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Future Architecture announces fellows for Creative Exchange 2020

Architecture of the FUTURE

Future Architecture announces fellows for Creative Exchange 2020

Theseus in the 80s di WAR – Warehouse of Architecture and Research exhibited at Unfolding Pavilion II. (Courtesy Laurian Ghinitoiu)

Future Architecture, a pan-European consortium bringing together architects, galleries, museums, publishers, and curators, has announced the 2020 Future Architecture Fellows. In November, an open call invited emerging practitioners in the architecture field to submit their ideas and 25 submissions (all viewable here) were selected to be presented at Creative Exchange, an annual three-day event taking place at the Museum of Architecture and Design in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The 2020 call received a total of 433 entries from across 53 countries.

Taking place from February 13 through 15, the Creative Exchange will feature speakers and events on the future of architecture with keynote speakers Gustavo Utrabo of Aleph Zero architects, Freek Persyn of 51N4E Architects, and Špela Videčnik of OFIS Architects.

Lamp Parasite by Diego Sologuren and Brad Downey. (Courtesy Future Architecture)

Submissions were selected by alumni and member votes, which includes institutions like the MAXXI, the Royal Academy of Arts, and the Oslo Architecture Triennale. One submission was also chosen by a popular vote, with 19,849 votes cast by the public.

The winner of the members’ vote was Rethinking Clients, Forms of Alliance, Affording Risk by Critical Practice, an interdisciplinary architectural collaboration by Architectural Association alumni Love Di Marco, Tobias Hentzer Dausgaard, and Arya Arabshahi that rethinks the client-practitioner relationship for the architectural profession. The winner by public vote was Pais(vi)agem by Barcelona-based duo Enrico Porfido and Claudia Sani—the project investigates tourism as a tool for supporting local landscapes and economies. Selected ideas, addressing systemic changes, site-specific cases, and future alliances, hailed from across Europe, the United States, Australia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.