Future Architecture platform: CALL FOR IDEAS 2017 

After a successful first cycle of activities in the initial year, Future Architecture platform launches a new call for ideas for all who wish to participate in the Future Architecture program cycle throughout Europe in 2017.

The platform invites emerging creatives to apply with the ideas, visions and projects they consider important for the future of architecture. Applicants should articulate the relevance of their application to the future of architecture, whether as an architectural statement, a social practice, a business model, as new construction technique, as production of living space, or other subject, which the applicants consider to be inevitable or highly relevant to the debates on the future of architecture in Europe. All applications will be published on the website of the Future Architecture platform. By entering, each applicant is automatically added to the list of artists and professionals that may be invited to participate at exhibitions, conferences, lecture series, workshops and other events organized by the members of the platform.

The call for ideas will close on January 9, 2017. By applying to the call for ideas the applicants register to participate in a European programme of events organised by Future Architecture members. Until January 16, 2017, platform members and the general public will select applicants from various creative disciplines on the basis of submitted ideas. The selected applicants will be invited to present their vision at the Future Architecture Matchmaking conference on February 16–18, 2017 at MAO (Museum of Architecture and Design) in Ljubljana. After the matchmaking conference Future Architecture members will select the participants that they will include in their events, which will take place between from 1 March to 31 October, 2017 across Europe.

Future Architecture’s 14 members and 4 associate members offer and invite applicants to participate at 4 Exhibitions, 5 Conferences, 3 Lecture Series, 6 Workshops and a Field Trip. All of these activities will be supported by a Publishing Platform and Local Mobile Support Service. The platform will present the results of the projects created under the umbrella of Future Architecture at the final festival in Ljubljana, from 26 September to 1 October, 2017, where members, participants and audiences will evaluate the work done and the results achieved, as well as determine the future mode of collaboration within the platform.

The platform will cover the travel (inside the EU) and accommodation costs of the selected participants for the Matchmaking Conference. Platform members will cover travel (inside the EU) and accommodation costs and provide an honorarium to the participants they invite to contribute to their events.

Who can apply?

  • architects, artist, urbanists, designers, engineers and any other profiles that deal with the future of cities and living environment

  • you can document professional achievements (work, commissions, exhibitions, publications, reviews, grants, awards)

  • your work has not been widely recognised or established by critics, curators or producers (we are looking for emerging, upcoming talents that have not yet enjoyed wider recognition)

  • your last work is not older than two years 

Where to apply?

Future Architecture platform website 

Public Vote

Future Architecture platform is dedicated to bringing ideas of designing the living environments in the present as well as in the future closer to the people that live in the cities. It encorages dialogue and makes complex issues of architecture comprehensible to everyone and promote a more sustainable living environment. It enables the citizens of cities to share their views, experiences, opinions and solutions on the cities.

This is why Call for Ideas has gives the chance to the public to vote for their favourite applied idea. The idea with the most votes is automaticly selected and the applicant is invited to the Matchmaking Conference. Voting is done through the Future Architecture website and will be open until 00.00 CET 16 January 2017.

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