FA 2020 CALL FOR IDEAS

Present your new work at the most significant architectural happenings and events that form the core of the 2020European Architecture Program.

Future Architecture is more than a competition. Future Architecture is changing the very foundations of architecture in Europe and beyond. Its goal is to explore boundaries. To break down walls. To build new systems. To form new coalitions. It is a platform that provides practitioners and conceptual thinkers with opportunities to speak up – and to be seen and heard.

Let the Future Architecture platform help you elevate and sharpen your practice. Start exchanging your ideas and projects with peers from all over the world as well as high-profile institutions – museums, galleries, publishing houses, biennials and festivals – to find avenues toward international recognition.

We are inviting multidisciplinary emerging professionals from all over the globe to apply with transformative projects related to our living environments. Send us your completed projects, your theoretical or conceptual propositions for spatial, social or cultural innovation, and join our discussion about the future of architecture.

We welcome projects that address:

  • Systemic changes (prototypes and systems)
  • Site-specific cases (projects customized for certain contexts and tasks; cannot be replicated)
  • Next alliances (cross-, trans- and multi-disciplinary projects, exploring new design processes and methodology)
  • New written narratives (Writing Grant for writers exploring the worlds, landscapes and realities faced by emerging practices shaping future urban environments)

uture Architecture’s board of members will invite selected applicants to present their projects at the Creative Exchange in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and to engage in possible activities within the European Architecture program. The platform will cover travel (from within the EU) and accommodation costs for selected participants.

Platform members will cover travel (from within the EU) and accommodation costs, and will provide an honorarium to the participants that they invite to contribute to their events.

All applications will be published on the website of the Future Architecture platform. The applications will be judged by the Future Architecture board of members, the Future Architecture alumni, and members of the public through online voting.

TIMETABLE AND DEADLINES

  • Publication of the Call for Ideas: 18 November 2019
  • Deadline for submitting applications: 6 January 2020
  • Matchmaking Conference: 12–13 February 2020
  • European Architecture Program: 17 February – 31 October 2020

ELIGIBILITY

The call is open to emerging architects, landscape architects, urban planners, designers, engineers, artists, curators, people involved in architectural communication and anyone whose professional work is focused on the future of architecture and living environments. To be eligible as an emerging creative for the Future Architecture Platform, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • The applicant’s independent work(s) related to architecture or city development were created after graduation and within the last two years;
  • The applicant has publicly presented or published their independent work(s);
  • The applicant has not yet attained recognition by having a body of critically recognized work at major and established institutions or publishers;
  • The applicant has not participated in previous Future Architecture Platform activities;
  • The applicant may be an individual or a collective.

The open call starts at 12.00 pm CET on 18 November 2019, and all entries must be received by 16.00 pm CET on 6 January 2020. Multiple entries are permitted as an individual or as a collective.

Go to FutureArchitecture for more info on applying for the call 2020

THE VENICE BIENNALE POSTPONED FOR 2021

La Biennale di Venezia announces that the 17th International Architecture Exhibition – How Will We Live Together? – curated by Hashim Sarkis, which was to take place in Venice from August 29th through November 29th 2020, has been postponed to 2021, to be held Saturday May 22nd to Sunday November 21st.
Consequently, the 59th International Art Exhibition, curated by Cecilia Alemani, which was to take place in 2021, has in turn been postponed to 2022. It will last 7 months and will be held from Saturday April 23rd to Sunday November 27th.

The decision to postpone the Biennale Architettura to May 2021 is an acknowledgment that it is impossible to move forward – within the set time limits – in the realization of such a complex and worldwide exhibition, due to the persistence of a series of objective difficulties caused by the effects by the health emergency underway.

The current situation, up to now, has definitely prejudiced the realization of the Exhibition in its entirety, jeopardizing the realization, transport and presence of the works and consequently the quality of the Exhibition itself. Therefore, after consulting with the Curator Hashim Sarkis and in consideration of the problems, the invited architects, Participating Countries, institutions, Collateral Events are facing, thanking all of them for their efforts so far, La Biennale has decided to postpone the opening date of the Biennale Architettura to the year 2021, extending its duration back to the customary six months, from May 22nd to November 21st.

“I am deeply moved by the perseverance of all the Participants during the last three months – stated CuratorHashim Sarkis. I hope that the new opening date will allow them first to catch their breath, and then to complete their work with the time and vigor it truly deserves. We did not plan it this way. Neither the question I asked How will we live together? nor the wealth of ways in response to it, were meant to address the crisis they are living, but here we are. We are in some ways fortunate because we are well equipped to absorb the immediate and longer-term implications of the crisis into the Biennale Architettura 2021. The theme does also provide us with the possibility to respond to the pandemic in its immediacy. This is why we will return to Venice in the coming months for a series of activities devoted to the Architecture.”

Kosovo Architecture Foundation is invited as part of the main exhibition of curated by the Hashim Sarkis. For more updated informations on the Biennale do check their website.

