Future Architecture Closing Festival: Breaking Down the Walls

20 Sep - 30 Sep 2017
Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO), Ljubljana, SI
Ljubljana, Slovenia

The emerging generation of the most talented architects and urban planners is breaking down walls: not only built walls, but also imaginary, professional, and ideological walls. For them, architecture is not necessarily an activity whose sole purpose is construction, but rather a field for intellectual research. Their ideas presented in the Future Architecture platform over the course of the past two years reflect their critical approach and determination to address the most pressing problems of our times. For them, architecture is a way of thinking, seeing, analyzing, and changing the world we work in. The Future Architecture Closing Festival will bring together Europe's architects, designers, creative individuals, and curators with their most powerful ideas for the future. There will be film screenings, exhibitions, conferences, workshops, and discussions. Featuring among the most interesting events will be the conference Faraway, So Close, in which the designers and architects participating in this year's Bienial of Design (BIO 25) will present their work. A series of lectures presenting new research on the importance of Jože Plečnik's architecture for the future will be held to mark Plečnik Year.