An Alternative Future
The conference by Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian will include a lecture by a renowned architect/artist, presentations from five emerging creative practitioners selected from the Call for Ideas, and a dialogue with critics and curators (max 3), all followed by an open debate with the audience. The participants in the conference will share their explorations of new concepts of art and architecture related to future challenges in the light of cross-disciplinary thinking related to dialogues between East and West with a specific focus on the Middle East and the conflict there. Those candidates selected will have the opportunity to present their ideas to experienced practitioners and to both a professional audience ad the general public alike. A poster presentation will complement the conference, displaying some of these new solutions and attempts at such, pilot projects and ideas addressing ongoing societal problems.