The Berlage Thesis Documentaries 2016

  1. A documentary film by Nafsika Efklidou.

    Polykatoikia is a Greek version of the typical, modern, generic, multi-storey apartment building. The project, a 1:20 dollhouse, is an inhabited architectural section. Each room is a scene about a polykatoikia, its occupants, and their—stereotypical—reality. Unlike a plan, a section reveals the complexity of aggregated living. Unlike abstract architectural models, only with an obsession on materiality and details of occupancy, can we see how ordinary domestic interiors embody a good life.

    The Berlage Thesis Documentaries 2016.
    Thesis advisors: Thomas Weaver, Ido Avissar.
    Film expert and advisor: Mauricio Freyre.

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  2. A documentary film by Claire Lubell.

    The Terminal explores the line of a future tram extension into Marseille’s marginalized Quartiers Nord. Masquerading as a newspaper, the project is a critical cartography which merges current events, cliche reputations, expert interviews and personal experience to construct a territory of the possible realities and fictions of an arbitrary day in Marseille. Set in 2022, the newspaper collapses past and future into a synthetic present, subverting the conception of an urban project as the resolution of a linear problem.

    The Berlage Thesis Documentaries 2016.
    Thesis advisors: Thomas Weaver, Ido Avissar.
    Film expert and advisor: Mauricio Freyre.

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  3. A documentary film by Junxiang Zhang.

    Guangzhou and Foshan, two typical Chinese cities, are in the process of merging into a mega-conurbation. The project frames this fleeting condition in a canvas, and transforms spontaneous mutation into a new city model based on programmatic mutability. The Millennial City is, as a real city, built building by building; drawn inch by inch on a canvas. It can be modified constantly. There is not one single drawing that represents a final vision of this city.

    The Berlage Thesis Documentaries 2016.
    Thesis advisors: Thomas Weaver, Stefano Milani.
    Film expert and advisor: Mauricio Freyre.

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  4. A documentary film by Fairus Kholid.

    Rituals prescribed by tradition have been instrumental in defining the essence of ethnicity. The traditional Malay house is an artefact of rituals framed in space. The modern Malay house is instead a background for the performance of rituals through singular objects. This project is a manifesto that intends to canonize ordinary objects as ritualistic artefacts. Three scenarios based on the daily life of a modern Malay family are created as representations of specific rituals.

    The Berlage Thesis Documentaries 2016.
    Thesis advisors: Thomas Weaver, Ido Avissar.
    Film expert and advisor: Mauricio Freyre.

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  5. A documentary film by Anastasiia Gerasimova.

    Banya, a traditional Russian steam bath, is a type that has evolved over time from everyday space to an urban ritual, from utilitarian hygienic space, to a place for celebration. Through the banya, collective nakedness and communal intimacy become a cultural condition. Therefore aim of this project is to create -for the first time- an archaeology of the banya, both as interior form and urban model.

    The Berlage Thesis Documentaries 2016.
    Thesis advisors: Thomas Weaver, Stefano Milani.
    Film expert and advisor: Mauricio Freyre.

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