Experimental and documentary project ‘Built to Last’ is a series of short 4-5 minute films recording some of the famous as well as less famous socialist architecture relics in former Soviet-bloc countries. Films combine archive footage recording these sites over time as well as notable political events associated with that architecture; the montage is accompanied by original music compositions.
About the director
Haruna Honcoop is a Czech independent film director, producer and video artist based in Prague. She is a recipient of Visegrad Fund Sound and Art Residency in 2016 and Visegrad OSA Archivum Scholarship in 2015 to work on her audiovisual project, which she has been developing for the past few years while she has been focusing on the topic of socialist architecture in Eastern Europe in her film work. Honcoop has spent 3 summer months in Budapest in KÉK – Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Center where she was consulting and developing her film, screened at the Budapest Architecture Film Days.