November 24, 2015 - Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO), Ljubljana - Future Architecture platform
November 24, 2015

Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO), Ljubljana

Future Architecture platform
Call for ideas

Deadline: December 20, 2015
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Architecture is prone to envisioning compelling futures. Opening up a broad discussion, 14 European organisations have joined forces to create a platform that is looking for visions from individuals and collectives to rethink the future of architecture in Europe.

Call for ideas
The Future Architecture platform is launching an open call for ideas. In order to communicate the social, environmental, economic and design potentials of architecture to the widest possible audiences across Europe, we are looking for aspiring individuals from various disciplines to present and apply new ideas both on architecture today and what we should expect in the near future. The call is open not only to architects but also to urban planners, curators, landscape architects, designers, artists, filmmakers and any other emerging professionals that think, explore, engage and shape our living environment.

The platform builds on the social mission of European architecture as a fundamental cultural force that has the potential to improve our quality of life. Join us to rethink and envision architecture as a human-centred activity, one that has the transformative potential to address and solve problems that extend far beyond building.

How it works
The call for ideas will close on December 20, 2015. By January 20, 2016, platform institution members and the general public will select applicants on the basis of their ideas from various creative disciplines. These will help build new and engaging visions and nurture relationships between architecture and, in this case, the Future Architecture platform’s network of museums and festivals. The selected applicants will be invited to participate at the Future Architecture kick-off conference on February 18–20, 2016 at MAO (Museum of Architecture and Design), Ljubljana, where they will be invited to pitch their idea, present their vision for a future architecture. From the pitch of ideas, we will select a limited number of participants to become a part of the Future Architecture programme of exhibitions, conferences, lectures and workshops that will run between March 1 and October 31, 2016 across Europe.

The platform will cover the travel (inside the EU) and accommodation costs of the selected participants for the kick-off conference. Platform members will cover travel (inside the EU) and accommodation costs, and provide an honorarium for those makers and creators, who are selected to participate in the platform programme.

Who can apply?
–you are under 40 years of age as of the first day of the open call
–you can document professional achievements (works, commissions, exhibitions, publications, reviews, grants, awards)
–your last work is not older than two years
–your work has not been widely recognised or established by critics, curators or producers (we are looking for emerging, upcoming talents that have not yet enjoyed wider recognition)

Where to apply?
Future Architecture platform website

Who are Future Architecture Platform?
Coordinating entity: Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO), Ljubljana
Members: Oris House of Architecture, Zagreb, Museum of Architecture in Wrocław, Belgrade International Architecture Week (BINA), National Museum of XXI Century Arts, Rome, House of Architecture, Graz, Copenhagen Architecture Festival, Tirana Architecture Week, Design Biotop, Ljubljana, Lisbon Architecture TriennaleRuby Press, Berlin, Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel, Prishtina Architecture Week, CANactions, Kiev

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