September 8, 2017 - Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO), Ljubljana - Future Architecture Festival
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September 8, 2017
September 8, 2017

Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO), Ljubljana

Image: Ajdin Bašić.

Future Architecture Festival
Breaking Down the Walls
September 20–30, 2017

Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO), Ljubljana
Pot na Fužine 2
SI- 1000 Ljubljana
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 10am–6pm
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From September 20–30, 2017 the Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO) is presenting the Future Architecture Festival, which will wrap up the two years the Future Architecture platform has been up and running. The 10-day event includes lectures, workshops, film screenings, exhibitions, discussions and pop-up events that bring together architects, designers, creative individuals, and curators who since 2015 have worked to co-create the European Future Architecture program. In just these past two years 628 ideas from more than 1,000 emerging creatives have been presented through the platform.

“In the course of the two years since the platform was conceived it has produced over 100 events, ranging from conceptual exhibitions and the pioneering Archifutures publishing platform to sparking bottom-up initiatives in local communities around Europe and beyond, with over 200 emerging architects, urban planners, curators, critics and other, mostly young professionals,” offers Matevž Čelik, head of the platform. “This is the next generation of architects who look at the discipline as a field for intellectual research that can generate social change and solve real problems on-site. The upcoming Future Architecture Festival offers a unique glimpse into the range and diversity that is the work of the up-and-coming generation of architects, one determined to break down existing barriers—not only the physical, but also imaginary, professional, and ideological walls.”

The highlights of the festival, alongside the showcase of the Future Architecture events curated by the 18 platform members, will include a panel discussion entitled "Internet Engagement and Methods of Subversion" with Charles Broskoski and James Taylor Foster that explores a collection of real-world projects and platforms that seek to subvert the status quo of online creation and consumption; an impulse talk "Tales Only Architecture Can Tell" by futurist Ludwig Engel with Bureau N that looks at how to determine stories in architecture projects and ultimately, how to tell these stories; the unveiling of the presentation for the Slovenian pavilion for the 16th Venice International Architecture Biennale in 2018; and the launch of Faraway, So Close, the catalogue of the 25th Biennial of Design (BIO 25) with curators Maja Vardjan and Angela Rui.

The festival includes two associated symposia: "Power in Architecture, A Materialist Perspective," organised by the Igor Zabel Association for Culture and Theory in collaboration with Mateja Kurir, and "Landezine Live," organised by Landezine – Society for Promotion of Landscape Architecture, together with the LILA – Landezine International Landscape Award 2017.

Check out the full schedule.

Future Architecture participants: Juuso Koponen and Jonatan Hildén (Koponen+Hildén), Shareen Elnaschie and Kimberly Pelkofsky (Office of Displaced Designers), Paolo Patelli, Servis 8, Anja Humljan (The Urban Yoga), Esen Gökçe Özdamar, Felipe De Ferrari and Kim Courrèges (Plan Común), Artem Kitaev (Kosmos Architects), Bence Komlósi (Architecture for Refugees), Manon Mollard, Fani Kostourou, Miloš Kosec, Adriana Pablos llona, Blanca Pujals, Barbara Boschiroli (Atelier delle Verdure), Sebastian Ernst (Studio FAKT), Rebekka Kiesewetter, Ana Jeinić, Ingrid Sabatier-Schwarz and Stephan Schwarz (ISSSresearch&architecture), Víctor Cano Ciborro, Gaja Mežnarić Osole and Andrej Koruza.

Speakers: Charles Broskoski (, James Taylor Foster (ArchDaily), Ethel Baraona Pohl (dpr-barcelona), Matevž Čelik (MAO), Angela Rui, Maja Vardjan, Mladen Dolar, Hilde Heynen, Teresa Stoppani, Sven-Olov Wallenstein, Ludwig Engel.

The Future Architecture platform is a European platform of architecture museums, festivals and producers that highlights the emerging generation of talents in various disciplines and offers them a forum in which to present their ideas about the future of cities and architecture.

Coordinating entity: Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO), Ljubljana (Slovenia)
Members: National Museum of XXI Century Arts, Rome (Italy), Copenhagen Architecture Festival (Denmark), Museum of Architecture in Wrocław (Poland), Belgrade International Architecture Week (Serbia), House of Architecture, Graz (Austria), Tirana Architecture Week (Albania), Design Biotop, Ljubljana (Slovenia), Lisbon Architecture Triennale (Portugal), dpr-barcelona (Spain), CANactions, Kiev (Ukraine), Bureau N, (Germany), Association of Istrian Architects (DAI-SAI) (Croatia), One Architecture Week, Plovdiv (Bulgaria), Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel (Switzerland), Kosovo Architecture Festival (Kosovo), Forecast, Berlin (Germany), Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon (Portugal)

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