Future Architecture Landscapes of Care
Future Architecture Call for Ideas is a platform, providing practitioners and conceptual thinkers with the opportunity to express their ideas and to be both seen and heard. A successful application would mean the opportunity to begin exchanging your projects and proposals with peers from all over the world, as well as with high-profile institutions including museums, galleries, publishing houses, biennials and festivals, all to assist you with finding avenues toward international recognition
The Call adresses emerging multi-disciplinary professionals from all over the globe to apply with transformative projects related to our built environments. It 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.
The program welcomes projects that address systemic change (prototypes and systems), site-specific cases (projects customized and adapted for certain contexts and tasks) and new alliances (cross-, trans- and multi-disciplinary projects exploring new design processes and methodologies). Landscapes of Care Contemporary societies face dynamically changing challenges.
The recent health crisis has challenged entire societies, demonstrating how they can effectively, rapidly and mostly peacefully take action. Designers, architects and urbanists see themselves handling social and political issues, rather than simply the spatial and formal aspects of a project; facing up to the challenge of transforming decades of self-complacency into active practices dealing with the politics of relations, of local communities, of energy flows, and of ever-changing urban dynamics. The edition aims to trigger dialogues around the challenges of a society facing up to the myths of endless growth, the glorification of borders and national identity, and the hardships labelled as austerity by capitalism.
Selected applicants will be invited to participate in one or more of the activities in the framework of Landscapes of Care, 2021 European Architecture Program.
Future Architecture’s board will invite selected applicants to present their projects at the annual Creative Exchange event in February 2021. The CEx2021 will take place via the online format of the Future Architecture Rooms within the Common Room - an unconventional virtual environment for presentations, lectures and matchmaking.
The platform will cover the cost of the preparation and delivery of video content for 25 selected applicants. Selected applicants will then be invited to participate in activities within the European Architecture Program. The platform will cover the costs of travel (from within Europe) and accommodation needed for engagement in public events, or production costs for online events, 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.