A Lovely New Film About Architecture, Spirit & Place

This just in from the acclaimed filmmaker, Judith Dwan Hallet, a friend and classmate. If you are in the Baltimore area, treat yourself to a wonderful evening of viewing and discussion.


FREE to attend! 2 AIA/CES LUs Available

Tale of the Tongs Film Screening
Thursday, November 19, 6pm
MICA Fred Lazarus IV Center at 113 W. North Avenue, Baltimore, MD (Auditorium)

In 2013, architect Travis Price and his Spirit of Place-Spirit of Design students from The Catholic University of America designed and constructed an architectural installation on the island of Inishturk off Ireland’s rugged west coast. The Spirit of Place design/build studio explores the connection between culture, landscape and the unique history of people and place through a contemporary design idiom. Over nine days, the students built a memorial on this remote, windswept and sparsely populated island, and the film interweaves the construction with profiles of the people who live on Inishturk. Tale of the Tongs presents an inspiring insight into the students’ design and construction process, and what it means to this small village. Tale of the Tongs and other Spirit of Place projects have received numerous AIA/DC Design Awards, and widespread press in Architectural Record, Dwell, Metropolis and more.

To view the trailer: http://vimeo.com/102775287

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the filmmakers: Emmy Award- winning Judith Dwan Hallet and Stanley Hallet, FAIA, former Dean of Catholic University School of Architecture. They will be joined by Kathleen Lane, AIABaltimore Executive Director (former Spirit of Place Director). The panel will be moderated by Baltimore-based design journalist Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson.

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