With the 2021 Creative Exchange, one of the key European events for networking and presentation of architectural ideas, Future Architecture Platform will introduce a new season of its European Architecture Program via a live webcast for the first time.
The Architectural Platform, with the support of the Creative Europe program, involves architectural organizations across the continent and links their activities in support of the ideas of emerging creatives from various disciplines that tackle the most pressing challenges in architecture.
Join Future Architecture at the 2021 Creative Exchange, which will take place within the virtual environment for the presentation of architectural ideas and networking: the Future Architecture Rooms.
The 2021 Creative Exchange will be one of the first major events dedicated to the conversation about the New European Bauhaus, announced in September by the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen. Matevž Čelik, the program director of the platform, emphasizes: “As one of the key European initiatives in culture and architecture, Future Architecture is actively involved in shaping ideas and building a common sustainable and inclusive future for Europe. After six years of activity, Future Architecture can demonstrate the concrete results of new inter-institutional and transnational cultural practices and contribute to models for promoting and developing ideas and broad European exchange in architecture.”
The entire European meeting of all those involved in the future of architecture will take place online this year under the title Landscapes of Care. The participants will be addressed by Xavier Troussard, head of the New European Bauhaus at the European Commission’s Joint Research Center. The main guest at this year’s event will be Amica Dall, who holds a degree in English literature and anthropology and is one of the fifteen founders of the non-hierarchical multidisciplinary London collective Assemble, which produces architecture, art, urban design, and research—and in doing so focuses on the social and material processes of urban development.
The core of the Creative Exchange will be nine talks with twenty-seven young artists and experts from various disciplines that responded to this year’s call for ideas, the platform’s tool for encouraging emerging creatives to present their innovative architectural ideas to a wide range of decisionmakers and stakeholders, and fifteen curators, directors, and program managers that organize events in the 2021 European Architectural Program. The talks will include participants addressing topics of public space, landscape, buildings, revisiting histories, transdisciplinarity, paradigm shifts, feminism in architecture, decolonization, and new policies.
In the closing conversation on March 5th, the six presenters that participated in past Future Architecture programs will discuss trends in architecture today and the importance of new professional platforms. The discussion, moderated by James Taylor Foster and Matevž Čelik, will feature Merve Bedir, Paolo Patelli, Maite Borjabad, Johnny Leya, and Armina Pilav.
At the end of the project, the platform is already planning new projects and will continue to develop into a dynamic and stimulating environment for all thinkers, practitioners, and organizations in architecture, with visions for the future of the profession, ideas for challenges, and proposals for new forms of architectural communication.
Landscapes of Care Short Film Premiere
FEBRUARY 26th, 12:00 noon, CET
Premiere of twenty-seven short videos selected in the 2021 Future Architecture Call for Ideas: Landscapes of Care as a representative introduction to the 2021 Creative Exchange.
CREATIVE EXCHANGE: LANDSCAPES OF CARE