Modernism + Film: Frei Otto - Spanning the Future

Modernism + Film: Frei Otto - Spanning the Future

LOCATION: BECHTLER MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

THURSDAY, JANUARY 18 AT 6 P.M.

SCREENING CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

Thursday's Modernism + Film screening of Frei Otto: Spanning the Future has been cancelled. Ticketholders may request refunds or exchanges to future Modernism + Film screenings by contacting Daniel Ferulli, Public Programs and Audience Service Manager, at daniel.ferulli@bechtler.org, or by calling 704.353.9211. Click here to see the 2017-'18 Modernism + Film schedule.

FREI OTTO: SPANNING THE FUTURE

Frei Otto: Spanning the Future is a documentary about the incredible life and work of Frei Otto. As an architect and engineer he laid the foundation for contemporary lightweight architecture, and his ideas are still awe inspiring decades after he revealed them. This fact was cemented when he was awarded the 2015 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize.

In one of the final interviews given before his passing, Frei Otto tells how coming of age in the years surrounding WWII influenced his work in tensile architecture. Along with Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller, Walter Gropius, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Richard Neutra, Frei Otto was a visionary. His approach to form finding to solve structural as well as social problems is the foundation for modern architecture. Frei Otto: Spanning the Future takes architecture fans on a journey through a history of architecture that inspires the world of tomorrow.

TICKETS

Thursday's Modernism + Film screening of Frei Otto: Spanning the Future has been cancelled. Ticketholders may request refunds or exchanges to future Modernism + Film screenings by contacting Daniel Ferulli, Public Programs and Audience Service Manager, at daniel.ferulli@bechtler.org, or by calling 704.353.9211. Click here to see the 2017-'18 Modernism + Film schedule.

See the trailer for Frei Ott0: Spanning the Future below.

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