Discussion with Rixt Woudstra

Babylon (1980) - Postponed

Directed by: Franco Rosso

Presented by: Rixt Woudstra, HTC Ph.D. Candidate, MIT Architecture 

Part of the Fall 2020 Cinema and Architectural Imagination series

About the film: The story of Blue, a young man of Jamaican descent living in Brixton in 1980, as he hangs out with his friends, fronts a dub sound system, loses his job, struggles with family problems and has his friendships tested by racism (text from Letterboxd)


About the presenter: Rixt Woudstra is a Ph.D. Candidate in the History, Theory, and Criticism of Art and Architecture program at MIT, and a 2019-2020 Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellow at the American Council of Learned Societies. She has taught at MIT’s Department of Architecture and lectured at various institutions, including the University of Cambridge, Delft University of Technology, and the Cooper Hewitt Museum. She is the co-founder of Storytelling Space, an interdisciplinary research practice based at MIT, which has organized several workshops and lectures around the theme of narrativity and design.

Learn more about the Fall 2020 Cinema and Architectural Imagination Series

Above image: Film poster, "Babylon," directed by Franco Rosso (1980)


Discussion with Rixt Woudstra