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BIO 25 One of the Best Exhibitions of 2017

Metropolis Magazine put the exhibition of BIO 25: Faraway, So Close, curated by Angela Rui and Maja Vardjan, amongst one of the 10 best architectural and design exhibitions in the world in 2017. The Bienniale of Design (BIO) was placed alongside the exhibitions of world-renowned institutions such as Barbican Center, Chicago Architecture Biennial, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and MoMA The Museum of Modern Art.

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Selected Participants of 2018

The Call for Ideas 2018 has received 212 applications by 492 creatives from 43 countries! The members of Future Architecture and Future Architecture selected creatives of 2017 selected 21 ideas from this year's Call for Ideas 2018. The authors will be invited to the Matchmaking Conference as part of Creative Exchange taking place from 15-16 February 2018 at Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO), Ljubljana, where they will present their ideas on Future Architecture and get the chance to become a part of Future Architecture programme of events.

The 20 members of the platform voted for the following authors and their ideas (in no particular order):
Daniela Patti and Levente Polyak (Italy) with Funding the Cooperative City 
Cartha (Elena Chiavi, Pablo Garrido i Arnaiz, Francisco Moura Veiga, Francisco Ramos, Rubén Valdez) (Switzerland) with CARTHA
Maksym Rokmaniko, Francesco Sebregondi, Enrico Zago, Melissa Frost (The Netherlands) with DOMA
Julian Jauk (Austria) with A Living Piece of Architecture
TAB collective (Austria) with Architecture vs. Politics
Jason Hilgefort (The Netherlands) with Institute for Autonomous Urbanism
Skrei (Francisco Fonseca, Pedro Jervell) (Portugal) with Air Revert
Martin Pohl with: Konrad Angermüller, Mathias Schmitt & Michael Ott and Michael Kraus (Germany) with The Political Church
Tania Tovar Torres (Mexico) with In Articulo Mortis
RESOLVE (Akil Scafe-Smith, Gameli Ladzekpo, Seth Scafe-Smith, Vishnu Jayarajan) (United Kingdom) with If These Walls Could Talk
Bartlebooth (Antonio Giráldez, Begoña Hermida, Pablo Ibáñez and Tarsila Sánchez) (Spain) with Bartlebooth
Eventually Made (Sebastian Bernardy and Vincent Meyer Madaus) (The Netherlands) with Open House
Guillaume de Morsier, Valentin Kunik, Ibai Rigby (Switzerland) with Parallel Sprawl
Miruna Dunu (The Netherlands) with Coastland
Maite Borjabad (USA) with Scenographies of Power
fala atelier (Portugal) with The School of Tourism
Babau Bureau (Marco Ballarin, Elisa Brusegan, Stefano Tornieri, Massimo Triches) (Italy) with Anatomia Loci

While the last year's alumni selected the following Matchmaking Conference 2018 participants:
Architectural thinking school for children (Belarus) with Children Know
SET Architects (Lorenzo Catena, Onorato di Manno, Andrea Tanci) (Italy) with New Primitive
Phi (Calum Bowden, Cory Levinson, Aliaksandra Smirnova, Artem Stepanov, Aiwen Yin) (Russia) with Phi
Elena Agudo Sierra (Spain) with Sensorial Space Prototype

The participants at the Matchmaking Conference 2018 will be rounded up by Tomasz Broma (Poland), Policarpodel Canto Baquera (Spain) and Iwo Borkowicz, the winners of the YTAA 2016 award, and Piyush Prajapati (Dubai, UAE), the author of the idea HEX-A-TRAL, which received the most public votes.

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212 Ideas for Our Common Future

What is the future of architecture? How can we solve housing problems? How can we use virtual reality and cryptocurrencies to better our living environment? This year 492 creatives from 43 countries shared their visions, which are now collected on Future Architecture website. Browse the ideas an find out more.

Image: tuning up architecture by AM3 architetti associati

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Oslo Triennale to Join the Future Architecture Platform in 2019

The Oslo Architecture Triennale (OAT), with its 2019 edition Common Futures – the architecture of degrowth, has been selected to become a full member of the Future Architecture platform and receive a platform grant in 2019.

OAT aims to invite five to ten emerging creatives from the Future Architecture platform to participate in the main program of the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2019.

The main program, curated by the Triennale’s chief curators, is at the core of the Triennale and is developed over two years of research and investigations prior to the Triennale. It comprises at least one main exhibition, an international conference, a public space art project, an international student forum, and a physical publication.

In 2019, the main program will also include a digital editorial project, which will offer an opportunity to promote emerging European voices in the established world of architecture biennials and triennials. The aim is to also invite emerging creatives to participate in a variety of physical events, that offer a space for direct engagement with a wide audience.

OAT, with its extensive international network, brings an important arena for dissemination of new knowledge and promotion of new ideas about how to shape cities and communities for future generations.

With this new collaboration, Future Architecture platform and OAT will be able to both provide, and itself absorb, new knowledge and insight concerning important European issues of architecture and urbanism.

Image: Spectral Immersions by George Themistokleous

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