• Jessica Benson

Brutalism - A Hope Dashed (2019)

Updated: May 5

Brutalism: A stark style of functionalist architecture which expresses and embraces the raw concrete used in its design.



Brutalism - A Hope Dashed is a short documentary investigating the demolition of Brutalist Architecture tearing down an entire era of buildings still fit for purpose. The documentary includes interviews with academic Steve Pile, brutalist architect Owen Luder and architecture photographer Jo Underhill.


Filmed in Woking, Farnham and London.


Produced by Jessica Benson

Directed by Laurence McManus

Photography by Charlie Ditcham

Sound by Alex Emborg

Edited by Caleb Caprietta


Visit Jo Underhills Beautiful Brutalist project here.



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