The Copenhagen Architecture Festival, also called CAFx, was first held in 2014, making CAFx 2015 the second of its kind. The festival’s aim is to rethink the presentation of architecture, highlighting its qualities and diversities, and creating relevant discussions on how it affects – and is affected by – our way of life.
Even though the festival is relatively new, CAFx recently won the prestigious Lille Arne Award from the Danish Architecture Association. The festival received the award as it manages to present architecture in an innovative way, while still creating relevant architectural debate.
CAFx 2015 will be taking place simultaneously in both Aarhus and Copenhagen, featuring around seventy events spread out over the two cities. The festival will involve film screenings, talks, walks, an international exhibition, a conference focusing on housing, master classes and workshops.
As with last year’s festival, CAFx 2015 is organised around a number of main themes, and once again film plays a big role in the overall programme. Film and architecture have a lot in common in that they both look into the world, as we know it: they see it, interpret it, and even rewrite it – in a way, creating a new world.
This year the programme is organised around eleven key themes, namely, Nostalgia and Place, Portraits, Transit and Territory, Rural Space, Notions of Nature, American Modernism, Dwelling and Biography, The Underground, White Elephants, Africa – on the move, and Architectural Processes.
Building on the success of the first CAFx, this year, CAFx 2015 will further offer an extraordinary two-day seminar at the Gloria cinema. The seminar will be exploring the relations between architecture, film and the landscape, by bringing state-of-the art research and practice together in a series of inspiring lectures, film screenings and talks provided by prominent people working in between the disciplines.
Even though, the official festival period is from 19 March until 22 March, CAFx 2015 will continue to have a presence over later parts of the year with additional events spread out over the rest of spring and again in September.
March 19-22, 2015
Copenhagen and Aarhus, Denmark