Future Architecture platform

Matchmaking Conference


Join us in the exploration of future architecture! The applicants selected at the Call for Ideas by the platform members and public vote will pitch their visions for a future architecture to become a part of the Future Architecture programme that will run from March to October 2016. The first two days of the Matchmaking Conference will be open to public and will also see lectures from creativity expert Jonathan Howard and independent urbanist and futurist Liam Young.

Pitching their visions and ideas will be: Tomaž Pipan (Slovenia), urbz (India), Jack Self (United Kingdom), Lavinia Scaletti (Italy), Land+Civilization Compositions (The Netherlands), Esen Gökçe Özdamar, Ahmet Bal, Şermin Şentürk (Turkey), Plan Común (Chile), Sonja Jankov (Serbia), Something Fantastic (Germany), CNTXT Studio (United Kingdom), Ana Jeinić (Austria), dotlinearchitects (Switzerland), Aman Iwan (France), Clement Blanchet (France), Vera Seriakov, Nela Kadic (Austria), Anja Humljan (Slovenia), Léopold Lambert (France), Cristina Ampatzidou, Ania Molenda (The Netherlands), Linnea Våglund (Sweden), Manon Mollard (United Kingdom), Guerilla Architects (Germany), Sodeste (Chile), Miloš Kosec (Slovenia), Sara Neves + Filipe Estrela (Portugal), and Aleksandra Zarek (United Kingdom).

The Programme

Thursday, 18 February

13.30 Registration
14.00 Welcome
14.15 Jonathan Howard (UK) on creativity, city management, branding
15.15 Luka Piškorič (SI), Poligon on new economic models for empowerment of creative communities
15.45 Sara Božanič (SI), Institute for Transmedia Design on transmedia storytelling and social media engagement
16.15 Coffee Break
17.15 Best practices in audience development, engagement, branding, marketing:
Sara Battesti (PT), Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa
Markus Bogensberger (AT), Haus Der Arhitektur Graz,
Prisca Cupellini (IT), Fondazione Maxxi,
Ana Gajski (HR), Oris, House of Architecture
18.45 Closing Summary/Debate


Friday, 19 February

8.30 Registration
9.00 Introduction by Matevž Čelik, director of MAO
9.50 Selected Candidates Presentations: Ideas on Future Architecture
11.20 Coffee Break
11.35 Selected Candidates Presentations: Ideas on Future Architecture
12.50 Selected Candidates Presentations: Ideas on Future Architecture
14.05 Lunch Break
15.05 Liam Young (UK) (Tomorrow's Thoughts Today), lecture
15.45 Selected Candidates Presentations: Ideas on Future Architecture
17.00 Coffee Break
17.15 Selected Candidates Presentations: Ideas on Future Architecture
18.30 Closing summary


Friends: Institute for Transmedia Design, MOTOVILA / Creative Europe Desk Slovenia, Culture Agora


Entry fee

Free admission.
Applications to
infobio(at)mao.si are required.
Please state the day(s) you want to attend.



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