Architecture After the Future

Rethinking Architectural Project in the Futureless World

Architecture After the Future

Rethinking Architectural Project in the Futureless World
The real question is how architecture as a discipline can adapt to the global crisis of the future.
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According to social theorists such as Marc Augé or Franco Bifo Berardi, we live in an age characterized by the collapse of the very idea of the future: in the last decades of the 20th century, with the repeated economic crisis, the discouraging Reports to the Club of Rome, and the seemingly definite collapse of the socialist project, our believe in the future was irreparably shattered. Taking into account that in its conventional sense architectural project is always a project of the future, the described situation must have had profound consequences for architecture as a discipline. This is why any reflection on future architecture should start from an analysis of the spontaneous architectural responses to the implosion of the future in contemporary society. Architecture After the Future is a curatorial project that features a couple of contemporary European offices and practices standing exemplary for different tendencies in dealing with the crisis of the future in architecture.

Strategy 1
Raumlabor, Monuments, 2013

Strategy 2
Lacaton & Vassal, FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkerque, 2013

Strategy 3
Vincent Callebaut, Lilypad. A Floating Ecopolis for Climate Refugees, 2008

Strategy 4
DOGMA, A Simple Heart, 2011

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Ana Jeinić
Ana Jeinić is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Architectural Theory, Art History and Cultural Studies in Graz, where she was also an Assistant Professor from 2010 until 2015. She studied architecture and philosophy in Graz and was a guest scholar at IUAV in Venice and TU Delft. She is the co-editor and co-author of the book Is There (Anti)Neoliberal Architecture? Her research focuses on the relationship between architectural concepts and political strategies in the era of neoliberalism.

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