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Christophe Catsaros, Jennifer Verraes

Lausanne, Switzerland
Blogger for the Lausanne based newspaper Le Temps, Christophe Catsaros is presently editor in chief of probably the oldest architectural publication in Europe. Jennifer Verraes teaches film studies at the university of Paris 8.

L'Architecture à l'écran


Confronting architecture and cinema

L'Architecture à l'écran


Confronting architecture and cinema
Confronting architecture and cinema makes possible genuine architectural critical discourse.
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In the fall of 2011, Tracés, the Swiss architecture journal published without interruption since 1875, asked five Paris based film critics to contribute with a new rubric. Called La Dernière Image, (The Last Image), it consisted of short texts investigating unknown architectural aspects in feature films.

A Mies van de Rohe building in a Cronenberg’s early zombie thriller, Ricardo Bofill’s urbanism in an 80’ French slapstick comedy. Bringing the background in the foreground, the collective held this rubric for three years producing more than 50 incisive texts.

In the meantime the Swiss Cinemathèque decided to start a screening cycle based on this editorial project. La Dernière Image was a breach in a somehow rigid editorial line making room for new discursive practices.

Despecifying the medium, it allowed an extra architectural scope. Confronting architecture and cinema, new technologies or digital edition, this process makes possible genuine architectural critical discourse.


L'Architecture à l'écran


Confronting architecture and cinema

L'Architecture à l'écran


Confronting architecture and cinema
Confronting architecture and cinema makes possible genuine architectural critical discourse.
File under

In the fall of 2011, Tracés, the Swiss architecture journal published without interruption since 1875, asked five Paris based film critics to contribute with a new rubric. Called La Dernière Image, (The Last Image), it consisted of short texts investigating unknown architectural aspects in feature films.

A Mies van de Rohe building in a Cronenberg’s early zombie thriller, Ricardo Bofill’s urbanism in an 80’ French slapstick comedy. Bringing the background in the foreground, the collective held this rubric for three years producing more than 50 incisive texts.

In the meantime the Swiss Cinemathèque decided to start a screening cycle based on this editorial project. La Dernière Image was a breach in a somehow rigid editorial line making room for new discursive practices.

Despecifying the medium, it allowed an extra architectural scope. Confronting architecture and cinema, new technologies or digital edition, this process makes possible genuine architectural critical discourse.



Idea by

Christophe Catsaros, Jennifer Verraes
Lausanne
Switzerland
Blogger for the Lausanne based newspaper Le Temps, Christophe Catsaros is presently editor in chief of probably the oldest architectural publication in Europe. Jennifer Verraes teaches film studies at the university of Paris 8.