Modernism + Film

Modernism + Film



Making Space: 5 Women Changing the Face of Architecture

The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art screens the documentary Making Space: 5 Women Changing the Face of Architecture (trailer, 50 minutes) November 12 during the museum’s Modernism + Film program.

Making Space: 5 Women Changing the Face of Architecture is a full-length documentary that captures the lives, passions and work of five world-renowned female architects: Annabelle Selldorf (New York), Marianne McKenna (Toronto), Kathryn Gustafson (Seattle and London), Farshid Moussavi (London) and Odile Decq (Paris).

Highlighting a variety of urban, landscape and sustainable mediums, the film offers a penetrating look at these female contemporary architects. Shot cinema verité style, the film features interviews of its subjects at home and on-site at some of the most impressive projects across the globe.

Selected for viewing at the 2014 Architecture & Design Film Festival in New York, the documentary also features appearances by other notable participants including Meryl Streep; Paul Goldberger, Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic; Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, Deptartment of Architecture & Design at MoMA; Emilia Terragni, architectural curator and writer; and Hans Ulrich Obrist, art historian and curator at London's Serpentine Gallery.


Cheryl Walker, FAIA, Gantt Huberman Architects
Barbara Price, FAIA
Mona Azarbayjani, UNC Charlotte School of Architecture 


An event reception with a cash-only bar and free light bites begins at 6 p.m. in the Bechtler lobby followed by the presentation and film screening at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.


Tickets are $10 for the public, $8 for museum members and $5 for students. (Tickets may also be purchased by phone 704.353.9200 or at the admissions desk.) Student tickets may be purchased at the door or by phone. Must present student ID to claim.

Image: Screenshot from "Making Space: 5 Women Changing the Face of Architecture"

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