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The Design Between: Ismael/Koudougou

This two-channel video is one out of a series of short films inspired by and about the work of Francis Kéré. Kéré’s work seeks to address intractable problems ranging from poverty to climate change, often using a mix of low tech and high design and working in partnership with the communities for whom he builds. Produced around an exhibition of Kéré’s work in Munich, this particular piece presents an orphanage project under construction and one of the workers building it in Burkina Faso, where Kéré was raised, built his first projects, and continues to work. The film eschews didactic or neat storytelling, instead using a multi-perspectival format that invites the viewer to critically reflect on the places, people, and structures that influence Kéré.

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The Design Between: Ismael/Koudougou
Burkina Faso, 2016
Daniel Schwartz

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19.Nov.2019 46 views
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Daniel Schwartz Daniel Schwartz

Daniel Schwartz is a filmmaker and artist whose work focuses primarily on urban transformation from spatial, social, and political perspectives. Schwartz’s recent films include What It Takes to Make a Home (2019), Francis Kéré: An Architect Between (2016) and Torre David (2012). His films have been screened at festivals, in museums, and featured by broadcasters, including the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, MoMA, and the Venice Architecture Biennale, and Arte. Schwartz’s photography and writing have appeared in multiple publications including The New York TimesThe Guardian, and Domus.

www.danielschwartz.co/

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