The 2023 AGH Festival, an annual celebration of arts and culture, recently treated attendees to an insightful and inspiring film screening of "The Life Sized City: Hamilton." Hosted by the Hamilton/Burlington Society of Architects (HBSA) and Young Architects of Hamilton (YAH+), this event not only showcased the vibrancy of the city, but also paved the way for a thought-provoking panel discussion featuring prominent figures from the film. The evening was a testament to the power of community and innovation within the city of Hamilton.
The Life Sized City: Hamilton - A Glimpse into Urban Transformation
"The Life Sized City: Hamilton" is a documentary that beautifully captures the evolution of Hamilton from a bustling industrial hub to a city with a burgeoning arts and culture scene. The film delves into the urban transformation, shedding light on the community initiatives and creative forces behind this change. Viewers were immersed in the city's rich history and the dreams of individuals who have turned them into reality.
An Engaging Panel Discussion
What made this screening truly exceptional was the engaging panel discussion that followed. The panel featured remarkable individuals who played significant roles in the film and continue to shape Hamilton's landscape. Emma Cubitt of Invizij, Christina Babcock of Surprise Hamilton, Astrid Hepner from The Hamilton Music Collective, Mark Furukawa of Dr. Disc, Amy Bonin, and Kevin Hamilton of McQuesten Urban Farm, and Ken Coit from the City of Hamilton moderated the discussion. Their collective wisdom and passion for the city inspired the audience.
The event was a testament to the city's creative heartbeat and a reminder of the power of collective efforts in shaping the future of the city as it continues its transformation in the wake of the pandemic, and in the midst of an affordable housing emergency. Thank you to everyone who came out!