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Urban Palimpsests 1: We Drift Here

18 August


GSFF 2020 Online

Urban Palimpsests 1 streams live at 15.00 on Tuesday 18 August, then is available to view on demand for 48 hours.

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When the realities and futures of urban spaces are largely determined by capitalist motives and commodification, how can we reclaim them for collective life and community, reconsider cities as co-created environments that belong to everyone, and find space for our own visions and imaginations of the city?

From playfulness to alienation and displacement, this programme explores in various ways the layers of urban landscapes and environments, how they can be overwritten, and how their transformations and associations impact the individuals who move through them.


A no man’s land in the the outskirts of Paris has been chosen as one of the prestige real estate projects of the future 'Grand Paris'.

Operation Jane Walk

A digital war zone is reappropriated for urban flâneurs, peaceful tourists of a digital world who avoid combat whenever possible.


People hold the memory of their cities, and vice versa. Post-war modern Beirut and its people have lost their anchors, forming a memoryless relationship.

Entre Temps

A meditation and a reverie upon a city at once real and imagined, a confrontation with the psychogeography of a contemporary Europe in crisis.


A group of artists negotiate their status as first and second generation Torontonians in Toronto Transit Commission’s new subway extension.

  • Duration 1h30m
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