Cinematic Cities

Course Instructor

Elizabeth Umbanhowar

Course Date

Summer 2018

Course Type

Advanced Undergraduate Studio

Course Description

“Cinematic Cities” features student films made in the summer 2018 as part of a summer design studio in the Department of the Landscape Architecture at the University of Washington. Students explored how film can be used in design practice to analyse sites, communicate complex social and ecological systems and propose new visions for communities and cities.

Working with the Freeway Park Association, students focused on this iconic park, designed by Lawrence Halprin and Angela Danadjieva and opened on July 4, 1976. Their short films experiment and explore the park and its history and future, proposing new ways to imaging, navigate, inhabit and appreciate Freeway Park.