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.
Director: Anders Eklund
2016 / 73 min / Sweden / D.C. Premiere
This feature film will be screened in the Museum's Great Hall. Please note that the Great Hall theater will utilize wireless headsets. To check out your device, you will be required to leave a credit card or valid drivers license on file with a National Building Museum staff member.
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.
1.0 LU (AIA)
$12 Museum | $5 Student | $15 Non-member | $135 All Access
Get the All Access Pass which includes the opening night, reception, and auto-registration to all screenings.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Image Credit: Still from Gaming the Real World directed by Anders Eklund, 2016.