July, 2013 – Buenos Aires, Argentina
The audiovisual work “Plaza de Mayo 200 años” by the Architects Alberto Boselli and Graciela Raponi, awarded in February 2009 in the Call “Building Bicentennial in the Age of Globalization”, has received other important recognitions recently. These include:
• First Prize – Concurso de Cortometrajes sobre el Bicentenario “200 en 20” – Archivo y Museo Históricos del Banco de la Provincia de Buenos Aires “Dr. Arturo Jaureche” – June 2010.
• Best Audiovisual Work – Biennale of Architecture SCA-CPAU XIII Edition – October 2010.
• Third Prize – National Short Film Competition Documentary Research – Ministry of Education, Secretary of University Policies (SPU) – October 2010.
• First Prize – CINECIEN, Film and Video Festival Mercosur Scientific – October 2011.
The work is part of the UBACyT program “Memoria Visual de Buenos Aires” directed by the same architects. Its main objective is the production of short films that simulate the evolution of Buenos Aires city. These reconstructions of urban transformations are made from photographs and maps of the 19th and 20th centuries, that belong to the different organizations and institutions, such as the Documentary Archive of the IAA, the Documentation Centre of FADU, UBA and REDAR Archives. Mounting techniques vary from the traditional “cut animation” to the latest digital technologies.