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(Updated April 20)



City Dreamers

Presented in cooperation with Women Of Architecture! and The Ontario Association of Landscape Architects. Screening will be followed by a panel discussion.

Phyllis Lambert, Blanche Lemco van Ginkel, Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, Denise Scott Brown: Four trailblazers who became accustomed to being the only woman in the room. Each has an extensive list of accomplishments in architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture dating back 60+ years. Each has taught, mentored and inspired generations of professionals.

Poster for the documentary City Dreamers, profiling four female architectsHow have they envisioned our cities? Through original interviews, archival material and stunning cinematography, filmmaker Joseph Hillel uncovers how each of these strong, independent thinkers has shaped the cities in which we live and work. As the world becomes increasingly urbanized, the insights of these forward-looking women who have built social and environmental values into their work seem more relevant now than ever.


Presented in cooperation with Women Of Architecture! and The Ontario Association of Landscape Architects.

In celebration of the Ottawa premier WOA! + OALA are organizing a pre-film social nearby @ Rebel (377 Dalhousie Street), and a post-film panel discussion @ ByTowne.

Panel Discussion
Architect Phyllis Lambert (featured in the film), the film's director, Joseph Hillel and local architect Emmanuelle Van Rutten will attend the screening and participate in the post-film panel.
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