Connections: Dan Cruickshank’s Adventures in Architecture (Enhanced DVD)
What is the secret behind the survival of some communities and the extinction of others? Dan Cruickshank attempts to solve all these questions in the Brazilian city of Brasilia which was constructed by the communists. Brasilia, in the contemporary times has become the habitat of the aristocratic class. He also visits Damascus in Syria considered to be the most ancient and persistently inhabited city and Rockefeller Center in New York City which emerged as a result of the Great Depression.
Dan also gets a feel of India as he visits the largest slum community Dharavi located in the Indian city of Mumbai. The Dharavi section houses millions of people but under present circumstances faces dangers of demolition.
(Connections: Dan Cruickshank’s Adventures in Architecture, Enhanced DVD, 50 minutes) ISBN: 978-0-81608-959-8 Copy Right Date: 2008 CC