Cinema of the Future
with ANCB Research Partner Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg

since 2010

A project instigating a continuous debate about independent arthouse cinemas and their role in public urban space

Berlin is Germany's cinema capital with its large variety of different programmes and events, in particular the International Film Festival Berlin. Yet there are numerous challenges facing the city's cinema landscape today. The project Cinema of the Future aims at initiating a continuous debate on the subject of cinema in public urban space, by exploring on-the-ground situations in Berlin through architecture design studios informed by specialist input talks and debates as well as by evaluating and publicly presenting the outcomes. After examining the role of the cinema in the future urban public space of the city by exploring urban-architectural opportunities in 2010, and expanded socio-cultural and socio-economic programmes in 2011, Cinema of the Future 2012 focused on the future of the independent arthouse cinema as a critical element of the city's cultural offering using the Eiszeit Cinema in Berlin-Kreuzberg as a case study. Cinema of the Future 2013 was the fourth event in this ANCB series. Its focus was on how the cinema, as a local meeting spot, can act as a catalyst for cohesive social change, using the Rollberg Cinema in Berlin-Neuk├Âlln as a case study.

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Cinema of the Future 2013. Cinematic Acupuncture. The Cinema as Social and Creative Catalyst
Design Studio with Universidad Europea de Madrid (Angel Luis Fernandez) and Dessau School of Architecture (Sam Chermayeff): 19 - 27 April 2013
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Public Debate: 19 April 2013
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Cinema of the Future 2012. New Strategies for a Neighbourhood Cinema
Design Studio with University of Pennsylvania and TU Braunschweig: 2 - 10 March 2012
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Public Debate: 2 March 2012
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Cinema of the Future 2011. Cinema and Urban Public Space
Exhibition: 15 July - 1 September 2011

Cinema of the Future 2011. Back to the Future?
Public Debate: 15 July 2011
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Design Studio. Cinema of the Future 2011. Can We? Make More Than a Cinema!The Why Factory, TU Delft
Design Studio: 18 - 24 February 2011
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Exhibition. Cinema of the Future 2010. Berlin Motion
16 - 29 July 2010

Design Studio. Cinema of the Future 2010. Berlin Motion. University of Applied Arts, Vienna
13 - 20 February 2010
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