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Films & Architecture: "Baraka"

Let us know your thoughts about this never ending contrasts between artificial/natural, and ancient/contemporary environments.

Films & Architecture: "Koyaanisqatsi"


Koyaanisqatsi is the first from a saga of three films directed by Godfrey Reggio. Followed by Powaqqatsi (Life in Transformation) and Naqoyqatsi (Life as War), Koyaanisqatsi got the subtitle of “Life Out of Balance”, showing us only through impressive images the confrontation between natural and human development processes.

The film frames urban landscapes in their different types, commercial, residential, industrial, or infrastructural, as an infinite repetition against nature. Talking somehow, already in the ’80, about the environmental issues that the development model represents in the way it was deployed at that moment.

What do you think about the current development model, have this changed from the last decades or still breaking the balance with nature?