FUTURE
ARCHITECT

CONFERENCE
9-10.09.19
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THE FUTURE ARCHITECT CONFERENCE PRESENTS A SERIES OF LECTURES, DISCUSSIONS, AND WORKSHOPS ON THE TRENDS AND CHALLENGES FACING YOUNG ARCHITECTS TODAY.

FROM GLOBAL AGENDA TO CONCRETE ACTION
17:00-22:00

DAY ONE

09.09

Why design virtual floods? Why is a master plan a means of communication? How does the labor market adapt to young architects?
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IMAGINING THE FUTURE, BUILDING ON THE PRESENT
17:00-21:30
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DAY TWO

10.09

How can you design cultural spaces and not become an architectural snob? Who controls the experiences of theme parks visitors? Can an architecture school graduate have a stress-free job with no overtime?
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ROBOTIC PRODUCTION: CREATE AN INSTALLATION FROM BIOCOMPOSITES
4-6.09

WORKSHOP

4-8.09

Learn how to work with natural materials and see the basic parametric robot control under the guidance of Katya Bryskina and Vladislav Bek-Bulatov
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19:00-22:00
11:00-21:00
7-8.09
HOW TO READ YOUR PROJECT: WORKSHOP FOR A MAGAZINE OF THE FUTURE

WORKSHOP

7-8.09

How can we imagine media in 2030?
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11:00-20:00
FROM POWER STATION TO MUSEUM: TOUR OF THE GES-2
9.09

TOUR

9-10.09

For those who want to see how a former power plant is being transformed into a new urban cultural space
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11:00-12:00
11:00-12:00
10.09
14:00-15:00
14:00-15:00
ON DOING NOTHING: POLITICS OF INACTION

READING GROUP

9.09

Reading group with Greek architect Aristide Antonas
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10:00-14:30
ARCHITECTURE AS TEXT

READING GROUP

10.09

Discussion of Peter Eisenman and Rem Koolhaas's Supercritical under the guidance of Sergey Sitar and Marat Nevlyutov
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10:00-14:30

FUTURE

OCCUPATIONAL TRENDS AND CHALLENGES

ARCHITECT

Seventy-five million tons of ice melts daily, causing irreversible climate change. The rate of population growth implies that by 2055, there will be 50% more people on our planet than there are now. Cities located near seas and oceans are unprepared for the rising water level. Large cities have an insufficient supply of affordable housing to accommodate all of the newcomers. Renewable energy sources are only just emerging on the construction market.

Architects across the globe gradually take on these challenges. All efforts are focused on reducing the gap between the reality that is already there and architectural form that lags behind. Sustainable materials, fast design, cheaper production, and flexible architectural and design solutions are increasingly being used. Gamification, augmented reality, and virtual designing tools speed up the adjustment of projects to new urban conditions. What technologies are already in place, and what has yet to be invented?

Global change also involves the review of projects' performance criteria. How do we evaluate professional success? What is more important: cheap social housing, a utopic technological city built from scratch in a desert, or a computer game simulating a new urban environment? There is no right answer, and it is up to you to decide what kind of future architect you want to become.
DAAN ROOSEGAARDE is a Dutch artist, speculative architect, and founder of Studio Roosegaarde. Creating prototypes for future cities, he explores relations between people, technology, and space. Daan has received numerous prestigious awards including the London Design Innovation Medal and China's Most Successful Design Award. His projects have been exhibited in the Rijksmuseum, Tate Modern, Tokyo National Museum, and other spaces.
DAAN ROOSEGAARDE
NETHERLANDS
WINY MAAS is a Dutch architect and co-founder of MVRDV Studio. MVRDV's first projects Villa VPRO and a housing facility for elderly residents laid the foundation for his international recognition. In 2008, Maas launched The Why Factory research program at Delft University of Technology, where students visualize cities of the future. He was also a visiting professor at Strelka Institute, Yale University, and the University of Hong Kong. Maas was involved in the development of the Master Plan for the Greater Paris Region.
WINY MAAS
NETHERLANDS
CatalyticAction is a charity that works to empower communities through strategic and innovative spatial interventions. As a group of young architects, JOANA DABAJ AND RICCARDO LUCA CONTI founded the charity in 2014 because they believe that small changes can result in a big impact. CatalyticAction seeks to challenge the passive provision of aid by moving towards a more just and inclusive approach to development, where individuals become active agents.
JOANA DABAJ AND RICCARDO LUCA CONTI
GREAT BRITAIN
ARISTIDE ANTONAS is a Greek architect, writer, visual artist. His principal topics of interest are "protocols as architecture", "infrastructure of the domestic sphere", "stability from the exaggeration of data flow". Antonas holds a PhD in Philosophy from the Paris Nanterre University. He is currently a professor for Design in the Architectural Association in London. He participated in "documenta 14" and has had three institutional solo exhibitions on his recent production at the Swiss Architecture Museum, the Vorarlberger Architektur Institut in Austria and the FRAC Centre in Orleans, France.
ARISTIDE ANTONAS
GREECE