Two Arkansas films are eligible to win the 2017 People’s Choice Award for the American Institute of Architect’s third annual I Look Up Film Challenge.
The AIA invites the public to cast their vote to choose the winner and this year, two films illustrate how architects are revitalizing the community in different ways.
The first film, Cultivating Context, focuses on a 10-month strategic plan set by the Lonoke citizens and architects to breathe new life into the community. The second film, Kwendeche, focuses on an architect who dedicates his time to preserving historic buildings in underserved communities.
The People’s Choice Award Winner will be announced November 1 and receive $2,500, exclusive screening at Architecture & Design Film Festival in New York City, plus recognition and distribution on AIA channels. Public voting has launched and will conclude on October 6.
This year’s challenge looked to architects and filmmakers to shine a light on the powerful social impact of architects and their work. In collaboration with clients and the community, architects plant the seeds that blossom into stronger neighborhoods, towns, and cities.