Film / The Power of Utopia | Living With Le Corbusier in Chandigarh

Melbourne / May 25th, June 2nd
The Power of Utopia | Living With Le Corbusier in Chandigarh, still courtesy of the Melbourne Design Week Film Festival

The Power of Utopia | Living With Le Corbusier in Chandigarh

Presented by Melbourne Design Week Film Festival and Lido and Classic Cinemas

The construction of the Indian planned city of Chandigarh 70 years ago saw Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier complete his life’s work. Born in a time of unrest, resettlement and the Partition of India, Chandigarh stands for progress and the newly emerged democracy. His vision was to create a modern, humane and just city, built according to the “measure of man”, which allowed for a cultural life and harmonious interaction between people and nature.

In this atmospheric and thoughtful documentary, four people from different walks of life, reflect on Le Corbusier’s legacy, the city they live in, his utopian urban concepts and the cultural differences between East and West.

This film is part of the Melbourne Design Week Film Festival, which explores the impact of architecture and design through the moving image and its power to innovate and affect change; while shaping communities, cities and the environment. The Melbourne Design Week Film Festival is curated by Spiro Economopoulos. It is presented as part of Melbourne Design Week in association with Lido and Classic Cinemas.

Sat 25 May 4:00pm – 5:50pm

Classic Cinema

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Sun 02 Jun 2:00pm – 3:45pm

Lido Cinema

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