DEZEEN AWARDS 2019 LONGLIST REVEALED

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 benchmark for international design excellence, Dezeen Awards is the ultimate accolade for architects and designers everywhere.
 

Download images of highlighted 2019 projects here 

SLUMBERING CONCRETE SCREENING

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Tonight 04.07.2019 from 7.00 pm and 9.00 pm at Kino Armata we screen the 2 episodes of the Slumbering Concrete documentary.

The documentary series Slumbering Concrete builds a story around the architecture from the period of socialist modernism in former Yugoslavia, an area unique for many dilapidated buildings of outstanding architectural value from the 20th century.

The sixties were a specific time period marked by general optimism in Europe. The reconstruction after the world war is completed and new technologies are changing the world. The dream of a welfare state and prosperity for all in the socialist Yugoslavia is perhaps best reflected in the architecture of the time.

7.00 pm / Spilt – Where Plan Meets Chaos

The City of Split is a fascinating example of urban continuity from antiquity to modernity (from ancient culture to socialist modernism). We are focusing in on the unfinished urban phenomenon of Split 3, one of the most advanced socialist modernist settlements in the world. The complex was built under the Slovene team of architects Mušič, Bežan and Starc in the 1970s following the modernist principles of freestanding cities. However, simultaneously to harmoniously proportioned skyscrapers of Split 3, the space is taken by unregulated individual construction sites. Planning and deregulation coexist, exemplary order clashes with chaos – the city and its antithesis. Opposing tendencies intertwine, and with the passing of time one prevails. We read the city as a reflection of society in the fascinating architectural collage of Split.

9.00 pm / The City That Was Too Modern

After the catastrophic earthquake in 1963, Skopje became a global demonstration city of the future. UN hired international experts to participate in its reconstruction, the central figure being the Japanese avant-garde architect Kenzo Tange who designed the new center using the principles of the metabolism – its first application outside Japan. Fifty years later, North Macedonia seeks its identity through faux Baroque and monumental memorials.

KAF19 JULY EVENTS

KAF 2019 CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

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Kosovo Architecture Foundation calls all students and enthusiasts of architecture from Kosovo and beyond to contribute in organizing the Kosovo Architecture Festival, which will be held from the 1st of July till the 30th of September 2019.

The potential candidate should be available for at least 7 days from the 29th of June till the 9th of July.

All interested should send a short CV together with their contacts till 12th of June to events.kaf@gmail.com

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Fondacioni Kosovar i Arkitekturës fton studentët dhe entuziastët e arkitekturës nga Kosova dhe jashtë saj për të kontribuar në organizimin e Festivalit të Arkitekturës në Kosovë që do mbahet nga 1 Korrik deri me 30 Shtator 2019.

Kandidatët potencial duhet të janë në dispozicion së paku 7 ditë nga data 29 Qërshori deri me 8 Korriku.

Gjithë të interesuarit duhet dërguar një CV të shkurtër së bashku me kontaktet e tyre deri me datën 12 Qërshor në events.kaf@gmail.com

AGA KHAN AWARD FOR ARCHITECTURE 2019 SHORTLISTED PROJECTS

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 be eligible for consideration in the 2019 Award cycle, projects had to be completed between 1 January 2012 and 31 December 2017, and should have been in use for at least one year.

The full list of the 20 shortlisted projects can be found at the Awards website.

Below are some of the images from the shortlisted projects.

HASHIM SARKIS NAMED AS THE CURATOR OF VENICE BIENNALE 2020

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 we are going to rise to these challenges. Thank you President Baratta and the Venice Biennale team for providing architecture this important platform. I am both honored and humbled.”

Sarkis received his BA in architecture and in fine arts from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1987, and his MA and PhD from Harvard University, in 1989 and 1995, respectively. He was a professor at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design from 1998 until January 2015, when he joined MIT.

As an architectural practitioner, Sarkis also runs Hashim Sarkis Studios and has designed a wide variety of structures — including government buildings, schools, and residences — on multiple continents. An apartment building Sarkis designed in Tyre, Lebanon, has been named as one of the most significant buildings of the 21st century by “The Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture.”

Sarkis has also written widely about modern architecture and urban design. His publications include the book “Circa 1958: Lebanon in the Pictures and Plans of Constantinos Doxiadis,” and the edited volumes “CASE: Le Corbusier’s Venice Hospital” and “Josep Lluis Sert: The Architect of Urban Design” (co-edited with Eric Mumford).

The International Architecture Exhibition will run from May through November of 2020.

Hashim was a keynote speaker at the Kosovo Architecture Festival in 2017.

Find the official La Biennale di Venezia announcement in the link

4TH CALL FOR IDEAS BY FUTURE ARCHITECTURE PLATFORM

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 — to find avenues toward real international recognition.

We are inviting multi-disciplinary emerging professionals from all over the world to apply with transformative projects related to our living environments. Send us your completed projects, theoretical or conceptual propositions for spatial, social or cultural innovations and join our discussion about the future of architecture.

