Nili Portugali is a Israeli practicing Architect; senior lecturer; researcher; published author; film director. The film is her third of Creative TRILOGY following the world-known buildings she designed & the published books she wrote.
7th generation descendant of a family living in the holly ‘Kabbala’ city of Tsefat .
Guest lecturer: MIT; Harvard; Oxford; Tsinghua; Exhibition: Venice & San Paolo Biennale, Barcelona. Graduated: AA School of Architecture London; PostG: Architecture & Buddhism U.C Berkeley.
Her published book: The Act of Creation and The Spirit of A Place: A Holistic-Phenomenological Approach to Architecture was listed book of the year by the R.I.B.A London. In a review article in the URBAN DESIGN International/ Palgrave Macmillan journal states “Portugali’s Quite Revolution May Be The One That Passes The Ultimate Test Of Time”.
At a time of existential threat to the physical and human environment, Architect Portugali takes us into an intimate journey that unfolds to a discovery of universal insights from her holistic/Buddhist/ scientific P.O.V: What is the secret of all Timeless places in which man feels ‘at Home’ & what is that ‘ Pure Art of making’ that creates them? At any culture; place; time. Via reconstructing childhood memories engraved on each stone of the holy city’s history of Tsefat, following her grandmother being for her “A Zen Master”, at the hotel she founded at the end of the alley in the old city Tsefat.
A film crossing new boundaries – straddling the line between art and cinema.
The masterpiece film was World Premiered at the Mumbai International Film festival and EPOS -The International Art Film Festival at Tel-Aviv museum; Cinemateques in Israel and worldwide. Won the first prize at the Lima International Film festival.
Prior to the Online-Zoom event, guests will be given a special link to watch the film online. Following that, at the event there will be time for Q&A with the director.
(English; French; Spanish Subtitles)