Previously at the ICA - Films

Anna-Karin Grönroos, Ecopolis China, 2013

Ecopolis China + Director Q&A

17 Jun 2014

When one billion rural Chinese move to cities, our planet will change irreversibly. Finnish professor Eero Paloheimo and Chinese business magnate Zhang Yue think they can save the world by reinventing the city.

Their utopias are very different: Zhang plans to build the tallest and most ecological building on Earth, an Eco-city in the shape of a skyscraper, built at world record speed. Paloheimo has designed a unique cleantech test laboratory city, and struggles to get it built in a flourishing valley outside Beijing. Is the future of urban mankind in the cherry valleys of China or high up in the sky?

The screening is followed by a Q&A with director Anna-Karin Grönroos, hosted by Herbert Wright, contributing editor Blueprint magazine and columnist RIBA Journal.

Ecopolis China, dir. Anna-Karin Grönroos, Finland/China 2013, 60 mins. Finnish and Chinese with English subtitles

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