2021 Call For Ideas: Landscapes of Care

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Future Architecture Call for Ideas is more than a competition; it’s 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. Apply, and let the Future Architecture platform support you in elevating and sharpening your practice.

This year, we welcome projects that addresses 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, the theme proposed by dpr-barcelona, chosen by the members of FA platform and further developed with CAFx, for the 2021 edition of Future Architecture Platform will explore the dynamics of solidarity and collective self-organization, the networks of trust working at the neighbourhood scale, and transitional common spaces and activities. This 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.

Applications Invited from Emerging Creatives:

The Future Architecture platform is inviting 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 to send in completed projects, or theoretical or conceptual propositions for spatial, social or cultural innovation, and to join the discussion surrounding Landscapes of Care.

Selected applicants will become part of the Landscapes of Care 2021 European Architecture Program, and will have the opportunity to develop their practice in  cooperation with leading stakeholders from the field of architecture and design. The deadline to apply is 6 January 2021.

The first chance for winning ideas to be presented will be in February 2021, at the annual Creative Exchange event, which will this year take place within the Future Architecture Rooms – an unconventional virtual environment for presentations, lectures and matchmaking.