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Filmhouse @The Fed: Strange and Familiar: Architecture of Fogo Island

January 19, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: The Fed Galleries
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Filmhouse @The Fed

The Fed Galleries present an ongoing series of film screenings highlighting engaging topics related to art, design, and contemporary culture. All showings are free and open to the public.*Presentation lengths vary

January 12th | 7:00pm - 8:00pm

  • Featured Film: Strange and Familiar: Architecture of Fogo Island
  • In a rapidly urbanized world, what does the future hold for traditional rural societies? As Fogo Island, a small community off the coast of Newfoundland, struggles to sustain its unique way of life in the face of a collapse of its cod-fishing industry, architect Todd Saunders and social entrepreneur Zita Cobb's vision for positive change results in the envisioning, designing and building of strikingly original architecture that will become a catalyst for social change.

    Experience this staggeringly beautiful place and how the community and local workers, together with Saunders and Cobb, come together and play a role in this creative process during a time of optimism and uncertain hope. Change is coming to Fogo Island. [Architecture & Design Film Festival](55 minutes)

    Individuals with disabilities who require special accommodations to participate should contact the KCAD President's Office at 616.451.2787 x1150 at least 72 hours in advance.