Public film screening: La Vie en Kit

Friday 31 May 2024, 17:00 - 18:30 hrs.
Academy of Architecture
Waterlooplein 211-213
1011 PG Amsterdam


Elodie Degavre | 2022 | Belgium | 70 min 

A steel city that makes the neighbours gossip. Lightweight Japanese-style houses, designed by their future buyers. A construction kit entrusted to students. In Brussels, Li├Ęge and Charleroi, three architects and a handful of adventurous inhabitants are willing to make their utopia a reality : housing in kit form, affordable to all! 

50 years after the realisation of their prototypes, the three now elderly architects take the director on a journey of discovery through these extraordinary homes. In the course of this joyful travel through time, a crucial question emerges : what about us, how will we live tomorrow?

Programme 31 May
16:45 - 16:55: Introduction of the film by the director Elodie Degavre 
16:55 - 18:05: screening La vie en kit 
18:05 - 18:30: Q & A with Elodie Degavre  

About the director
Elodie Degavre is an architect, teacher, and film director based in Brussels. She worked in several architectural offices as a project manager and collaborates on a regular basis with A+ Architecture in Belgium. Working now as a researcher (UCLouvain) in the field of sensitive research methods, Elodie released a documentary film about affordable housing experiments in the 1970's: La vie en kit (Life, Assembled)