Creative Exchange 2020
The two-day event at the Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO) in Ljubljana represents the central gathering of the Future Architecture platform. The conference with 25 selected Future Architecture 2020 Call for Ideas applicants and invited guests is one of the most insightful annual gatherings around European architecture and showcases ideas and trends for the future development of the profession.
The Focus Talks feature invited guests, keynote speakers who run well-established practices today but develop them in a constant search for alternative architectural tools and strategies. The guests of the Focus Talks in 2020 will be Mariana Pestana, architect and curator of the 2020 Istanbul Design Biennial, Marina Otero Verzier, architect and director of research at the Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam, Léa-Catherine Szacka, an architect, historian and critic, author of Biennials / Triennials Conversations on the Geography of Itinerant Display, Thomas Geisler, design curator and cultural producer, curator of the 26th Biennial of Design, BIO 26 – Common Knowledge and James Taylor-Foster, chair of Future Architecture Advisory Board and curator of Contemporary Architecture and Design at ArkDes.
Running in parallel, the Future Architecture Fair will provide a forum for architects and architecture offices, institutions, producers, curators, and other professionals.
Wednesday, 12. February 2020
|09:00 – 09:45||Registration + refreshments|
|09:45 – 10:00||Welcome|
Director of MAO
Future Architecture platform leader
|10:00 – 19:00||Future Architecture Fair|
2020 MATCHMAKING CONFERENCE / 2020 Future Architecture Fellows
|10:00 – 10:10||pais(vi)agem, pais(vi)agem, Barcelona (E)|
|10:10 – 10:20||Mapping the Margins, TiriLab, Morfi, Thesprotias (GR)|
|10:20 – 10:30||Agro Commune, Office of Human Resources, New York (USA)|
|10:30 – 10:40||35 Meridians of Radical Rituals, Forty-Five Degrees, Berlin (D)|
|10:40 – 10:50 ||Institute for linear Research, Institute for Linear Research, Triesen (FL)|
|10:50 – 11:05||Discussion|
moderated by Saimir Kristo / Tirana Architecture Week
|11:05 – 11:20||Refreshments|
|11:20 – 11:30||Poetics for the Uncertain, Constantinos Marcou, Larnaca (CY)|
|11:30 – 11:40||Future Histories, Will Jennings, London (GB)|
|11:40 – 11:50||Drowned in Neretva River, Un-war space lab, Mostar (BiH)|
|11:50 – 12:00||Diasporic Ties, Grégoire Deberdt, Paris (F)|
|12:00 – 12:10||Apartment Biographies, Sonja Lakić, Banja Luka (BiH)|
|12:10 – 12:25||Discussion|
moderated by Irena Lehkoživová / VI PER Gallery Prague
|12:25 – 14:00||Lunch|
|Architecture as cultural Production|
|14:00 – 14:10||Biblioteca Abierta (Free library), Proyecto Colectivo, Baltimore (USA)|
|14:10 – 14:20||Mies. TV: Architecture Backstage, Mies. TV, Vienna (A)|
|14:20 – 14:30||From dismissed building to open spaces, Amigdala, Modena (I)|
|14:30 – 14:40 ||Ways of Treating Buildings In Order to See Them, Agustin Schang, Brooklyn (USA)|
|14:40 – 14:50||Unfolding Pavilion, D. T. Munteanu, D. T. Ferrando, S. Favargiotti, Trento (I)|
|14:50 – 15:05||Discussion|
moderated by Manuel Henriques / Lisbon Architecture Triennale
|15:05 – 15:20||Refreshments|
|15:20 – 15:30||Learning from Films, Renzo Sgolacchia, Rotterdam (NL)|
|15:30 – 15:40||Architecture of Shame, Architecture of Shame, Matera (I)|
|15:40 – 15:50||Recycling Utopia, Goda Verikaite, Rotterdam (NL)|
|15:50 – 16:00||The Distributed Cooperative, TEN Studio & Alexis Kalagas, (AU)|
