Citizen Jane: Exclusive Ballarat Screening

Posted Mon 9th Oct 2017 | efront

Open House, in association with ACMI, will present a special Ballarat screening of Citizen Jane: Battle for the City, a new documentary exploring the legacy of celebrated urbanist, Jane Jacobs. This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to experience this wonderful documentary, and understand the power of Ballarat’s own citizens to shape their city.

Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) writings championed a fresh, community-based approach to city building. She had no formal training as a planner, and yet her 1961 opus, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, introduced ground-breaking ideas about how cities function, evolve and fail. The impact of Jane Jacobs’ observation, activism, and writing has led to a ‘planning blueprint’ for generations of architects, planners, politicians and activists to practice.

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City is a new major documentary detailing Jacob’s infamous battle with New York City’s ‘master builder’ Robert Moses over his plans to redevelop her home neighbourhood of Greenwich Village and his Lower Manhattan Expressway (LOMEX) project. The Protests against the project, largely organised by Jacobs, culminated in her arrest in 1968 for inciting a crowd and the cancellation of the project.



Saturday, 28 October, 4pm>



Ballarat Trades Union, 24 Camp St, Ballarat Central



Cost Free. Bookings Essential. Booking info here.

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