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Open Call for Ideas: Future Architecture Platform

Slovenia Architecture News - Dec 10, 2015 - 15:16   7589 views

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Future Architecture is the first pan-European platform of architecture museums, festivals and producers, bringing ideas on the future of cities and architecture closer to the wider public. The Future Architecture platform wants to introduce and celebrate innovation, experimentation and the ideas of a generation that will design the architecture and build Europe’s cities in the years to come. It will promote European innovation, architecture, culture, knowledge and social capital through a single common platform. 

Architecture is prone to envisioning compelling futures. Opening up a broad discussion, 14 European organisations ↓ have joined forces to create a platform that is looking for visions from individuals and collectives to rethink the future of architecture in Europe. The Future Architecture platform is launching an open call for ideas. In order to communicate the social, environmental, economic and design potentials of architecture to the widest possible audiences across Europe, we are looking for aspiring individuals from various disciplines to present and apply new ideas both on architecture today and what we should expect in the near future.

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The call is open not only to architects but also to urban planners, curators, landscape architects, designers, artists, filmmakers and any other emerging professionals who think, explore, engage and shape our living environment. The Future Architecture platform is looking for aspiring individuals from various disciplines to present and apply new ideas both on the architecture of today and what should expect of architecture in the near future. 

The platform builds on the social mission of European architecture as a fundamental cultural force that has the potential to improve our quality of life. Join us to rethink and envision architecture as a human-centred activity, one that has the transformative potential to address and solve problems that extend far beyond building.

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Applications are due December 20, 2016.

Application requirements:

-Individuals must be under 40 years of age as of the first day of the open call

-Individuals must submit documented professional achievements (works, commissions, exhibitions, publications, reviews, grants, awards)

-Most recent work cannot be older than two years

-Work cannot have been widely recognised or established by critics, curators, or producers

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By 20 January 2016 platform institution members and the general public will select applicants on the basis of their ideas from various creative disciplines. These will help build new and engaging visions and nurture relationships between architecture and, in this case, the Future Architecture platform’s network of museums and festivals. The selected applicants will be invited to participate at the Future Architecture kick-off conference on 18–20 February 2016 at Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO), Ljubljana, where they will be invited to pitch their idea, present their vision for a future architecture.

From the pitch of ideas, Future Architecture Platform will select a limited number of participants to become a part of the Future Architecture programme of exhibitions, conferences, lectures and workshops that will run between 1 March and 31 October 2016 across Europe.

The platform will cover the travel and accommodation costs within Europe of the selected participants for the kick-off conference. Platform members will cover travel and accommodation costs within Europe, and provide an honorarium for those makers and creators who are selected to participate in the platform programme.

Please click here to apply

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