Gifford “What If…” film – Urbanized (85min)

November 13, 2014 - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Directed by By Gary Hustwit

Screened @ ArtRage Gallery, 505 Hawley Ave

This documentary discusses the design of cities, looking at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world’s foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers. Teamed up with cinematographer Luke Geissbuhler, Hustwit traveled around the world interviewing people and filming specific urban design projects that represent the issues facing cities today. The world’s population is in the midst of a massive migration to urban areas, and the design solutions our cities implement in the next 20 years will be critical. Watch the trailer at

Twice a year the Gifford Foundation “What If…” Film Series screens documentaries, selected by community members, which offer examples of how social issues are addressed across the country. The goal of these free films is not to only tell the tales, but embrace how Syracuse and Central New York might adapt the stories for our own. Each film is followed by a moderated discussion.

All films start at 6:30; doors open at 6:00 for light snacks, meet and greet, gallery viewings.