in the exercise of colonial power, and what has the spatial and social impact been? Where can colonial practices and mechanisms be observed today? What are the materials and processes needed to decolonise architecture and the building sector? And what about institutions, such as museums or universities? In short, is a decolonial turn needed in architecture? The open-air festival invites film and architecture enthusiasts to linger and exchange ideas.

10 Years of the Architektur.Film.Sommer
To celebrate the 10th jubilee of the Architektur.Film.Sommer, on Wed 03.08, from 19:00 we invite you to join us for an artist’s talk and discussion, followed by the annual Az W Summer Party. Guest speaker is the internationally acclaimed architect Sumayya Vally of Counterspace Studio from Johannesburg.


Curators: Lene Benz, Marlene Rutzendorfer

In cooperation with wonderland — platform for european architecture and the MuseumsQuartier Wien