Future Architecture Platform
The exhibition and lectures at the MAXXI Rome will be organised in collaboration with the YAP MAXXI programme for young architects.
It will showcase a selection of 5 research projects from all over the world, differing in scale and scope as well as representational techniques, to provide the visitors with an overview of the future architecture. MAXXI chose to relate to the Future Architecture Platform project with its consolidated strategy of promoting young talents, presenting the artworks of five of the 24 finalist groups in the exhibition and offering five more studios the opportunity to personally present the research they have been carrying out in a series of talks, which will take place in the piazza of the Museum during summer.
Through their exhibited projects, Future Architecture Platform selected participants thus help us understand, how architecture may play a role in our future societies thanks to innovative solutions in the field of technology, social space in the relationship between architecture and its users, as well as in the very same idea of construction and cooperation.
The exhibition features works from the following selected artists: Esen Gökçe Özdamar, Ahmet Bal, Şermin Şentürk, Murat Ateş (Turkey), Plan Común (Chile), Jack Self (United Kingdom), urbz (India), Lavinia Scaletti (united Kingdom).
During the exhibition a series of 10 Pecha Kucha-style lectures will take place, alternating 5 theoretical projects and 5 architectural design to present a wide ranging selection of research projects from all around the world. First will be held on June 23 at 9pm and the second on July 7 at 9pm at stage of the MAXXI Temporary School outdoor installation, designed by PARASITE.
The artists participating in the lectures are Esen Gökçe Özdamar, Ahmet Bal, Şermin Şentürk, Murat Ateş (Turkey), Ana Jeinić (Austria), Plan Común (Chile), CNTXT Studio (United Kingdom), Jack Self (United Kingdom), Guerilla Architects (Germany), urbz (India), Miloš Kosec (Slovenia), Lavinia Scaletti (United Kingdom), Léopold Lambert (France).
Read the selected ideas: Bioplarch | The Ingot | No Future | ZIP City: Houseless Not Homeless | Architecture After The Future | Common Places | Landscapes For The Anthropocene | Guerilla Architects | Ruincarnations | Weaponized Architecture
Architecture After the Future
The real question is how architecture as a discipline can adapt to the global crisis of the future.
We as architects do not think that one must build big to create large value.
ZIP City: Houseless Not Homeless
An urban programme exploring a new way of living in cities without a house and redefining the concepts of ownership, sharing and home.
Creating possibilities of post-functional architecture through mainstream reuse of ruins and decaying structures.
De-mercantilized, political and strategic projects for the public and society at large.
Landscapes for the Anthropocene
We, humans, have become a geologic force of change, but we struggle to grasp the consequences of that. These projects investigate potential dialogues mediating networks of humans and non-humans.
Architectural practice must leave the future behind and instead seize the present.
Future architecture should understand its inherent violence and and appropriate it in resistive political formations.