For us, one of the best things about our first movieNight, which we held last week, was not only having a full house but also having a room full of people who stayed and discussed the issues the film raised once it had finished. In this case - how do you make cities better places to live in?
Ray; head of our mN Cities team had selected the ‘The Human Scale’ – a documentary from Gehl Architects about urban planning and how many modern cities need rethinking to truly consider how people live within them.
There were some fascinating case studies including a look at how New York City reclaimed Times Square for pedestrians and the opportunities and challenges presented to the planning team rebuilding Christchurch after the 2011 earthquake.
The evening, like the film was great, with a broad mix of mN’s ‘nearest and dearest’ in attendance and for us it was exactly what we want our movieNights to be: the chance to show inspiring and thought provoking films which create debate within the audience - all with a liberal sprinkling of beer and sugar laden snacks.
We’ll be announcing details of our next movieNight in the next few weeks, so watch this space if you want to come along.