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At the Matchmaking Conference 2017 at the Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO) in Ljubljana, 25 Future Architecture participants presented their concepts, ideas and dilemmas related to contemporary challenges in architecture, together with philosopher Slavoj Žižek, while the conference also saw the launch of its publishing platform archifutures.org. Photos from Day 1 and Day 2.
MATCHMAKING CONFERENCE 2017
Following the call for ideas that generated 337 ideas by 594 authors from 56 countries all over the world, 25 candidates selected by the platform members, Future Architecture alumni and the public will appear at the Matchmaking Conference (16-18 FEB at MAO). The conference will also feature lectures from notable figures in the field of architecture and urban planning. Conference will be kicked-off by Anna Ramos (Mies van der Rohe Foundation) and Hughes Becquart (European Commission – Directorate General for Education and Culture), who will be the first to present to the public, at MAO, the five finalists of the EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2017.
SELECTED PARTICIPANTS ANNOUNCED
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. Members of the platform have, together with Future Architecture alumni and general public, selected 25 creatives, who will participate at the Future Architecture Matchmaking Conference that takes place February 16–18, 2016 at the Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO) in Ljubljana.
Selected Participants 2017.zip
selected participants announced.pdf
FIRST YEAR OF FUTURE ARCHITECTURE & ARCHIFUTURES VOL. 1: THE MUSEUM
The platform promoted an emerging generation of creatives through a vibrant programme of 5 exhibitions, 7 conferences, 57 lectures, 10 workshops, a summer school, and an upcoming book series. The proposals of the Call for Ideas now constitute an online repository.
Edited and designed by &beyond and published by dpr-barcelona, the book is the first part of a three-volume field guide to the future of architecture. It includes thought pieces, essays, interviews, and discussions – in both words and pictures.
Future Architecture Ends its First Year_Archifutures_Vol_1.pdf
COMMON PLACES EXHIBITION AT MAO
MAO presents Common Places, a commissioned project by Chilean-French architecture office Plan Común and the Portuguese landscape architect Tiago Torres-Campos. Common Places is a series of brick constructions located in Nove Fužine, a part of Ljubljana where MAO is situated.
MATCHMAKING CONFERENCE 18 - 20 FEB
The Matchmaking Conference will present a variety of topics and ideas on the future of architecture that have been collected through the platform’s Call for Ideas. Based on their visions the selected creatives will be matched with the 14 members of the platform to create the upcoming programme of events.
VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE IDEA
The Future Architecture Call for Ideas has received just under 300 ideas from 39 countries all over the world. Check them out and vote for your favourites! Save the date for the Matchmaking Conference on 18 - 20 February in MAO!
CALL FOR IDEAS 2016
Opening up a broad discussion on architecture, 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. The Future Architecture platform is launching an open call for ideas.