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is a 2011 documentary film by Gary Hustwit
Gary Hustwit is an independent filmmaker based in New York and London. He has produced and directed a number of documentaries including the 2007 film Helvetica.-Work:...
released on 26 October 2011 and considered the third of a three-part series on design known as the Design Trilogy
Design Trilogy is the collective name of a series of three design films directed by documentary film director Gary Hustwit. The films are:*2007: Helvetica, on the famous typeface*2009: Objectified on industrial design...
, the first being Helvetica
Helvetica is an independent feature-length documentary film about typography and graphic design, centered on the typeface of the same name. Directed by Gary Hustwit, it was released in 2007 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the typeface's introduction in 1957 and is considered the first of...
about the typeface and the second being Objectified
Objectified is a feature-length documentary film examining the role of everyday non-living objects, and the people who design them, in our daily lives. The film is directed by Gary Hustwit...
about industrial design
Industrial design is the use of a combination of applied art and applied science to improve the aesthetics, ergonomics, and usability of a product, but it may also be used to improve the product's marketability and production...
The documentary discusses the design of cities, looking at the issues and strategies behind urban design
Urban design concerns the arrangement, appearance and functionality of towns and cities, and in particular the shaping and uses of urban public space. It has traditionally been regarded as a disciplinary subset of urban planning, landscape architecture, or architecture and in more recent times has...
and features some of the world's foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers.