Reinsch-Pierce Family Auditorium, Georgia Tech College of Architecture
Monday, November 1 · 6:00pm
Join us for a screening of three films by landscape architect and filmmaker Evan Mather: 39-A; The Image of the City; and A Necessary Ruin.
Upon its completion in October 1958, the Union Tank Car Dome, located north of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was the largest clear-span structure in the world. Based on the engineering principles of the visionary design scientist and philosopher Buckminster Fuller, this geodesic dome was, at 384 feet in diameter, the first large scale example of this building type. A Necessary Ruin relates the powerful, compelling narrative of the dome’s history via interviews with architects, engineers, preservationists, media, and artists; animated sequences demonstrating the operation of the facility; and hundreds of rare photographs and video segments taken during the dome’s construction, decline, and demolition.
Evan Mather is an American filmmaker and landscape architect. His films have screened at dozens of festivals including Sundance, SXSW, Rotterdam, One Reel, and as part of the Independent Exposure touring microcinema series; featured on National Public Radio and in publications including Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, Wired, and RES; and broadcast on the Sundance Channel and Documentary Channel. In 2002 a retrospective of his work played at the Seattle Art Museum. His 2007 film So What? received the 2008 Communications Award of Honor from the American Society of Landscape Architects. Evan lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter.
Light refreshments afterwards.
More about Evan Mather and A Necessary Ruin here.