Trial Subscription to Kanopy

This summer (June 4, 2015) we started a one year trial of Kanopy. From their website:

Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video service for educational institutions that provides 12 million students and faculty with access to more than 26,000 films each year….Kanopy works directly with filmmakers and film distribution companies to offer award-winning collections including titles from PBS, BBC, Criterion Collection, Media Education Foundation and more. (Accessed October 12, 2015;

Of the 26,000 plus films, 327 have been designated as Architecture. Within this category, the films are  currently organized thematically:

  • Iconic 21st-Century Architecture
  • 20th-Century Modern Architecture
  • Sustainable Architecture
  • Female Architects
  • American Architecture
  • European Architecture
  • Asian Architecture
  • Australian Architecture
  • Architect Documentaries
  • Interviewing Architects
  • Architectural Instruction and Lecture
  • Understanding the World’s Greatest Structures: Science and Innovation from Antiquity to Modernity
  • The Cathedral

Please take a look around and explore the site. We at APL would like to hear from our faculty and students regarding Kanopy. Are the collection of films useful to your teaching or do they enhance your learning experience? Please feel free to post comments about the resource or email them to Katie Pierce Meyer.