This year’s Diversity in Place Film Festival calls for entries on the DIVERSITY OF PLACES that compounds our urban realities.
Questions, themes, topics and issues to be addressed in the digital film can include, but are not limited to:
- what makes a place a place? where to locate place-ness?
- versions of place: what makes a place sacred or secular, precious or worthless, safe or insecure,open or closed, inclusive or exclusive, …?
- How are these emotions transmitted and experienced? How are the rules of appropriate behavior in these places enforced or transgressed?
- Who makes places and for whom? who has the right to (re-)make and use such places and why?
A diversity of places compounds our current urban realities. These include nourishing places as well as unsettling, even frightening, places. Some places are inclusive civic spaces open to all; others are private, exclusive and controlled places. Places for children and places for adults; sacred places where we go for spiritual uplifting; restaurants and other places where we go to eat; places for women, and places where women may not feel too welcomed or simply “out of place” are also sites inscribed by social diversity. The main objective of this project and related film festival is to promote awareness and a critical outlook on how we, all of us, experience place so as to have a better understanding of how it works, affects people’s lives and people intervene in its making.
For DEADLINE AND SUBMISSION GUIDELINES go to http://diversityinplace.org/deadline-and-submission-guidelines-2/
Submit online or send submissions to:
Vera Zambonelli, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Saunders Hall, 2424 Maile Way, 96822 Honolulu HI
Films are due January 15th, 2010