LINA Community

The Kosovo Architecture Foundation is one of the founding members of the biggest pan-european architecture network LINA community, previously known as Future Architecture Platform.

The European platform LINA is a network connecting relevant institutions with emerging practitioners and thinkers who work at the intersection of architecture and other fields related to spatial culture: it aims to promote up-and-coming talent. LINA’s goal is to steer design and building processes towards regenerative practices and principles of de-growth in line with the values of the European Green Deal.

LINA COMMUNITY In summer 2015, 14 European architectural institutions from 13 different countries came together to launch the Future Architecture Platform. The goal of this association is to bring the innovations, experiments and ideas of a new generation of architects and planners up for discussion and to network these internationally. For this purpose, the platform itself provides digital communication channels, which are additionally enhanced by each individual member. By means of workshops, exhibitions, conferences, lectures and books, complex issues regarding how the living environment is to be shaped in the future are discussed at the platform’s individual institutions all throughout Europe.

LINA MEMBERS | A growing alliance of museums, universities, research networks, foundations, triennials, biennials, and other European and Mediterranean organisations—LINA members—carries out a series of events taking place all over Europe. The LINA Architecture Programme is supported by the European Union within the eligible countries of the Creative Europe Programme.

GENERAL ASSEMBLY | Representatives of the LINA members form the General Assembly, which meets twice a year to discuss the trajectory of the platform. They cast votes to select the 25 projects, whose authors become LINA fellows, and confirm the Governing Board.

Architecture at the EdgeFrank Monahan
ArchitectuulBoštjan Bugarič
Architektūros fondasMartynas Germanavičius
Atelier LUMADaniel Bell
Barleti UniversitySaimir Kristo
Beta – Romanian Order of ArchitectsAlexandra Trofin
BINA Association of Belgrade ArchitectsDanica Jovović Prodanović
Copenhagen Architecture FestivalJosephine Michau
DAI-SAIAna Dana Beroš
Design Academy EindhovenRemco van der Zouw
dpr-barcelonaCesar Reyes Najera
Estonian Museum of ArchitectureTriin Ojari
ETSAM UPM MadridJuan Herreros Guerra
Faculty of Architecture, University of LjubljanaMatevž Čelik
ForecastFreo Majer
Fundacio Mies van der RoheIvan Blasi
HDA – House of ArchitectureBeate Engelhorn
Irish Architecture FoundationEmmet Scanlon
KÉKJános Klaniczay
Kosovo Architecture FoundationBekim Ramku
LIFT / Days of ArchitectureIrhana Sehović
Lisbon Architecture TriennaleManuel Henriques
Living Summer School (Bolwerk)Elena Falomo
MAXXI National museum of 21st century artsPippo Ciorra
Oslo Architecture TriennaleChristian Pagh

The Future Architecture platform 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.

The Future Architecture Platform is the biggest pan-European architecture & design platform with 28 biggest architecture events and institutions from 23 countries of the continent as their members.  Kosovo Architecture Foundation is one of the founding members of the platform and our director Bekim Ramku serves as the board member of the platform since its beginning.

What does Future Architecture Platform do.

Call for Ideas is much more than a competition. It is an invitation to register ideas and help shape the most groundbreaking architectural happenings and events that form the core of the European Architecture Program. You can apply in November and be selected to participate at the Creative Exchange in February.

Creative Exchange is the most insightful annual convention of architecture lovers and professionals taking place every February at MAO Ljubljana. It brings together platform members and 25 of the most progressive emerging creatives selected through the Call for Ideas. It offers opportunities to connect and keep up with the latest developments and tendencies in architecture.

European Architecture Programis a series of the most significant and interconnected architectural happenings and events in Europe. Selected emerging creatives from the annual Call for Ideas are becoming exhibitors, speakers, workshop leaders, and other key players in the programme modules implemented by the member institutions across Europe.

Future Architecture Rooms is an unconventional virtual environment at the intersection of the real and the immaterial in which twenty-seven European institutions, members of the Future Architecture platform, have constructed a digital context for exchange, knowledge transfer, discussion, education, and presentation.

Future Architecture Library is an innovative digital/analog publishing hybrid that brings together the possibilities of critical editorial work, innovative printing, and active user intervention gathering all the publications produced under the umbrella of Future Architecture.