Call for Films: Architektur.Film.Sommer 2022

Decolonizing Architecture

Deadline Submission: 28.02.2022

Tue 28.12.2021 – Mon 28.02.2022
Many people in a courtyard sitting on chairs

Architektur.Film.Sommer 2019
© photograph: Pablo Leiva

For the 10th edition of the international open air architecture film festival in the courtyard of the Architekturzentrum Wien in August 2022, we are looking for documentaries, short films and animations on Decolonizing Architecture — Historical Entanglements and Contested Spaces in Architecture.

To what extent was architecture an accomplice of the exertion of colonial power for centuries, and what was the resulting spatial and social impact? Where can current colonial practices and mechanisms be observed? Which materials and cycles are required to decolonise architecture and the building sector? And, what about institutions like museums or universities? In short: Does architecture require a decolonial turn?

We invite filmmakers from all over the world to submit documentaries, short films and animations on the subject, to show critical perspectives of historical and contemporary developments. The festival presents topical themes from the realms of architecture and urbanism, and provides an opportunity for exchange and conversation in an outdoor setting.

Deadline for Submissions: 28. Februar 2022 (23:59)

Include the following:

  • Submission form, completed
  • Film (in a format compatible with VLC player) via private preview link, or online-transfer platform (wetransfer etc.)

Submissions to:

Lene Benz,