Members of Future Architecture platform are museums, festivals, publishers and architectural producers that play a role in the field of architecture in their local environment, serve as one of the main sources of architecture-related information, and have the skills to create outstanding, and widely-attended events.
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National Museum of XXI Century Arts
MAXXI embodies a distinct awareness of the importance of promoting the current creative expressions of a nation such as Italy, a nation characterized by centuries of important contributions in the arts and architecture. MAXXI’s mission is to promote and develop a sense of continuity that looks to the future. MAXXI intends not only to be a venue and a vessel for the exhibition of art from this new century, but also a place for cultural innovation and the overlapping of languages, a laboratory for artistic experimentation, a machine for the production of aesthetic materials of our time.
MAXXI aims to be a centre of excellence in both contemporary art and architecture, an interactive hub in which the most diverse forms of expression, productivity and creativity can converge, combine and reproduce. Since art and architecture can constitute essential components of the image and perception of a nation abroad, MAXXI intends to be a form of antenna, transmitting Italian content to the outside world, while at the same time receiving from beyond its borders the broad flux of international culture.
Copenhagen Architecture Festival
CAFx is a platform for the discussion and presentation of ideas within the architectural world through a public program of talks, films, performances, workshops, seminars and exhibitions in collaboration with various partners, primarily in Copenhagen, as well as in the cities of Aarhus and Aalborg. Copenhagen Architecture Festival (CAFx) was founded in 2014 and aims to rethink way architecture is presented and communicated, highlighting its qualities and diversity; and to create a relevant discussion about how it affects – and is affected by – our way of being in the world.
Lisbon Architecture Triennale
The Lisbon Architecture Triennale is a non-profit association whose mission is to research, foster and promote architectural thinking and practice. It holds a major forum every three years for the debate, discussion and dissemination of architecture across geographic and disciplinary boundaries. Since 2013, it enjoys the Public Interest Status by the Portuguese Government, which reflects and recognizes the particularly relevant role the Triennale plays in Portuguese society, contributing definitively to the consolidation of the project. The Triennale is also regularly invited to produce the Portuguese representation in various events and countries, including the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale (2014). The role of international exchanges is highly regarded by the Triennale. Over the years, both in the editions and in-between, international partnerships and collaborations have been established with the aim of fostering collaborations and networking opportunities for professionals, both those emerging and well established.
dpr-barcelona is an architectural research practice based in Barcelona founded by Ethel Baraona Pohl and César Reyes Nájera, dealing with three main lines: publishing, criticism and curating. Their work explore how architecture as discipline reacts in the intersection with politics, technology, economy and social issues. Their publications, both digital and printed, transcend the boundaries of conventional publications, approaching to those which are probably the titles of architecture in the future. They were Curators of the third Think Space programme 2013J2014 for the Zagreb Society of Architects (DAZ) and CoJcurators of Adhocracy Athens for the Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens 2015.
CANactions aims to integrate the professional Ukrainian architecture community and the general public into a single, unified world, to make decisive strides towards a contemporary architecture, and to generate an exchange of ideas. CANactions organizes lectures by outstanding international architects, urban-planners, engineers, and through international workshops by celebrated professionals, international competitions, exhibitions, conferences, roundtables, master-classes and more.
Društvo arhitekata Istre - Società architetti dell'Istria (DAI-SAI)
Društvo arhitekata Istre - Società architetti dell'Istria (DAI-SAI) is the name of the regional Association of Architects in Istria, Croatia. This non-profit organization started its activity in 1995. and currently gathers more than 100 members associated on a voluntary and democratic basis. Its aims are promotion of architectural culture, regional architects and artists involved in architectural production and activity in local community. Its objectives are cultural production through organization of exhibitions, seminars, lectures, presentations, publishing, etc.
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Museum of Architecture in Wrocław
The Museum of Architecture in Wrocław deals primarily with the history of architecture and urban planning in Poland, together with international contemporary architecture. The Museum gathers, scientifically documents and makes available a collection of architectural drawings and documents (16th-21st century), photographs, stone samples and sculptures, graphics, stained glass, ceramics etc. The collection serves as the base for numerous exhibitions and publications. The museum presents over 20 different exhibitions every year, and realizes various programmes and events addressed to professional architects, historians the general public.
Belgrade International Architecture Week
Belgrade International Architecture Week (BINA) was established in 2006 under the patronage of the ABA and the Belgrade Cultural Centre as a festival that encourages and promotes intercultural dialogue, trans-national cooperation and mobility in the field of architecture. From the very beginning the BINA festival established itself as a wide platform for observation and reflection on urban space, with a particular focus on including the broadest possible audience (ranging from professionals and students to children) in processes related to the change and improvement of their environment. Over the past decade, the festival has gathered great number of experts and creative, enabling a rich exchange of ideas and experiences, and providing a link between the dynamic practices of Europe and Serbia. BINA’s collaborations are projects that establish dialogue between contemporary global tendencies and local creative efforts and industries.
House of Architecture
The House of Architecture (HDA), founded in 1988, is a non-profit organisation focussing on promoting architecture and high-quality building culture. It works within the context of culture, social policy, education policy and economy. The HDA’s work is based on a comprehensive concept of architecture as a vital factor in these fields, and on actively monitoring and working with relevant developments. The HDA pursues the following aims: to provide a platform for all branches of architecture, urban development and spatial planning; to act in the interests of different social groups; to cooperate with related disciplines; to act as a point of contact for all matters related to building culture. The HDA sees itself as a thematic platform that is open to all interested persons. The broad range of activities covered by the HDA includes exhibitions, talks, workshops, discussions, symposia, educational series, excursions and publications. To promote animated and ambitious discourse, the HDA actively collaborates with other associations and institutions, and with representatives from the political, administrative and business spheres.
