Matchmaking Conference 2017

#Matchmaking Conference
16 Feb - 18 Feb 2017
MAO Museum of Architecture and Design, Ljubljana, SI
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Following the call for ideas that generated 337 ideas by 594 authors from 56 countries all over the world, 25 candidates selected by the platform members, Future Architecture alumni and the public will appear at the Matchmaking Conference. They will meet with the 18 platform members, where they will personally present and pitch their ideas and visions to both the platform members and the general public. Based on their presentation of ideas, interests and views on architecture, the candidates will be matched with members of the platform and become a part of the Future Architecture platform program taking place all around Europe. 

The first two days of the Matchmaking Conference will be open to public. Free admission. Applications to are required. Please state the day(s) you wish to attend.

Thursday, 16 FEB

12.30 - 14.30
13.00 - 14.00
Presentation of the 5 Finalists of EU Mies Award 2017
Anna Ramos, Mies van der Rohe Foundation, Barcelona
Hughes Becquart, European Comission, DG Education and Culture
Matevž Čelik, MAO
Future Architecture Matchmaking Conference Introduction
14.30 - 14.40
Matevž Čelik, MAO
14.40 - 14.50
Hughes Becquart, European Comission, DG Education and Culture
Learning from Future Architecture (moderated by Matevž Čelik, MAO)
14.50 - 15.10
The European Dream
Guerilla Architects, Berlin / London
15.10 - 15.30
Air Profit and Dwell 
Estrela Neves, Porto
15.30 - 15.50
I would prefer not to
Miloš Kosec, Ljubljana / London
15.50 - 16.10
Publishing a Post-Colonial Magazine 
Léopold Lambert, Paris
16.10 - 16.30
Reading New Models (moderated by Silke Neumann, Bureau N)
16.30 - 17.00
Archifutures - a new publishing model
Ethel Baraona, Cesar Reyes, dpr-Barcelona, Sophie Lovell, &beyond
17.00 - 17.30
Design and architecture audience 
Nick Axel, deputy editor e-flux Architecture
17.30 - 18.00
The EU Mies Award and the Atlas of Contemporary Architecture
Anna Ramos, Mies van der Rohe Foundation, Barcelona
18.00 - 18.45
Discussion: Ethel Baraona, Cesar Reyes, Sophie Lovell, Anna Ramos, Matevž Čelik

Friday, 17 FEB

9.00 - 9.30
9.30 - 9.45
Boštjan Vuga, MAO, Chairman of the Board
9.45 - 10.30
Future Architecture Special Guest
10.30 - 11.00
11.00 - 11.15
Treatments for Disorders
11.15 - 11.30
The Architecture (an Archaeology) of a Post—Nation
 Office And Synonyms, Eindhoven 
11.30 - 11.45
José Tomás Pérez Valle, Santiago de Chile
11.45 - 12.00
Assembling Narratives
Danai Toursoglou Papalexandridou, Thessaloniki
12.00 - 12.15
Return to Zion
Lucia Tahan, Madrid
12.15 - 12.30
Humid Europe
Giuditta Vendrame, Eindhoven
12.30 - 12.45
Office of Displaced Designers (ODD)
Office of Displaced Designers, Mytilene, Lesvos
12.45 - 13.00
Modulor,s Bastard Children
GAS – Grupo Arquitecture Subalterna, Madrid / London
13.00 - 14.15
Lunch Break
Ready for Reuse
14.15 - 14.30
Urban Homework for Europe
Adriana Pablos Llona, Madrid 
14.30 - 14.45
Dissolving Futures
Paul Landon, Montreal / Helsinki 
14.45 - 15.00
Hidden Architecture
Alberto Martinez Garcia, Hector Rivera Bajo, Madrid / New York
15.00 - 15.15
Activate Modern Ruins
Dimitris Grozopoulos, Effie Kasimati, Fani Kostourou, London
15.15 - 15.30
City Patch
Studio NO, Wrocław 
15.30 - 15.45
Archipelago Lab
Pedro Pitarch, Madrid
15.45 - 16.00
Culture Territories
Culture Territories Association, Warsaw
16.00 - 16.15
New Models, New Strategies
16.15 - 16.30
Proxima Utopia
Selim Projects, Helsinki  
16.30 - 16.45
Space in Time
BNGRT, Karlsruhe
16.45 - 17.00
Designing a Curriculum
Marija Marić and Damjan Kokalevski, Zurich
17.00 - 17.15
Urban Arcadia
 FAKT, Berlin
17.15 - 17.30
Fair Building
Institute of Design Kielce, Kielce
17.30 - 17.45
The Invisible Blanket
SibilaSoon, Vienna
17.45 - 18.30
Closing Discussion

Saturday18 FEB
The third day of the event is closed for public.

We reserve the right to change the programme!

Selected participants: Adriana Pablos Llona (Spain) with Urban homework for Europe I Alberto Martinez Garcia, Hector Rivera Bajo (Spain) with Hidden Architecture I Bika Rebek, Matt Choot (Austria) with The Invisible Blanket I Culture Territories Association (Łukasz Pałczyński, Agnieszka Kołacińska, Jakub Andrzejewski, Hania Raniszewska, Natalia Kobylińska, Adrian Krężlik) (Poland) with Culture Territories I DRRlab (Shareen Elnaschie, Kimberly Pelkofsky) (UK) with Office of Displaced Designers (ODD) I Dimitris Grozopoulos, Effie Kasimati, Fani Kostourou (UK) with Activate Modern Ruins! I Dominika Janicka (Poland) with Fair Building I FAKT (Germany) with Urban Arcadia I Florian Bengert (Germany) with Space in Time I Giuditta Vendrame (The Netherlands) with Humid Europe I Grupo De Arquitectura Subalterna (Spain) with Modulor´s Bastard Children I Jasmina Cibic (Slovenia / UK) with Spielraum I José Tomás Pérez Valle (Chile) with No-Man's-Land I Lucia Tahan (Spain) with Return to Zion I Marija Marić, Damjan Kokalevski (Switzerland) with Designing a Curriculum I Mika Savela and Henrik Drufva (Finland) with Proxima Utopia I Miloš Kosec (Slovenia / UK) with I Would Prefer Not to I Paul Landon (Canada) with Dissolving Futures I Pedro Pitarch (Spain) with Archipelago Lab I Studio NO (Magda Szwajcowska, Michał Majewski) (Poland) with City Patch I Filipe Estrela & Sara Neves (Portugal) with Air Profit and Dwell I Guerilla Architects (UK) with The European Dream I Léopold Lambert (France) with Publishing a Post-Colonial Magazine I Paolo Patelli (The Netherlands) with The Architecture (an Archaeology) of a Post—Nation I Danai Toursoglou Papalexandridou (Greece) with Assembling Narratives

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