The Importance of Being an Architect

The Importance of Being an Architect
dir. Giorgio Ferrero/Italy/2021/69 min.
Dolnośląskie Centrum Filmowe, sala Lalka
Dolnośląskie Centrum Filmowe, sala Warszawa

A documentary film conceived as a virtual dialogue and musical journey in four acts, which investigates the responsibility of architects in building the society of tomorrow. Through the eyes of Antonio Citterio, one of the best-known Italian designers around the world, and Patricia Viel, co-founders of the Milan-based architecture and interior design practice ACPV, the film introduces a vision centered on an armistice between nature and the built environment. Alternating dialogues with various personalities from the world of fashion, art, design, and exploring pieces of architecture designed by ACPV, the documentary offers a vision of the post-pandemic world, in the midst of the climate crisis and urban redistribution.

From the story of computational design methods, international projects and technological innovation, we examine travel as the primary engine of inexhaustible inspiration. The latent energy of architectural works is evoked through musical scenes set in different parts of the world (Milan, L’Aquila, Hamburg, Taichung, Miami), where different musicians hit spatially distant notes that meet in a single composition that breaks down distances and projects man into his natural habitat - that of the cities of tomorrow.


  • projection time:
    69 min.
  • country/year:
    Italy /2021
  • director:
    Giorgio Ferrero
  • pictures:
    Federico Biasin
  • production:
    Federico Biasin, Marco Quartana / MYBOSSWAS
  • festivals and awards:
    2021 – Milano Design FF

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