First Stone Documentary Films


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After 8 international exhibitions, First Stone presents a series of 3 documentary films in partnership with Portuguese television network RTP, about the projects it has been developing over the past 2 years, involving 23 of the most internationally renowned designers and architects.

Focussing on Portuguese Stone and the different projects that the First Stone programme originated, this ongoing documentary film series reveals the various aspects of the life of this raw-material, covering its existence in nature, its extraction, and finally its transformation, presented in the context of innovative ideas and the development of specific projects. Each documentary follows one of the three main projects of the programme, including their international presentations, which took place between 2016 and 2017:

RESISTANCE — watch documentary

Álvaro Siza, Amanda Levete, Bijoy Jain, Eduardo Souto de Moura,
ELEMENTAL, João Luís Carrilho da Graça,
Mia Hägg, Paulo David, Studio mk27, Vladimir Djurovic

STILL MOTION — watch documentary

Ian Anderson, Jonathan Barnbrook, Jorge Silva, Pedro Falcão,
Peter Saville, Sagmeister & Walsh

COMMON SENSE — watch documentary

Claudia Moreira Salles, Estudio Campana, Fernando Brízio,
Jasper Morrison, Michael Anastassiades,
Miguel Vieira Baptista, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec