October 24, 2016 - Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO), Ljubljana - The year of Future Architecture
October 24, 2016

Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO), Ljubljana

Image: Ajdin Bašić.

The year of Future Architecture

Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

The year of Future Architecture

Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

Future Architecture, the first European architectural platform, coordinated by the Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO), just completed its first year of operation. The platform promoted an emerging generation of creatives through a vibrant programme that connected outstanding architectural events in 13 European cities: Ljubljana, Rome, Lisbon, Copenhagen, Kiev, Graz, Belgrade, Barcelona, Tirana, Wrocław, Prishtina, Basel and Zagreb. The programme included five exhibitions, seven conferences, 57 lectures, ten intensive workshops, an architecture and film summer school, and an upcoming book series. 25 selected architects, designers and curators have been invited to share their ideas and present their work to an audience of over 250,000 people.

The platform was launched one year ago with a call for ideas that saw nearly 300 proposals submitted by over 500 young emerging creatives from almost 40 countries. The proposals now constitute a repository of ideas, accessible to everyone.

"Ideas promoted through the Future Architecture platform show that for the emerging generation of professionals architecture is not necessarily an activity whose sole purpose is to build, but rather a field of intellectual research. They reflect criticism and determination to tackle the most pressing problems of our time. Scrolling through these ideas reveals that this generation feels the need to consider all the aspects of architecture as a profession, to change the understanding of architecture as a business model, and to re-establish architecture’s commitment to society. They show architecture as a way of thinking, observation and analysis of the modern world in which we live and operate."
Matevž Čelik, platform leader and director of the Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO), Ljubljana, Slovenia, the platform’s coordinating entity

The first year of the platform will conclude at the end of October with the inaugural publication in the Archifutures series. Vol. 1: The Museum is the first part of a new three-volume field guide to the future of architecture, concepted and edited by &beyond and published by dpr-barcelona. This volume of Archifutures, plus the soon-to-be-released subsequent additions, The Studio and The Site, present a thoughtful selection of the theories and projects shaping the “future of architecture” today.

On November 15, 2016 at Lisbon Architecture Triennale the Future Architecture platform will launch a new call for ideas, inviting emerging creatives to participate in the Future Architecture programme that will run across Europe in 2017.

About Future Architecture
The Future Architecture platform has been designed and is coordinated by MAO Ljubljana. It is the first European platform dedicated to architecture. The platform has 14 members from 13 countries, including architecture museums, festivals and cultural producers.

Future Architecture creatives in 2016 
Tomaž Pipan (Slovenia), urbz (India), Jack Self (United Kingdom), Lavinia Scaletti (Italy), Land+Civilization Compositions (The Netherlands), Esen Gökçe Özdamar, Ahmet Bal, Şermin Şentürk (Turkey), Plan Común (Chile), Sonja Jankov (Serbia), Something Fantastic (Germany), CNTXT Studio (United Kingdom), Ana Jeinić (Austria), dotlinearchitects (Switzerland), Aman Iwan (France), Clement Blanchet (France), Vera Seriakov, Nela Kadic (Austria), Anja Humljan (Slovenia), Léopold Lambert (France), Cristina Ampatzidou, Ania Molenda (The Netherlands), Linnea Våglund (Sweden), Manon Mollard (United Kingdom), Guerilla Architects (Germany), Sodeste (Chile), Miloš Kosec (Slovenia), Sara Neves + Filipe Estrela (Portugal), and Aleksandra Zarek (United Kingdom)

Future Architecture members in 2016
Coordinating entity: Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO), Ljubljana
Members: Oris House of Architecture, Zagreb (Croatia); Museum of Architecture in Wrocław (Poland); Belgrade International Architecture Week, Belgrade (Serbia); MAXXI, National Museum of the 21st Century Arts, Rome (Italy); House of Architecture, Graz (Austria); Copenhagen Architecture Festival, Copenhagen (Denmark); Tirana Architecture Week, Tirana (Albania); Design Biotop, Ljubljana (Slovenia); Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Lisbon (Portugal); dpr-barcelona, Barcelona (Spain); Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel (Switzerland); Prishtina Architecture Week, Prishtina (Kosovo); CANactions, Kiev (Ukraine); Affiliated Member: Forecast, Berlin (Germany)

Find out more at Future Architecture.

Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO), Ljubljana
Share - The year of Future Architecture
  • Share
Click to subscribe to e-flux and be the first to receive the latest news on international exhibitions and all e-flux related announcements
Subscribe to e-flux
Be the first to receive the latest news on international exhibitions and all e-flux related announcements.
Subscribe to architecture
Explore the most recent content from e-flux architecture and urbanism
Subscribe to e-flux programs
Keep up-to-date on all upcoming talks, screenings, and exhibitions at e-flux in New York