is a research studio that combines filmmaking with architecture and urban research, founded in 2015 by Francisco Lobo and Romea Muryń. They use architecture and film as analytical, critical and subversive tools to emphasize contemporary issues and dissect their resolutions. They see the importance of observing rapidly changing social conditions through the influential factors of technology, economy, politics and urban the environment.
Drawing from contemporary scenarios, Locument travels to unique locations to base their research topics, finding in them situations that, while site-specific, reflect problematics that resonate throughout the globe. Bringing out these underlying stories, their work focuses on recreating the complex storyline hidden under the surface of the visible spectrum. In a world moving exponentially faster, they see the importance of slowing down, researching, analysing, documenting and capturing a network of often contradictory points of view, thus revealing the narratives that influence our reality. Locument envisions the future and the past, and not the least, our time.
Their first film, Centrallurgy, was presented at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia. Their latest film, the feature documentary The Sky Commodified, co-directed with Maya Shopova, filmed in the Chilean desert and produced in partnership with MIT Architecture Department, premiered at the Rotterdam Architecture Film Festival 2019.