Journey to Italy (Andersen, 2016, 14:00)
The Norwegian architectural theorist Christian Norberg-Schulz (1926 – 2000) once claimed that one of his most important theories came to him when looking out the window of a train, returning to Norway after having spent a year in Italy. Following in the footsteps of Norberg-Schulz between Norway and Italy, tracing the window in his life and theory of genius loci, the film Journey to Italy (Andersen, 2017, 15:00) is based upon a five-day journey from Norway to Italy. This project asks questions of mobility and spatial orientation, where place becomes recognisable by landmarks, climate, lettering, language and the traveler’s experience.
Anna Ulrikke Andersen (BA Art History, MA in Architectural History) is a PhD candidate of architectural design at the Bartlett School of Architecture, focusing on the window in the life and theory of Christian Norberg-Schulz. She is founder of the Bartlett Film+Place+Architecture Doctoral Network, and the Competition Director of Architecture Film Festival London.