National Building Museum

Teen Film Screening: Gaming the Real World

Friday, February 22, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM


This screening is open to youth in grades 9–12.

Can games change the world? Today public spaces and entire cities are being designed, planned, and played through the medium of games. The result of this “civic gamification” is that city architecture and urban planning is being democratized. Cities have become ground zero for digital innovation and the debate about how our cities evolve has suddenly gone viral. View the trailer here.
Director: Anders Eklund 
2016 / 73 min / Sweden / D.C. Premiere

This feature film will be screened in the Museum's Pension Commissioner's Suite on the Second Floor and is for teens in grades 9–12 only. 

Pre-registration encouraged. Walk-in registration based on availability.

This feature length film is followed by Operation Jane Walk.
Directors: Leonhard Müllner and Robin Klengel
2018 / 20 min / Austria
Operation Jane Walk is based on the dystopian multiplayer shooter in Tom Clancy’s The Division. As a player explores the game’s post-apocalyptic city, issues such as architecture history, urbanism, and the game developer’s interventions into the urban fabric are discussed.

The Architecture & Design Film Festival: D.C. is presented by the National Building Museum with the Revada Foundation.

Image: Still from Gaming the Real World (2016) directed by Anders Eklund. 

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