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If your mouth watered at the prospect of next week's debate about science and the cinema,
you should probably get your autonomic nervous system checked out then here's another date for your diaries. On 17 November, RIBA Building Futures will assemble a diverse panel to discuss the connections between architecture and film. According to the blurb:
Architects once aligned themselves with the future, fusing their visions to political ideals and ambitions for a bolder tomorrow, but where is our contemporary vision coming from? Who is imagining tomorrow and what will be the drivers?
Dunno. Does the Death Star count as architecture? Sure, it's not going to win any Stirling Prizes, and we're not convinced English Heritage would approve (blocking traditional and much cherished views of the moon....blah, blah) but what a vision. So good they made it twice.
As you can probably guess from the last paragraph, we're not on the panel. But some impressive and important people are. Wired Editor Ben Hammersley adopts the Dimbleby postition, with panellists including architects François Penz and Eric Parry, Sean Griffiths, Director and Co-Founder of Fashion Architecture Taste Ltd and Emily Campbell, Head of Design at RSA.
This House Believes We Have Lost Sight Of The Future takes place at the BFI on 17 November, starting at 6.30. Tickets can be bought here for just £5.