Schedule of films + speakers

Join us for five days full of festival goodness April 24 - 28, 2013. All screenings will take place at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Simon Fraser University, located at 149 West Hastings Street in Vancouver.

Screening DateThursday, April 25 at 9pm

Biophilic Design

Biophilic Design is an innovative way of designing the places where we live, work, and learn. Come on a journey from our evolutionary past and the origins of architecture to the world’s most celebrated buildings in a search for the architecture of life. Biophilic Design points the way toward creating healthy and productive habitats for modern humans.

year:          2011
country:     USA
director:     Bill Finnegan
length:       60 min

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“A thought-provoking study brimming with invaluable ideas especially for architects, policy makers, and interior designers, Biophilic Design is highly recommended.” - Midwest Book (DVD) Review

Biophilic Design: The Architecture of Life is a professionally produced documentary and a clear argument for the benefits of design the brings people in closer contact with nature. It packs a lot of excellent examples and expert testimony in its hour long running time.” - EMRO (Education Media Reviews Online)

Speaker Panel

Michael Green - speaker from the TED2013 stage in Long Beach, CA
Michael Green is a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, recognized for his award winning buildings, public art, interiors, landscapes and urban environments, Michael’s reputation has led him to develop a wide range of projects from international airports and skyscrapers to Vancouver’s Ronald McDonald House, North Vancouver City Hall Phase 1 and modest but unique retail spaces and homes. His work extends around the globe, including current projects for the Aga Khan Trust for Culture designing a sustainable community in the mountains of Central Asia. Michael is dedicated to bringing attention to several of the overwhelming challenges in architecture today.