|16:00 – 16:10||Manifesto for unexpected architectures, D. Sologuren, B. Downey, Lausanne (CH)|
|16:10 – 16:25||Discussion|
moderated by Julija Reklaite / Architekturos fondas Vilnius
|16:25 – 16:40||Refreshments|
|16:40 – 16:50||ACAN, Architects Climate Action Network, London (GB)|
|16:50 – 17:00||Collective Intelligence in City Design, CIVIS, Cambridge (USA)|
|17:00 – 17:10||An Anticipatory Theory of Ruin Ecology, Jason Rhys Parry, Lafayette (USA)|
|17:10 – 17:20||Critical Practice, Critical Practice, London (GB)|
|17:20 – 17:35||Discussion|
moderated by Pippo Ciorra / MAXXI Rome
|17:35 - 18:05||Annual Reflections Summary|
Marina Otero Verzier
Architect, Director of Research at Het Nieuwe Instituut
|18:05 – ||Food + Drinks + Matchmaking|
2020 FUTURE ARCHITECTURE FAIR
|19:00 – 21:00|| Pitch Cocktails of the Future Architecture Fair|
Thursday, 13. February 2020
|09:00 - 10:00 ||Registration + refreshments|
2020 MATCHMAKING CONFERENCE / 2020 Future Architecture programme
|Conferences, Lecture Series & Publishing|
|10:00 – 10:10||All the Beauties of the Cities|
VI PER Gallery, Prague (CZ)
|10:10 – 10:20||Building Narratives|
Architektūros fondas, Vilnius (LT)
|10:20 – 10:30||Urban Talks|
BINA Belgrade International Architecture Week, Belgrade (SRB)
|10:30 – 10:40||The Open Bookshelf: Future Architecture Library|
dpr-barcelona, Barcelona (E)
|10:40 - 11:00||Refreshments|
|Workshops & Summer Schools|
|11:00 – 11:10||In Practice: Architecture education for the Future|
MAO, Ljubljana (SLO)
|11:10 – 11:20 ||MAXXI Architecture Film Summer School|
MAXXI, Rome (I)
|11:20 – 11:30||Design Biotop 2020: Systemic Approach in Design|
Design Biotop, Ljubljana (SLO)
|11:30 – 11:40||OAT Autumn Programme|
Oslo Architecture Triennale, Oslo (N)
|11:40 – 11:50||Future Architecture Summer School|
KAF, Prishtina (RKS)
|11:50 - 12:10||Refreshments|
|12:10 – 12:20||Staged Nature|
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon (P)
|12:20 – 12:30||The Publishing School: Publishing Acts I-II-III|
DAI-SAI Pula (HR)
|12:30 – 12:40||Tirana Architecture Week 2020: Catalysts of Change|
Polis University, Tirana (AL)
|12:40 – 12:50||Living in the Country, Reinventing the Non-Urban Condition|
HDA, Graz (A)
|12:50 – 13:00||Future Architecture Collection|
Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Lisbon (P)
|Meet the New Members|
|13:00 – 13.15||Theatrum Mundi, Paris (F), London (GB)|
|13:15 – 13.30||BETA, Timișoara Architecture Biennial, Timișoara (R)|
|13:30 – 16:00||Lunch + Matchmaking|
|14:30 – 15:30||BIO. 26, Common Knowledge|
exhibition guided tour by curator Thomas Geisler
2020 FOCUS TALKS
|16:00 – 16:20||James Taylor-Foster|
Chair of Future Architecture Advisory Board
Curator of Contemporary Architecture and Design (ArkDes)
|16:20 – 16:50||Léa-Catherine Szacka|
Lecturer in Architectural Studies at MARG, University of Manchester
Author of Biennials/Triennials
|16:50 – 17:20||Thomas Geisler|
Design curator and cultural producer
Director of Kunsgewerbemuseum Dresden
Curator of BIO 26 Common Knowledge
|17:20 - 17:30||Refreshments|
|17:30 – 18:00||Marina Otero Verzier|
Director of Research at Het Nieuwe Instituut
|18:00 – 18:30||Mariana Pestana|
Architect and curator
Co-founder of the Decorators
Curator of the 5th Istanbul Design Biennial in 2020
|18:30 – 19:30||Discussion|
Léa-Catherine Szacka, Thomas Geisler, Marina Otero Verzier, Mariana Pestana with James Taylor-Foster
|21:00 –||Food + Drinks + Matchmaking|
Slovenski etnografski muzej
Metelkova ulica 2, 1000 Ljubljana
Save the date and don’t miss your chance to be part of Future Architecture platform!
