28 September 2022
7:00PM — Hancock 100

Touristic Intents film screening

Join Mat Rappaport, filmmaker and associate professor at Columbia College Chicago, Brian Britt, professor of religion and culture at Virginia Tech, and Anu Thapa, assistant professor of cinema studies at Virginia Tech, for a film screening and interdisciplinary panel discussion.

Touristic Intents is a film that explores the connection between mass tourism and political ideology. The film is centered on a case study; the never completed Nazi Resort in Prora, Germany. The mammoth site was built to house 20,000 vacationing working class Germans. The building was used in propaganda to forward a promise of leisure time and strengthen sympathies between the workers and the Nazi party. The site was never completed by the Nazis however the Socialist East German government completed the construction and used it as a military training site that also included a small officers resort.

The event, which is an extension of the Architecture Lecture Series, will take place Wednesday, Sept. 28th, at 7 pm in Hancock 100.