15 January 2013
Doors open 6pm
Presentation starts 6.45pm
Film screening 7 - 9pm
Drinks reception 9 - 10.15pm
RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London W1B 1AD
Urban-Think Tank presents presents
Memories of Underdevelopment
Directed by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea
RIBA London together with Disegno magazine are inviting leading names from architecture, design and fashion to present a film which has been an inspiration in their work. The night will start with a presentation of the film and a Q&A with the person who has nominated it. Following the film guests will be invited to join a drinks reception to encourage debate and discussion over a complimentary drink or two.
Alfredo Brillembourg is an architect with degrees from both Columbia University and the Central University of Venezuela. In 1993, he founded Urban-Think Tank in Caracas, Venezuela. Since May 2010, Brillembourg has held the chair for Architecture and Urban Design at the ETH Zürich in Switzerland. An interdisciplinary practice focusing on the design and research of issues relating to architecture and urbanism; Urban Think Tank recently won the Golden Lion at the 13th Architectural Biennale in Venice for their installation and research, in collaboration with Justin McGuirk and Iwan Baan, on Torre David/ Gran Horizonte.
Tomás Gutiérrez Alea’s 1968 film, Memorias Del Subdesarollo (Memories of Underdevelopment), is the story of an aspiring Cuban writer reminiscing in a fractured narrative on the social changes that shaped Cuba in the second half of the 20th century.
£8.50 Non-Members/£5.50 Members and Students