As part of the bachelor course 'Vrouwen en kunst', ACUH member Petra Brouwer organizes a screening and introduction of 'City dreamers'. The documentary tells the story of four internationally renowned female designers and their uphill struggle in the world of architecture and design.
Phyllis Lambert, Blanche Lemco van Ginkel, Cornelia Hahn Oberlander and Denise Scott Brown did not enjoy the same name recognition as their male colleagues, but achieved just as much in a world totally dominated by men. With the help of rare archival material and interviews, director Joseph Hillel shows how these women developed a new perspective on the city. For the first time, it wasn’t buildings but neighbourhoods, cultures and urban ecosystems that were the focus. They succeeded in changing the cities of Montreal, Philadelphia, Vancouver and New York forever.