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Celine Baumann

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EN/ Céline Baumann is a French landscape architect based in Switzerland. She studied at the Akademie van Bouwkunst in Amsterdam and the Ecole du Paysage de Versailles, completing a master of landscape architecture cum laude in 2010. She has collaborated with the offices Inside-Outside / Petra Blaisse in Amsterdam, atelier le balto and Topotek 1 in Berlin before to start her own studio in Basel. Over the years, she has worked in a variety of contexts, reflecting her personal interest in international exchange and cross-cultural environments. She aims through an intersectional lens to create dynamic open spaces, informed by the…

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Jeffrey Shumaker

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EN/ Jeffrey Shumaker, AICP, Assoc. AIA, has been working at the intersection of architecture and city planning for more than twenty years, in both the public and private sectors, with a particular focus on the design and programming of the public realm. Most recently Jeffrey served as the Director of Urban Planning and Design for KPF, a global architecture and planning practice based in NYC, working on projects in China, Australia, Europe, and the Americas. Before that, Jeffrey served as the Chief Urban Designer for NYC, joining the Department of City Planning (DCP) in 2007 under then Commissioner Amanda Burden…

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Dezeen Awards 2019 Longlist revealed

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An art gallery built into a sand dune, Europe’s first underwater restaurant, a bunker-like apartment, a sustainable algae micro-farm for the home and the world’s first modular hearing aid feature on the Dezeen Awards 2019 longlists. Dezeen Awards identifies the world’s most outstanding new architecture, interiors and design with diverse longlists of international projects, products and studios. With the 2019 edition attracting more than 4,500 entries from 87 countries, the Dezeen Awards longlist offers a global perspective on the world’s most oustanding new design, architecture and interiors. It also champions both emerging and established studios at the zenith of their creativity. A…

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“The Parallel City” KAF’s 2019 Theme

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The 2019 Kosovo Architecture Festival theme will be “The Parallel City”. This year KAF intends to document urban phenomenons in Prishtina and its surroundings. As in previous edition, KAF invited internationally renowned scholars, architects, planners, filmmakers and theoreticians to lead workshops and hold public lectures. During the second week of June KAF will announce the program for the July cycle of events. The festival will be held from the 1st of July till the 1st of October.

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Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2019 shortlisted projects

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The 20 shortlisted projects for the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture were announced today.  The projects will compete for US$ 1 million in prize money. In January, an independent Master Jury reviewed hundreds of nominations. The 20 shortlisted projects   are now undergoing rigorous investigations by a team of experts who visit and evaluate each project on-site.  Their reports are the basis for the Master Jury’s selection of the eventual laureates. It should be noted that projects commissioned by the Aga Khan or any of the institutions of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) are ineligible for the Award. To…

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Open Call by Forecast

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Our partners from Forecast are looking for talented fellows to join their exciting 2019 mentoring program. Forecast encourages interdisciplinary exchange and public discussion on the ideas of the future. Until March 1, 2019, creative minds from anywhere in the world working in various disciplines can submit their proposals. Eighteen applicants will then be invited to Berlin to discuss their ideas and present them at the Radialsystem during the Forecast Forum, July 1–7, 2019. At the end of the Forecast Forum, each of the six mentors then selects one concept to accompany to its realization. The outcomes of these collaborations would then be presented at…

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Rudina Voca named as Deputy Director of KAF

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After her extensive contribution to the Architecture Foundation in the last 3 years, today, on the 25th of January 2019,  Rudina is appointed as the new Deputy Director of the Kosovo Architecture Foundation. Rudina will be taking on new roles in the Foundation as well as continue with the co-management of the Foundation and its projects, more notable the Architecture Festival and the Future Architecture Platform in Kosovo. Rudina is a BA in Art History and joined the Foundation in late 2016.  She played an important role in organizing previous Architecture Festivals as well as in the “Conservation and Management…

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HASHIM SARKIS NAMED AS THE CURATOR OF VENICE BIENNALE 2020

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Hashim Sarkis, Dean of MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning, has been named curator of the Venice Biennale’s 17th International Architecture Exhibition, to be held in 2020. “With Hashim Sarkis, La Biennale has provided itself with a Curator who is particularly aware of the topics and criticalities which the various contrasting realities of today’s society pose for our living space,” said Paolo Baratta, president of the Venice Biennale, in a prepared statement. “The world is putting new challenges in front of architecture,” Sarkis says. “I look forward to working with participating architects from around the world to imagine together how…

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CALL FOR MEMBERS 2020

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CALL FOR MEMBERS 2020 Deadline: 16 January 2019 With the Call for Members, the Future Architecture platform invites museums, galleries, festival organisers, academic institutions and other cultural operators with innovative approaches to architecture to participate in the 2020 European Architecture Programme. Future Architecture is a well-balanced ecosystem of European cultural players in architecture who perform specific roles within a complex European architecture program. It connects multi-disciplinary emerging talents to high profile institutions like museums, galleries, publishing houses, biennials, and festivals. It provides talented conceptual thinkers and practitioners in architecture with opportunities to speak up – and be seen and heard….

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4th Call for Ideas by Future Architecture Platform

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Present your new work at the most significant architectural happenings and events that form the core of the European Architecture Program 2019. Future Architecture is more than a competition. Future Architecture is changing the very foundation of architecture in Europe, and beyond. Exploring boundaries. Breaking down walls. Building new systems. Forming new coalitions. Providing talented conceptual thinkers and practitioners with opportunities to speak up – and be seen and heard. Let the Future Architecture platform help you boost and sharpen your practice. Start exchanging your ideas and projects with high profile institutions— museums, galleries, publishing houses, biennials, and festivals —…

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