We welcome projects that address:

  • systemic changes
  • practical problems
  • new areas of operation beyond existing frameworks

Become part of the European Architecture Program 2019and see how Future Architecture can help you develop your practice. Selected applicants will be invited to participate in one or more of the following activities.

Future Architecture’s board of members will invite selected applicants to present their projects at the Creative Exchange in Ljubljana and to enter into possible activities within the European Architecture program. The platform will cover the travel (from within the EU) and accommodation costs of the selected participants.

Platform members will cover travel (from within the EU) and accommodation costs and provide an honorarium to the participants that they invite to contribute to their events.

All applications will be published on the website of the Future Architecture platform. The applications will be judged by the Future Architecture board of members, the Future Architecture alumni, and members of the public by way of online voting.

Timetable and Deadlines

  • Publication of the Call for Ideas: 15 November 2018
  • Deadline for submitting applications: 7 January 2019
  • Matchmaking Conference: 13-16 February, 2019
  • European Architecture Program: 17 February-31 October 2019

Eligibility

The call is open to emerging architects, landscape architects, urban planners, designers, engineers, artists, curators, people involved in architectural communication, and anyone whose professional work is focused on the future of architecture and living environments. To be eligible as an emerging creative for the Future Architecture Platform, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • The applicant’s independent work(s) related to architecture or city development have been created after graduation and within the last 2 years
  • The applicant has publicly presented or published their independent work(s)
  • The applicant has not yet attained recognition by having a body of critically recognised work at major and established institutions or publishers
  • The applicant has not participated in previous/past Future Architecture Platform activities
  • The applicant may be an individual or a collective

The open-call starts at 04:00 pm CET on 15 November 2018, and all entries must be received by 12:00 pm CET on 7 January 2019.

One is permitted 1 entry only (as an individual or as a collective).

Where to apply?

http://futurearchitectureplatform.org/

WHAT IS FUTURE ARCHITECTURE?

The Future Architecture platform is a pan-European exchange and networking platform for architecture. It promotes cooperation between professionals and architectural institutions in order to bring ideas related to the future of cities and architecture to the forefront of the architectural discourse and closer to a wider public.

The aim of the platform is to identify and explore new models of creative work that could provide future generations in Europe with a more stable perspective and contribute to a more harmonious development of the European economy, our living environment and society as a whole.

WHO ARE THE FUTURE ARCHITECTURE PLATFORM MEMBERS?

coordinating entity: Museum of Architecture and Design, Ljubljana (Slovenia); members: MAXXI -National Museum of XXI Century Arts, Rome (Italy), Oslo Architecture Triennale, Oslo (Norway), Copenhagen Architecture Festival (Denmark),Lisbon Architecture Triennale(Portugal), Museum of Architecture in Wrocław (Poland), Belgrade International Architecture Week (Serbia),House of Architecture, Graz (Austria), Tirana Architecture Week (Albania), CANactions, Kiev (Ukraine), dpr-barcelona (Spain), Design Biotop, Ljubljana (Slovenia), Bureau N(Germany),Društvo arhitekata Istre – Società architetti dell’Istria DAI-SAI,Zagreb (Croatia), VI PER Gallery, Prague (CZ) Fundació Mies van der Rohe, Barcelona (Spain), Museum of Estonian Architecture, Tallinn (Estonia),Forecast, Berlin (Germany) and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon (Portugal); associate members:Strekla Institute, Moskow (Russia),Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel (Switzerland), Kosovo Architecture Festival (Kosovo) and Royal Academy of Arts, London (United Kingdom).

FUTURE ARCHITECTURE ADVISORY BOARD

Bika Rebek, architect and educator (NEW INC, Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation); Anastassia Smirnova, designer and researcher (SVESMI, Strelka Institute); James Taylor-Foster, writer, editor and curator at ArkDes(National Centre for Architecture and Design, Stockholm); Stephan Trüby, Professor of Architecture and Cultural Theory (Technical University of Munich)and Boštjan Vuga, architect and educator (SADAR+VUGA architects).

HOW IS THE FUTURE ARCHITECTURE PLATFORM FUNDED?

The FA platform is funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

OPEN CALL BY FORECAST

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 the Forecast Festival, taking place at the Radialsystem March 30–April 5, 2020.

For each edition, Forecast selects six mentors of various disciplines who offer interested participants their expertise in specifying and realizing their pioneering project ideas. The following mentors are participating in the fourth edition of Forecast: visual artist Candice Breitz (ZA), artist and internet activist Paolo Cirio (IT), musician Okkyung Lee (KR), cartoonist Anders Nilsen (US), radio reporter Joe Richman (US), and conceptual designer Jerszy Seymour (UK/CA).

As an international platform for knowledge transfer, Forecast offers artists and creative thinkers from anywhere in the world the chance to work with accomplished mentors toward bringing their projects to fruition. Forecast transcends neatly defined disciplines and genres to provide insight into creative production processes, and carve out space for the questions on the minds of the next generation of trailblazers. 

For more information about the call, mentors and how to apply please go to forecast-platform.com

The call is open till the 1st of March 2019.