still from the film by James Redford (2017)
We know that climate change is real and there is no doubt that we have to make the transition to clean energy. But what will this transition look like?
On 11 October, AFFR, the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam, will screen Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution, a movie in which filmmaker James Redford goes looking for answers. He travels to places like the world’s biggest solar park and the Robert Moses Niagara Hydroelectric Power Station, near Niagara Falls. The movie gives us a handle on the future. It is not too late yet, there is so much we can start doing ourselves! On the other had, the documentary does not shy away from showing us the social and political bottlenecks of the coming energy transition.
After the screening of Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution, Vereniging Deltametropool, in association with the IABR, will host a short panel discussion about the energy transition in Rotterdam, specifically in the Bospolder-Tussendijken district. How does the energy transition take shape locally and which social and political dilemma’s do have to be faced?
Jelte Boeijenga, director of research and development of the IABR, will moderate a discussion with Astrid Madsen, program manager energy transition for the Municipality of Rotterdam, Chris Roorda (DRIFT/Erasmus University) and Robbert de Vrieze (Delfshaven Cooperation).
location: Lantaren Venster, room 3
date: 11 October
time: 5 pm
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