Architecture and Film

The modern city is the precondition of cinema’s existence. Yet it is also shaped by the cinematic imagination—it is perceived through the windshield of the car, the train, the airplane, in a state of distraction, as a montage of arrivals and departures. How does architecture respond to the cinematic mode of viewing and how does cinema present architecture? Vision, representation, surveillance, modernization, city symphonies and urban utopias are some of the key terms around which we organized film screenings for students and faculty, at the Middle East Technical University.