Where will you live once you grow older? Will your city take care of you? How does one design for the elderly, and for those who care for them?
The documentary Where We Grow Older (CCA, 2023, 30 min) looks at how the growing aging population is reshaping architectural and social constructs and questions the role of urban design and politics in facing these challenges. The film investigates two models of how care and housing can be reconceived in light of prolonged lives: public housing as part of municipal policies and infrastructure—where the city is the caretaker—and the creation of a new architectural model that offers care in a single building managed by private entities not only to the elderly but also to their caretakers—where the building becomes the city.
This film concludes a three-part short documentary film series and investigation, conceived by CCA Director Giovanna Borasi, directed by Daniel Schwartz, and produced by the Canadian Centre for Architecture, to examine the ways in which changing societies, new economic pressures, and increasing population density are affecting the homes of various communities. While the first film What It Takes to Make a Home (CCA, 2019, 29 min) addressed homelessness, and was presented as part of the 58th Session of the Commission for Social Development at the United Nations headquarters in New York City in February 2020, the second film When We Live Alone (CCA, 2020, 27 min) examines the ways in which people live alone.
Where We Grow Older will screen on 31 August, during the second edition of the St.Moritz Art Film Festival. The presentation of the documentary كیف لا نغرق في السراب / To Remain in the No Longer (CCA, 2023, 38min) directed by Joyce Joumaa, CCA’s 2021–2022 Emerging Curator, and a Q&A session with Francesco Garutti, Associate director, Programs, CCA, and Ewa Hess, Head of Public Program, St. Moritz Art Film Festival will follow.
Thursday 31 August 2023
7500 St.Moritz, Switzerland Scala Cinema, Via Maistra 29
11:55 am Where We Grow Older, Giovanna Borasi et Daniel Schwartz
12:40 pm كیف لا نغرق في السراب / To Remain in the No Longer, Joyce Joumaa
Q&A session with Francesco Garutti and Ewa Wess
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