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Revisiting Future Architecture Collections

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14 Oct - 11 Dec 2021
Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Lisbon, PT
Palácio Sinel de Cordes, Lisbon, Portugal

The collections of different museums that are members of the Future Architecture Platform are the starting point for a new architecture exhibition to be hosted at Sinel de Cordes Palace, from where Lisbon Architecture Triennale operates.

Photo credits: Handle with Care: Tales of the Invisible exhibition, 2020 © Hugo David/Trienal de Lisboa 


The collections of different museums that are members of the Future Architecture Platform are the starting point for a new architecture exhibition to be hosted at Sinel de Cordes Palace, from where Lisbon Architecture Triennale operates.

For this second iteration of the idea that, even if not formally constituted, a vast collection composed by the theoretical aggregation of the different museum collections from the members of the platform actually exists, although only fictionally named the Future Architecture Collection, a renewed look upon architecture archives takes place.

Commissioned and produced by the Lisbon Triennale, the exhibition will be curated by an emergent author from 2021’s call. With the same selection process, we will commission an exhibition designer that will create the scenography that will host selected works from one or more collections from the members of Future Architecture platform that actually have one, such as the Museum of Architecture and Design in Ljubljana, MAXXI National Museum of 21st Century Arts, Rome), the Estonian Museum of Architecture, S AM, Gulbenkian Foundation, Museum of Architecture in Wroclaw, or the Royal Academy of Arts in London. 

The exhibition intends, on one hand, to generate a fresh and more comprehensive narrative based on a diversity of content as part of a larger project questioning architecture collections in general, and on the other hand to highlight the potential of the Future Architecture Members’ archives. Through a new curatorial proposal, our goal is to promote stronger evidence of the possibility of collaboration among Platform Members through the activity and creativity of the selected emergents. 

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