The ‘Vertical City’ debate event was arranged by Culture|Futures Clubs in Copenhagen, 5 November 2012:
Culture/Futures Club and CPH:DOX event ‘Vertical City’ -Film & Debate,
The Cinematheque, Copenhagen, Denmark 5 November 2012
CPH:DOX showed the Indian documentary film ‘Vertical City’ by Avjit Mukul Kishore – a film about a huge slum settlement outside Mumbai. The film was introduced by its director Avjit Mukul Kishore.
After the screening Culture|Futures Clubs arranged a debate with Shastri Ramachandran, Executive Director at National Centre for Advocacy Studies (NCAS), Fred Holt, architect at the Danish Architect Company 3XN and film director Avjit Mukul Kishore.
The film related to the universal problem of urban gentrification, or put simply: separating poor and rich people. The Culture|Futures Club elaborated why urban gentrification is a problem in India and how to create counter strategies through inclusive sustainable development.
4.30pm-5.10pm: CPH:DOX: Film Introduction by film director Avjit Mukul Kishore Documentary Film: Vertical City
5.10pm-6.30pm : Culture|Futures Club Debate Welcome and Introduction by moderator Mr. Torben Brandt, Journalist, Danish Broadcasting Corporation.
Presentation by Mr.Shastri Ramachandran, Executive Director, National Centre for Advocacy Studies(NCAS). NCAS represents slum dwellers across India.
Presentation by Fred Holt, architect at the Danish architect company 3XN. 3XN is in Mumbai working with building contractors to create inclusive, sustainable mix of low- and high-end buildings.
Dialogue with audience, film director Kishore, and invited Indian journalists and commentators.
ASTA Café is open, snacks from Restaurant Rasoi -Indian Cuisine.