The Pruitt-Igoe Myth 

First Run Features
Show More

Comments (2)

Dylan avatar

This incredible doc is one of Kanopy's most popular titles all over the world. If one is to understand where we are with respect to Urban Planning, and all of the related subjects from Gentrification to Design, from Education to Health, it is essential to understand the story THE PRUITT IGOE ...Read more

Anonymous picture

Great interviews and firsthand footage. Really good editing.

Related videos

Urban Highrise Apartment Living
Part of the Series: Homes by Design - 2004
The urban highrise is here to stay. A look at how modern-day urban planners deal with this vastly growing housing market. #1. Designer Aure'lien Guillory's vision of an ideal downtown apartment in Montreal. #2. Architect James Cheng's unusual downtown Vancouver high-rise. #3. A Barcelona penthouse facing the Olympic Port in…
The New Modernists: 6 European Architects
Produced at roughly the same time as The New Modernists 9 American Architects, this film examines an equally interesting selection of European architects. Critic Kenneth Frampton sees this group of architects, working from Seville to Finland, understanding and interacting with the ideas and structures of Aalto, Saarinen and Mies to…
Steven Holl - The Body in Space
Steven Holl is one of the most innovative American architects working today. In this portrait he presents some of his acclaimed works, including the Makuhari Housing Complex in Chiba, Japan and the Chapel of St. Ignatius in Seattle. The video centers on KIASMA, his Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki,…
The New Modernists: 9 American Architects
This open-ended series intends to introduce the work of emerging architects building on the principles of Modernism while evolving a new language drawn from politics, film, literature, theory and the state of the world. This film looks at nine American-based innovators and their work for housing projects, commercial architecture, private…
The Practice of Architecture - Visiting Peter Zumthor
The architect Peter Zumthor lives and works in the remote village of Haldenstein in the Swiss Kanton of Graubunden. Here, keeping the politics of architecture at a comfortable distance, Zumthor enjoys the status of "world-class" architect for his unique modernist buildings. They can be found in many parts of Europe,…
Jean Nouvel: Guthrie Theater
French architect Jean Nouvel has long been known in Europe for his bold, shimmering glass museums, concert halls, and high-rise towers. Now the much-acclaimed new Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota, which opened in 2006, is displaying Nouvel's remarkable talents to an American public. With a cantilevered lobby that extends 175…
Daniel Libeskind: Denver Art Museum, Frederic C. Hamilton Building
Three part series looking at the reknowned architect Daniel Libeskind. Libeskind first gained worldwide attention when his haunting, zigzag-shaped Jewish Museum opened in Berlin in 1999. After his dramatic urban design plan for Ground Zero was selected by city and state officials in 2002, Libeskind became a household name in…
Glenn Murcutt: Spirit of Place - The Construction of a Mosque for an Islamic Community in Melbourne
This documentary explores the life and work of Australia's most internationally recognised Architect. The 2002 Pritzker prize winner literally put Australian architecture on the world map. The Prizker jury described him as a modernist, a naturalist, an environmentalist, an economist, a humanist and ecologist. His extraordinary reputation rests on the…
The New Suburbia
Part of the Series: Homes by Design - 1999
The spread of suburban housing has given rise to a new approach to architecture called neo- traditionalism. It's an attempt to capture the look and feel of a small town in a suburban environment. We'll visit Prince Charles' project in Poundbury, England, a Seaside, Florida waterfront community, a unique housing…
Cathedrals: Who Builds? Who Pays? How Long?
Episode 16 of The Cathedral Series
You've witnessed the majesty of some of Europe's great cathedrals. But how on earth were they actually built? This episodes eparates myth from reality, using models, illuminated manuscripts, stained glass windows, and other sources to reveal the technical process of creating impressive buildings that would inspire millions.
Part of the Series: Homes by Design - 1998
An eclectic assortment without formal rules, post modernism allows for a look backward while taking a giant step forward. Designers return to some traditional elements that were thrown out by modernists, but they inject individuality and even humour into their designs. They re-interpret the best of the past while adapting…
Recycling City Space
Part of the Series: Homes by Design - 1999
As urban land becomes scarcer and more expensive, buildings and spaces previously overlooked are being recycled for housing. We look at how unusual sites in the inner city are being reclaimed and re-used. We find a unique loft in London, England, reclaimed space in Montreal, and a Vancouver industrial site…