Ok, that thing up there is not a video, it’s a banner which advertises Gary Hustwit’s upcoming film “Urbanized”. But we thought you might be interested….
After 2007’s Helvetica (which looked at the worlds of typography and graphic design, and their impact on our visual environment) and Objectified (which focused on industrial design and product design) Gary completes the trilogy with Urbanized which focuses on the design of cities.
the Objectified trailer
“Urbanized looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design, featuring some of the world’s foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers. Over half the world’s population now lives in an urban area, and 75% will call a city home by 2050. But while some cities are experiencing explosive growth, others are shrinking. The challenges of balancing housing, mobility, public space, civic engagement, economic development, and environmental policy are fast becoming universal concerns. Yet much of the dialogue on these issues is disconnected from the public domain.
and the one for Helvetica
Who is allowed to shape our cities, and how do they do it? Unlike many other fields of design, cities aren’t created by any one specialist or expert. There are many contributors to urban change, including ordinary citizens who can have a great impact improving the cities in which they live. By exploring a diverse range of urban design projects around the world, Urbanized will frame a global discussion on the future of cities.”