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0199 The Property Drama (Chicago Architecture Biennial)

Arno Brandlhuber & Christopher Roth, Oana Bogdan, Leo van Broek, Sam Chermayeff, Egbert Dransfeld, Tom Emerson, Michaela Friedberg, Yona Friedman, Renee Gailhoustet, Olaf Grawert, Phylis Lambert, Niklas Maak, Patrik Schumacher, Jonas Staal, Peter Swinnen, Raquel Rolnik, Milica Topalovic, Jean-Philippe Vassal, Hans Jochen Vogel, Anna Yeboah, Mirko Zardini

Based on Legislating Architecture (Part I), the second film widens, deepens, and raises the question: who owns the ground and why? It looks beyond the standard practices of real estate and privatization to understand how property is used as a means of control. How does property legislation determine the world we live in, and is it possible to still serve the public good? Because land ownership operates as the main trigger for social dispute, the film investigates the nuances and arguments behind the laws that shape our environment. By juxtaposing different positions, it collects, opposes, and creates new approaches to legislation and building in the contemporary context. More information: www.thepropertydrama.org