Feux et barbecues interdits

7 minutes

An unsettling road trip through the Vosges mountains in autumn

The artist and filmmaker Simon Ketteniss’s film takes the viewer on a kinetic and unsettling tour of the Vosges mountains in eastern France in autumn. Balanced between an elegiac response to what has gone before and a suggestion of an unknown future, the 300 scenes filmed over five days appear in a seamless rhythm, backed by a soundtrack that’s at once magnificently compelling and deeply eerie.

Director: Simon Ketteniss

Essay/Architecture & Landscape
Intimate spaces

In his Poetics of Space, Gaston Bachelard created a philosophy of at-homeness, rich in emotion and memory

Gillian Darley

Essay/Education
An unlikely triumph

In its first century the American higher-education system was a messy, disorganised joke. How did it rise to world dominance?

David Labaree