Tirana Architecture Week
Tirana Architecture Weeks 2014 (TAW) works to promote the exchange of knowledge between professionals at both the national and international level in order to increase the public’s interest in architecture, art and design as disciplines that are closely connected to the contemporary development of cities. The organization-event also works to enhance interaction between professionals and the general public, together also with the city, to broaden participation in decision-making and development processes.
One Architecture Week
ONE ARCHITECTURE WEEK is an annual international festival about contemporary architecture and the built environment. Founded in 2008 as a two-day conference under the name Sofia Architecture Week, today the event is a ten-day platform for discussion and action on topics of importance to Bulgarian cities. ONE ARCHITECTURE WEEK aims to raise the level of awareness about urbanity, to stimulate active and responsible behaviour towards the city, and initiate actions toward a positive and visible improvement of the quality of architecture and urban planning of Bulgarian cities. The intense and diverse festival program includes presentations, exhibitions, discussions, lectures, workshops, tours, kids program, film screenings and interventions in public space. The program of ONE ARCHITECTURE WEEK is part of Plovdiv’s culture calendar and supports Plovdiv – European Capital of Culture for 2019.
Design Biotop is an experiential and discussion platform that explores the problem-solving and trans-disciplinary nature of design, and promotes a design thinking mindset, together with its impact on social, political and economic challenges by developing grass-roots projects promoting interdisciplinary connections and collaborations. All Design Biotop events call for action from all levels of society, and strive to nurture active participation, where individuals could learn from direct experience, co-working and open sharing.
BUREAU N is a cultural communications agency positioned at the many crossroads characterising today's dynamic media landscape. Always driven by content, we create concepts for the fields of visual art, architecture, design, and other things we like. We provide our clients with effective and efficient communication strategies as well as finely tuned creative concepts with a comprehensive approach. Our connections and insight help us shape a strong dialogue between our clients and their target audiences.
Because BUREAU N represents players in so many creative cultural sectors, each communications concept is meticulously analysed and tailored to the singular vision of institutions, festivals, museum exhibitions, publications, biannual representations, or design/architecture studios. Whatever we do, we carefully consider which story to tell, which social media strategy to employ, which cooperations and partnerships to initiate and establish, and how to use our expertise in the most fitting way possible.
Comprising a team of diverse interests and cultural backgrounds, BUREAU N has an integrated, experienced practice. We always represent those whose ambitions and projects intersect with our own passions, and in turn connect them to those who best interpret and multiply their messages. What remains constant is our conviction for inspiring and facilitating conversations about individuals and institutions doing remarkable things.
Swiss Architecture Museum
The S AM Swiss Architecture Museum is the leading institution dealing with issues of contemporary architecture in Switzerland. S AM specialises in temporary exhibitions. With an average of four exhibitions each year, around the museum’s key programme elements "interdisciplinarity" and "history and the present", S AM appeals to professionals (architects, engineers and planners), but also, primarily, to the broader public with an interest in architecture. The exhibitions are supplemented by means of guided tours, podium discussions, talks, conferences, workshops, work presentations, accompanying publications from the S AM series and similar. In addition to the exhibitions, S AM also operates as a specialist platform for exchange and networking.
Prishtina Architecture Week
PAW aims to promote critical thinking, empower the role of young professionals, raise awareness among the general public, and enhance the dialogue and cooperation between local and international architecture, planning and the design community. It seeks to reactivate and reprogram neglected public buildings and spaces, proposing new scenarios for their future use, create adequate spaces for young unrepresented artists and groups, and broaden the capacity of local professionals and students of arts and architecture. It is also responsible for promoting and conserving the architecture and urban heritage of Kosovo.
Forecast is an international platform for knowledge transfer that gives talents from all over the world the opportunity to work in tandem with renowned mentors toward bringing their own projects to fruition and presenting them to the public. In a worldwide call for proposals, Forecast draws applicants of various disciplines and backgrounds who wish to discuss their proposals at the Forecast Forum and, if chosen, to further develop, realize and showcase them at the Forecast Festival in Berlin. Forecast is a project of Skills e. V. in cooperation with Haus der Kulturen der Welt. It is supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Set up in 1956 as a Portuguese foundation for all of humanity, designed to foster knowledge and improve the quality of life of people through the arts, charity, science and education. Established by the last will and testament of Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian, the Foundation is endowed with a perpetual status and conducts its operations from its headquarters in Lisbon (Portugal) and its delegations in Paris (France) and London (United Kingdom).
Museum of Architecture and Design
MAO preserves and archives works from prominent architects and designers of the 20th and 21st centuries, constituting a rich history of creative ideas, vision and production. MAO organizes and shares this seemingly unlimited source of inspiration and exploration of architecture and design through its many compelling exhibitions and publications and its diverse programme, which is aimed at a broad circle of visitors. At the same time it is opening itself up as a space intended for everyone who wishes to research, study, and learn more about how we inhabit our living space, how we organize it, change it, design it, mark it, and make it our own. In this way, MAO serves as a dynamic forum for the exchange of ideas, knowledge and dialogue for and among a wide range of visitors. Since 1972, the museum has organized the Biennial of Design (BIO), the oldest European design biennial, which enjoys a tradition spanning a full 50 years, with a strong international presence and positioning. BIO enjoys and cultivates strong connections with businesses, local, institutional and government partners, sponsors, supporters and more.