Come along for movie night and see Aftermath: Triumph of a City (2013), directed by Virginia Wright, at the San Francisco Public Library on Wednesday 7 September, at 6.00PM.
Discussion with Ruchika Kaur from Thornton Tomasetti Structural Engineers to follow.
In 2011, an earthquake hit New Zealand’s South Island, which includes the city of Christchurch. While the initial quake only lasted for 10 seconds, the damage was severe because of the location, previous quake damage, and the shallowness of the earthquake's epicentre in relation to Christchurch. Aftermath looks at the ways in which Christchurch took the opportunity to completely re-think the city’s design, focusing on long-term structural and environmental sustainability and livability, with the help and input of ordinary citizens, politicians, planners, and designers. After the screening, structural engineer Ruchika Kaur, who worked in Christchurch immediately after the earthquake, will discuss earthquake resiliency, particularly with respect to San Francisco.
This film will be preceded by a short film, (dis)connected, directed by Maria Jaakkola (2015), 10 mins.
Admission is free - register here.
Supported by New Zealand American Association of San Francisco
This program is part of AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design's Architecture and the City festival, which celebrates architecture and design each September. Visit www.archandcity.org for more information.