Penn Planning Film Screening
"THE PRUITT-IGOE MYTH: AN URBAN HISTORY"
with an introductory film on the Favela Painting Project featuring local artist-in-residence, Dre Urhahn
The University of Pennsylvania Department of City Planning, in conjunction with Diverse Design and the Planner's Network, present two films around the theme of housing. From "favelas" in Brazil to the infamous mega-modern housing project, Pruitt-Igoe, this film evening will explore the history of low income housing and the rapidly expanding informal settlements occurring around the world. The legacy of Pruitt-Igoe remains relevant for designers and those interested in urban issues and the built environment. In addition, there will be a short film exploring the capacity of art to provide innovative solutions for development in Brazil.
Please watch the previews of these films here:
Favela Painting Project
This will be a guaranteed entertaining and meaningful evening brought to you by your fellow students.
Tickets will be the reduced price of $9 and will go towards producing our burgeoning film series.
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Our own Professor Wolf-Powers will introduce "The Pruitt-Igoe Myth" and Dre will introduce his film on the "Favela Painting Project" and
his current work in North Philadelphia.