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The Human Scale - film screening and discussion

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Iare Pekhit presents new project/collaboration with Tbilisi City Hall – “Map, Improve and Walk” We are launching a pedestrian public database/mapping initiative and we need your active involvement in this. The database will collect the information about all the obstacles pedestrians face on a daily basis – starting from cars illegally parked on sidewalks finished with public, pedestrian space taken as a result of construction works. We will submit the data to the Tbilisi City Hall and start solving the pedestrian related problems together. We would like to invite you to the project’s first activity at Kiwi-Café Tbilisi - a documentary film screening “Human Scale” and public discussion lead by our board member, architect and city planner - Irakli Zhvania. We will discuss human oriented city planning approaches, share experience of modern cities and how their respond to challenges by developing human scale cities. Human scale is a feature film of Danish director Andreas Møl Dalsgaard. In this documentary thinkers, architects and urban planners discuss ways to increase human interaction in cities. One of them is a Danish architect and professor Jan Gehl, who has studied human behavior in cities for 40 years, in what he calls 'Life Between Buildings'. In his opinion modern cities leave very little space for human interaction. With his insights, we journey to cities around the world, examining the human need for intimacy and inclusion, and how we might better build cities for the people who live in them. You can watch the documentary trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxywJRJVzJs Documentary is in English language, though discussion will continue in Georgian (interpreting is available on request) Attendance is free! All the participants will receive a small gift from Iare Pekhit! We will also have some delicious Kiwi-Caffe snacks ready for you!