Pedro Urano's meditation on architecture and the human conditions is first and foremost a cinematic portrait of the University Hospital in Rio de Janeiro, a structure that uniquely embodies modernism's utopic project and it's ruin. Urano's camera alternates between fluidity and stasis, juxtaposing tableaus of decay with the daily activity of a working hospital.
Festivals: Official selection CPH: Dox 2011, Copenhagen; In Competition, Toulouse Festival 2012, France
Q&A with Ed Keller and Carla Leita (AUM Studio), moderated by Anthony Titus
Ed Keller is the Associate Dean of Distributed Learning and Technology & Associate Professor, School of Design Strategies. Designer, professor, writer, musician and multimedia artist. Professional: Co-founder with Carla Leitao of AUM Studio, an award winning architecture and new media firm that has produced residential projects, competitions, and new media installations in Europe and the US. They have participated in urban design and architecture competitions including MAK Vertical Garden; Turku Finland; UIA Celebration of Cities (National Award); House for Andrei Tarkovsky (first prize) and Museum for Nam June Paik. Academic research: Graduate design studios and seminars studying the connections between cinema, architecture, locative media, and digital game design. Taught at the Columbia University GSAPP from 1998-2010. In 2000-01, he was acting director of the GSAPPs Advanced Architectural Design MS degree
Carla Leitao is an architect and writer that lives and works in New York, USA and Lisbon, Portugal. She is the co-founder, with Ed Keller, of AUM Studio in NY and Umasideia in Lisbon. She has taught architecture studios and seminars in UPenn, Philadelphia, Pratt Institute, Cornell University and City College, NY; also co-taught at Columbia University, NY. Practice and academic endeavors focus on convergences of Urban Phenomena, Ubiquitous Cultures, Digital Communication and generation of political and cultural innovation. Publications include "4 Lines" (Akademie Schloss Solitude) and "City Fragments" (CBA). Projects include built and ongoing residential and institutional projects. Exhibitions and installations include "Suture" (SCI Arc and Tellic Gallery, LA) and "True Romance" (Sttuttgart, Germany) and Young Blood in Lisbon, Portugal.
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