“Urbanized” closes, on August 4th, the CINE HUB LISBOA, documentary film cycle whose first edition talks about the Cities and the influence that architecture and urbanism exert on today’s society. Questions and strategies raised in this documentary by Gary Hustwit, which addresses the experience and vision of some of the most renowned architects, urban planners, policymakers, builders and thinkers, whose decisions impact the quality of life and (living) of thousands of human beings. What will be the forces that exert the greatest pressure on shaping a city? Economic, social, environmental?
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A CYCLE ABOUT CITIES THAT CALLS FOR REFLECTION.
What would megacities look like if they were really built for humans? Will there be a dream day in the future when megacities are not noisy, stressful and polluted? Will humans be able to live more fully, in community and in greater contact with Nature? What technological developments will influence this future?
A study published in March by the Harvard Business School reveals that, of the 1,500 remote workers interviewed during the pandemic, 81% do not want to go back to the office or prefer a hybrid model. In June, CNN reports a wave of layoffs by workers who don’t want to go back to the office, and in April alone, 4 million Americans quit their jobs. Wall Street, Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, and other large multinationals are pushing their workers to return to their workplace. Opposing forces plotting a paradigm shift justified by the willingness of humans to want to be more human and demanding better quality, of time and life. Society has awakened and this turning point is due solely to the fact that it is possible to work at a distance, thanks to technology and innovation.
This is an opportunity to rethink cities and pre-established lifestyles. Reassess urbanism, the architecture of work and residence spaces, readjust the spaces for living in the community and invest in the connection to Nature. And the best place to make this reflection is here, at the Hub Criativo do Beato, the space of the future.