This documentary film provides a thought-provoking narrative questioning the current state of our built environment, challenging the status quo to consider how we need to include the structures of Nature to create places of belonging.
Human beings are intrinsically connected and linked to visible and non-visible geometric forms and patterns in Nature – the living structures.
In order to create healthy living environments in our cities and buildings, we need to include the principles of connecting to place, of belonging, of attachment to the natural world – biophilia – our innate connection to Nature.
Featuring, created and written by Dr Phillip B. Roös, he proposes finding solutions for our current planetary crisis in the natural order of Nature. The film provides an introduction to his long-term and ongoing research, where through his architecture, art and design practice he explores our deep connection to the earth, researching living structures found in nature and translating what he observes into new knowledge. He argues for a new worldview where we acknowledge being humanity as part of Nature and not above it. By using fundamental patterns of ‘a nature language’, his work suggests that we look to the complex order of Nature for possible solutions to address our current planetary emergency.
Living Structures - The Architecture for Life
Release Date: 2022
Running Time: 35.36 mins
Aspect Ratio: 2:1
Screening Formats: 4K
Shot on: Sony FX6, Sony A7S III, DJI Mavic 3 Cine
Melbourne Documentary Film Festival
Cinema Nova - Showing on Sunday 24 July / 13:30
Book your tickets here: Documentary Shorts Session 4