The Rubin Red Desert
1964, Italy & France, Michelangelo Antonioni, 120 min.
Introduced by architect Claire Weisz
Starring Monica Vitti and Richard Harris
Free with a $7 bar minimum
1. Antonioni's first color film.
2. "My intention..." said Antonioni, "was to translate the poetry of the world, in which even factories can be beautiful."
3. Giuliana: "I feel my eyes tearing up. What should I do with my eyes? What should I watch?"
About the Speaker
Claire Weisz founded WXY architecture + urban design and has focused on creating innovative approaches to public space, structures and cities. She co-founded with Andrea Woodner The Design Trust for Public Space and was its co-executive director. Claire is currently on faculty at New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service and a visiting critic at the University of Toronto, and she has also taught and lectured at Yale University, Parsons’ Graduate Program in the School of Constructed Environments, Columbia University, NJIT and The Pratt Institute. She has served on numerous design award and competition juries and was co-editor of AD magazine’s "Extreme Sites: Greening the Brownfield" issue. Frequently cited in the media and professional circles, Claire is a registered architect in California, New York and New Jersey.