The Future Architecture Call for Ideas 2017 has attracted 594 emerging creatives from 56 countries who responded to the call with 337 ideas, looking for answers to the question—what will dictate future developments in the field of architecture. New ideas from architects, designers, artists and curators serve to identify and open up a wide range of future challenges for the discipline, ranging from re-thinking design education and new approaches to revitalizing derelict buildings and facilities to establishing new models like the fair-building scheme. These proposals confront the current, established ideas and theories related to architecture and aim to create an alternative aesthetic sensibility and system of values.
Platform leader Matevž Čelik points to the role of the platform in the development of architecture as a discipline.
“The Future Architecture platform strives to open up opportunities for a new generation of professionals, who with their knowledge can help to shape a more harmonious development of the modern world and the way in which we operate in it.”
“Looking at the response to the first and second open calls, it is apparent that Future Architecture is developing into a platform that is becoming increasingly important for the implementation of new ideas in architecture, whether from the perspective of policies, the role of institutions and the media in architecture, and the profession’s responsibility to the public.”
Members of the platform have, together with Future Architecture alumni of 2016, selected 25 creatives, who will participate at the Future Architecture Matchmaking Conference that takes place February 16–18, 2017 at the Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO) in Ljubljana.
Adriana Pablos Llona (Spain), Alberto Martinez Garcia, Hector Rivera Bajo (Spain), Bika Rebek, Matt Choot (Austria), Culture Territories Association (Poland), Office of Displaced Designers (Greece), Dimitris Grozopoulos, Effie Kasimati, Fani Kostourou (UK), Dominika Janicka (Poland), FAKT (Germany), Florian Bengert (Germany), Giuditta Vendrame (Netherlands), Grupo De Arquitectura Subalterna (Spain), Jasmina Cibic (Slovenia / UK), José Tomás Pérez Valle (Chile), Lucia Tahan (Spain), Marija Marić, Damjan Kokalevski (Switzerland), Mika Savela and Henrik Drufva (Finland), Miloš Kosec (Slovenia / UK), Paul Landon (Canada), Pedro Pitarch (Spain), Studio NO (Poland), Filipe Estrela & Sara Neves (Portugal), Guerilla Architects (UK), Léopold Lambert (France), Paolo Patelli (Netherlands), and Danai Toursoglou Papalexandridou (Greece) as selected by the public in an online vote.
Read more about all the creatives and their ideas.
The Matchmaking Conference, which explores a wide range of issues and topics related to the future of architecture, will see the selected creatives present their ideas on the way the future of our cities and living environments will be shaped.
With the conclusion of the conference in Ljubljana, the platform will launch the public architectural programme around Europe, and present selected creatives at four exhibitions, five conferences, three lecture series, six workshops and a field trip. These activities will be supported by the open-source Publishing Platform and Local Mobile Support Service. This year's programme will kick off in March and wind up in October at the Lisbon Triennale, while the highlights of two years of Future Architecture will be presented end–September at the Future Architecture Festival at MAO in Ljubljana.
About Future Architecture
Future Architecture platform has been designed and is coordinated by the Museum of Architecture and Design in Ljubljana. It is the first pan-European platform of 18 architecture museums, festivals and producers from 15 countries, bringing ideas on the future of cities and architecture closer to the wider public.
Coordinating entity: Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO), Ljubljana (Slovenia)
Members: MAXXI, the National Museum of XXI Century Arts, Rome (Italy), Copenhagen Architecture Festival (Denmark), Lisbon Architecture Triennale (Portugal), Museum of Architecture in Wrocław (Poland), Belgrade International Architecture Week (Serbia), House of Architecture, Graz (Austria), Tirana Architecture Week (Albania), CANactions, Kiev (Ukraine), dpr-barcelona (Spain), Design Biotop, Ljubljana (Slovenia), One Architecture Week, Plovdiv (Bulgaria), Bureau N, (Germany), Oris House of Architecture, Zagreb (Croatia); associate members: Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel (Switzerland), Prishtina Architecture Week (Kosovo), Forecast, Berlin (Germany), Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon (Portugal)