Abbas Kiarostami. Architects y Moviemaker | Jorge Gorostiza

Abbas Kiarostami © Melle van Essen

In the series of texts that I have named Architects and Filmmakers, and that relate the accomplishment of a movie to a building, I have been publishing some of the directors, as Ingmar Bergman, Walerian Borowcyk, René Clair, John Ford, Amos Gitai, Peter Greenaway, Raúl Ruiz and Dziga Vertov; of an actress, Viola Dana f an investigator, Sigfried Giedion.

A few weeks ago I found an interview with Abbas Kiarostami in the one that, when they were asking him on the limitations in his work was answering:

«I do not want to give to understand that these limitations are good and they should exist, but we have been educated by them and they are in our mentality. This does not limit itself to my profession, happens in all the professions: the limitation does the most creative people. I have a friend who is an architect. He says to me that professionally the better thing is when he designs structures for strange plots, since these chunks of area do not fit in the normal boss and has to work inside a very limited frame. For what, it must be creative and enjoys. These are the restrictions that provide an opportunity in order that the people are creative».

In these moments in which the citizens we are being attacked from diverse fronts, this text remembers, first that must not get lost the fe in the struggle and second that submitted under pressure the human being is capable of the better thing overcoming and being extracted of yes same.

Jorge Gorostiza, architect. Author of the blog Arquitectura+Cine+Ciudad

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, august 2012

Jorge Gorostiza

Doctor arquitecto, proyecta y construye edificios y desarrolla trabajos de urbanismo. Desde 1990, publica numerosos artículos sobre cine y arquitectura en medios de su localidad, revistas como Nosferatu, Nickleodeon, Academia, Lateral, Cahiers du Cinema… y en varios volúmenes colectivos. Entre el 2000 y el 2005 dirige la Filmoteca Canaria. Imparte conferencias sobre arquitectura y cine en instituciones como el CAAM en Gran Canaria, la UIMP, el CENDEAC en Murcia, INCUNA en Gijón, Fundación Telefónica, la ETS de Arquitectura y el CCCB de Barcelona, las ETS de Arquitectura de La Coruña, Sevilla, Valencia y SEU madrileña, La Ciudad de la Luz en Alicante, la UNED en Pamplona, en varios colegios de arquitectos, así como en las universidades del País Vasco, Gerona, Valladolid, Málaga, Granada, SEK en Segovia y CEES de Madrid. Jurado en varios festivales cinematográficos, como los de Alcalá de Henares (2001), San Sebastián (2002), Sitges (2003), Las Palmas (2005) y Documentamadrid (2005), y comisario de las exposiciones Constructores de quimeras. (Centro Conde Duque, Madrid, 1999) y La arquitectura de los sueños (Capilla del Oidor, Alcalá de Henares, 2001).

He publicado bastantes libros y muchos artículos, he impartido conferencias, he sido comisario de exposiciones y jurado en muchísmos festivales. Si quieren saber más no duden en consultar mi blog ARQUITECTURA + CINE + CIUDAD.

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