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Films

The Social - Fictional Architecture in Film: Ghost in the Shell

The Social are screening Ghost in the Shell as part of an autumn series of films on Fictional Architecture, celebrating cinematic constructions which fly in the face of the normal rules of architecture.

The Social are proud to present an autumn series of films on Fictional Architecture, celebrating cinematic constructions which fly in the face of the normal rules of architecture.

Curated by architect, critic and researcher, Esther Jiménez Herráiz, the last film in our series, Mamoru Oshii's 1995 anime, Ghost in the Shell, visualises a futuristic city and society where humans coexist with machines.

Esther Jiménez Herráiz is the founder of FakeSpace, Architecture of the Spectacle, a platform that investigates cinematographic spaces.

She is also the co-founder of a multidisciplinary firm specialising in branding, strategic design and architecture and has worked internationally at Herzog & de Meuron, AHMM, SOM, KPF and Ricardo Bofill. Esther is now undertaking a PhD in Architectural Design at the Bartlett focusing on how science fiction films can affect our understanding and development of prospective architecture as designers.

Founded in 2008, The Social from the RIBA is a platform to encourage architects from different practices, small and large to interact through workshops, screenings and activities, that feed the imagination.