Burlington City Arts


September 19, 2018, 6:00PM - 8:30PM

6 p.m.
food and cash bar

6:30 p.m. 
screening, followed by discussion

Admission: Free

The essence of design lies in its profound ability to affect how we think about and experience the world. This film series about architecture and design engages, provokes, and inspires the community by exploring the impact and importance of design and beauty in our lives.

We invite you to join us for thoughtful discussion and light refreshments in hopes that this creative gathering will broaden awareness, foster connections, spark new ideas, and ultimately build momentum towards positive action.

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About the film

Directed by Carine Roy
2015, France, 52 Minutes

This documentary looks back on the career of one of the most ambitious and unique artists of our time, Iraqi-born architect, Zaha Hadid. Working in a field generally dominated by men, she was the first woman ever to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize. Hadid pioneered a form of parametric design which utilizes computer software to enable the creation of designs with unprecedented plasticity. Among her best-known works are the London Aquatic Centre, the Guangzhou Opera House in China and the Heydar Aliyev Center of Baku in Azerbaijan which was selected as “Design of the Year” in 2014. Her work has always resulted in structures that are incredibly forward-thinking and very memorable.

Contois Auditorium: City Hall
149 Church Street
Burlington, VT 05401