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Future Architecture Library

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1 Mar - 31 Oct 2021
dpr-barcelona, Barcelona, ES
Barcelona, Spain / Online

The Future Architecture Library is an open digital platform to promote editorial production and cooperation activities between FA platform members. Along the coming 2021 cycle the activities of the FA library will support the work of 27 emergent creatives and will include two publications, one co-production, and a virtual book fair:

The Future Architecture Library is an open digital platform made to promote editorial production and cooperation activities between FA platform members. Throughout the coming 2021 cycle, the activities of the FA library will support the work of 23 emergent creatives and will include two publications, one co-production, and a virtual book fair:

Publication: Landscapes of Care

Following the space of debate we opened at Future Architecture Rooms, for this cycle, our first publication will constitute a meaningful discussion about the inclusiveness of FA’s cultural activities and how the projects submitted by emergent creatives reflect the diversity of the EU in particular and the world in general.

For this purpose, we will give in the role of editors to new voices coming from emerging creatives. We will rely on the FA Open Call to encourage applications of editors from under-represented groups in the landscape of critical thinking (Black, Latino, Asian, LGBT ). The editor(s) will have the task of critically reflecting on the nature of FA’s cultural projects and the work of 14 selected emergent creatives from the FA Open Call, under the optics of transversality and inclusiveness in times of pandemic challenges, politically promoted polarisation and emerging far-right rethorics. Taking care of multiculturalism is key to strengthening cohesive and reflective communities, to foster conviviality through dialogue, and to promoting social inclusion for all people, regardless of their background.

In this EU scenario, Landscapes of Care will constitute a self-reflective work of Future Architecture’s actions towards inclusive contemporary societies.

Publication: September 2021. Emergent creatives supported: 15.

Publication: Borders of Care. FINAL_FINAL. Writing Grant

Open Call and selection of a young writer who will produce a book with a short fictional story (12000 to 15000 words) featuring the work of eight emergent creatives responding to the 2021 FA platform Open Call. Rather than a descriptive oeuvre, the book will develop new stories and fictions through an original narrative connecting the work of the selected creatives. The book will be the third instalment of a collection of new creative exercises narrating architecture, addressed to a wider public beyond the conventional limits of the discipline. For this edition, the selected creative is Carlos Lanuza Jarquín with the proposal “Borders of Care”.

Publication: October 2021. Emergent creatives supported: 8.

Publication: Coproductions with FA members

Joint efforts with Mies Foundation to co-produce the YTAA 2020 publication which aims to support the talent of recently graduated young Architects, Urban Planners and Landscape Architects who are also eligible as Future Architecture platform fellows.

Event: Transnational Architecture Book Fair

An initiative by dpr-barcelona seeking to establish a space for celebrating the international architecture publishing landscape. The celebration is also a space of reflection of the kind of books we as architects consider relevant and a timely occasion to ask ourselves: How do we publish and for whom? Who has access to knowledge and why? Who are the custodians of this knowledge?

Chiara Dorbolò has been selected among the emergent creative profiles to make a curated selection of the latest relevant publications in architecture. Featuring publications from key architecture and design publishing houses, new outcomes by FA members, and outstanding editorial initiatives by emergent creatives and FA alumni. With this purpose the fair will be a virtual space for book discovery and purchase, coupled with some live streams linked to FA rooms website and dpr-barcelona YouTube channel.

Dates: October 5th -9th 2021

Emergent creatives supported: 1 directly and a number to be confirmed indirectly.

Enter ROOM 14

Enter ROOM What Do Landscapes Say?

Enter ROOM Borders of care

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