In partnership with the Atlanta Design Festival, Colony Square will be the host location for the viewing of the Tokyo Ride film – a unique portrait of the Pritzker Prize Ryue Nishizawa in the streets of Tokyo. This will be the first time the film has been shown in the Southeastern U.S.
Film Showtime: October 5th at 5PM in The Plaza
Click here to view the film trailer
In addition to the film viewing, attendees of the Atlanta Design Festival are encouraged to visit Midtown's Living Room from October 2nd-10th for a self-guide QR code tour. Get ready to scan the ground decals around property to pull up photos + information about the transformation of the location you are standing in. Pick up a tour booklet from Concierge.
The film is presented by The New York Times as the "cult figures in the European architecture world", Bêka & Lemoine's work has been widely acclaimed as "a new form of criticism" (Mark) which "has deeply changed the way of looking at architecture" (Domus). The complete work of Bêka & Lemoine has been acquired in 2016 by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York for its permanent collection.
Video-artists, filmmakers, producers and publishers, Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine have been working together for the past 15 years mainly focusing their research on experimenting new narrative and cinematographic forms in relation to contemporary architecture and urban environment. Focusing their interest mainly on how the built environment shapes and influences our daily life, they have developed a very unique and personal approach which can be defined, in reference to French writer Georges Perec, as an "anthropology of the ordinary".
Selected by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (The Met) as one of the "Most exciting and critical design project of the year 2016", elected "Game Changers 2015" by Metropolis Magazine, selected as one of the "100 most talented personalities of 2017" by Icon Design, in 2016 they have been selected among the participants of Mextropoli in Mexico City.
The annual Atlanta Design Festival is an open platform, ideal for fostering international dialogue on the economic and social impact of design – bringing together designers, established brands, young talent, international speakers, NGOs, and government entities, exhibitions, installations, and architecture tours.