The event is admission free, you are welcomed to join us at any point of the event without registration.
The official schedule for the event available for download: Future Architecture_CEx2020_schedule.pdf
For more information about possible engagement please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Collective Intelligence in City Design
An open-sourced citizen engagement platform for the practice of architectural and urban design
Ways of Treating Buildings In Order to See Them
How can architecture help activate spaces, history, and communities through a variety of formats, programs, planning, and cultural production infiltration?
35 Meridians of Radical Rituals
Ongoing research on the inventiveness of everyday life, new hybrid vernaculars and communal space-making in Europe.
An agro-industrial prototype imagines the post-capitalist future for smallholder farmers
From dismissed building to open spaces
A methodological approach to experiment new ideas and new images for the abandoned buildings.
The Distributed Cooperative
Our project reimagines how a mixed-use cooperative housing development could be conceived at a neighborhood scale.
Learning from Films
Engaging architects in filmmaking practices to deal with complex urban realities
A series of conversations with European practitioners who challenge the way we design today
Institute for linear Research
An open platform researching contemporary landscapes by walking on a straight line around the globe
Architecture of Shame
Architecture of Shame investigates relationships between architecture and shame as a tool to understand contemporary European identities from a bottom up perspective
Guerrilla curating as a way to question the relationship between architecture, society and the city.
Manifesto for unexpected architectures
Micro architecture projects which explore alternative time-space relationships
Apartment Biographies: a travelogue; a book; an architectural (hi)story.
Intimate residing experiences: notes on social upheaval, freedom, power and demographic change.
Mies. TV: Architecture Backstage
Sharing stories from the world of architecture, reaching people within and beyond the common discourse.
An Anticipatory Theory of Ruin Ecology
In an age where ruined buildings are becoming unlikely refuges for endangered species, architects should begin designing buildings with an eye towards their future existence as hotspots for biodiversity.
ACAN is a network of individuals within architecture who are taking action to address climate and ecological breakdown.
Tourism as a booster for both natural and urban landscapes regeneration: are we dreaming?
A series of occasionally intersecting future histories, looking back at where it all went right / all went wrong / all could have been different, using the work of six emergent creatives to explore our current near-future through the lens of environment, social cohesivity and urgency of response.
POETICS FOR THE UNCERTAIN
From Aristotle’s Poetics to Nicolas Bourriaud’s “relational aesthetics”, the Architectural image and the act of drawing as a process can create a threshold between the “real” and the “imaginary” in which knowledge, interaction and problematics of a specific context, play an important role.
Drowned in Neretva River
Exploring spatial, ecological, political and material formations of post-war landscape system of the Neretva river
Biblioteca Abierta (Free library)
This project aims to create libraries without buildings, just through the performative action of build.
An investigation of the spatial manifestations of the ties of the diaspora with the city of Pristina.
4. Dec 2019
Save the Date for 2020 Creative Exchange
Future Architecture 2020 Creative Exchange will take place 12. - 13. February 2020 at the Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO) in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
During the successful 2020 Creative Exchange, Marina Otero Verzier, architect and director of research at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam, reflected on the applications from the Future Architecture 2020 Call for Ideas and shared her view on the future of architecture. We are delighted to announce the Annual Reflection Summary by Otero Verzier. Be inspired by her fresh and thought-provoking ...
2020 Creative Exchange, 12. - 13. February @ MAO Ljubljana
Focus Talks address some of the most pressing issues in the profession and engages with various aspects of the current state of architecture in Europe and beyond. As part of the 2020 Creative Exchange, the topic of this year's Focus Talks is Curatorial in Architecture presented from the perspective of different ...
2020 Creative Exchange, 12. - 13. February @ MAO Ljubljana
We are delighted to announce 15 selected participants from all over Europe and beyond to take part in the Future Architecture Fair 2020. Running in parallel to the Creative Exchange 2020, this year on the Fair we will have the opportunity to explore various interesting projects and engage in discussions with a ...
12. - 13. February 2020
Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO) Ljubljana