Critical Distance is an international conference series, the first edition of which was launched 2011–2013. This series of five conferences comes as a response to the growing lack of critical distance on contemporary architecture versus the ongoing critical distance between architecture and the public. Each conference includes a lecture by an architect or group of architects and is followed by a dialogue with an architecture critic/curator and is open to the public. The third cycle of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale (2017–2019) will focus on a younger generation of architects. In October 2017 a Critical Distance Conference with three main speakers selected from among the Future Architecture platform call for emerging creatives will be organised. The selected emerging authors will have the opportunity to present their ideas to some 800 people, as well as to general and professional audiences around the world.