Thursday Premiere: Fuck Yeah Gellerup

Film25 Aug 2016

Watch the first film produced during CAFx Summer School 2016 in Aarhus. The film by Robert Martin explores the 1960's housing project as a promotional film in the wake of Aarhus becoming the European Capital of Culture.

The year-long period of European Capital of Culture that the city of Aarhus will become in 2017 will use a series of cultural events to generate cultural, social and economic benefits that can help to foster urban regeneration, change the city’s image and raise its visibility on the international stage. For example, events such as New Nordic Noir will use television series to create touristic excitement and economic development around struggling fringe towns in the mid-Jutland area.
Fuck Yeah Gellerup proposes to employ a similar strategy by focusing on the aesthetic traits of a 1960s modernist housing project. By cropping, abstracting and fragmenting images of Gellerup, the project hopes to create an awareness of its unique spatial qualities that are often overlooked in this typology of housing because of stigmatized views and high immigrant populations.

Produced during CAFx Summer School 2016 in Aarhus.
August 9th - 19th at Aarhus School of Architecture.
Studio_03: Abstract by Léopold Lambert and Johann Lurf.

CAFx Summer School 2016: Fuck Yeah Gellerup from Copenhagen Architecture Festival on Vimeo.