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Archifutures

The publishing project that accompanies the activities of the Future Architecture platform, a multi volume field guide to the future of architecture.

Archifutures merges the possibilities of critical editorial, innovative printing, and active user intervention. The collection maps contemporary architectural practice and urban planning, presented through the words and ideas of some of its key players and change-makers. From institutions, activists, thinkers, curators and architects to urban bloggers, polemicists, critics and publishers, Archifutures presents the people shaping tomorrow’s architecture and cities – and thereby helping to shape our societies of the future as well.

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A field guide to the future of architecture

How can you navigate towards something when there are no fixed points when you cannot determine your position? How do you know where to go, or even know when you have got there? This fourth volume in the Archifutures series investigates how architecture, traditionally considered to be a future-oriented activity, can best respond as we find ourselves on the threshold of a “post-futurist” condition where the future is not necessarily ahead of us, but everywhere and – perhaps most especially – “now”.

Contributors include: Nora Akawi, Florian Bengert, Filipe Estrela, Mariabruna Fabrizi, Nikita Gyawali, Ana Jeinić, Holly Lewis, Fosco Lucarelli, Brett Moore, Sara Neves, Paolo Patelli, Pedro Pitarch, Blanca Pujals, Benedikt Stoll, James Taylor-Foster, John Thackara and Andreas Töpfer.

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Archifutures Vol.4: Thresholds, 210 pages, full color, 17 x 23 cm, ISBN: 978-84-947523-3-9

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A field guide to making the future of architecture

This volume is a call to practical action leading on from the theoretical approaches seen in Volume 2: The Studio. It presents a further selection from the Future Architecture platform call for ideas, and focuses firmly on the nitty-gritty of practice with projects and strategies that are on-site or site ready to shake up that future. These are the inspirational solutions and ideas, which could soon be transforming the landscape of architecture and our cities, reasserting the agency of what architecture in its widest sense can offer and mean.

Contributors include: Aleksandra Zarek; Andrej Strehovec; Plan Común; Esen Gökçe Özdamar and Murat Ateş; Guerilla Architects; Ignacio Gias; Jack Self; Jan Glasmeier, a.gor.a architects; Jana Čulek; Lavinia Scaletti; Léopold Lambert; Linnea Våglund and Leo Fidjeland; Manon Mollard; Urbz; Natasha Reid; Sara Neves and Felipe Estrela.

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Archifutures Vol.3: The Site, 210 pages, full color, 17 x 23 cm, ISBN: 978-84-944873-8-5

Latest contribution from Volume 3

Adapting Tradition for the Future

Fostering sustainability and a local sense of ownership

A field guide to speculating upon the future of architecture

If you want to change the world, you need to start with great ideas. This volume focus in particular is on the cutting-edge thinking and wider theoretical questions and themes that underpin the series, from reflections upon what our ideas of “future” really mean to the changing role of the architecture profession as a whole. Comprising speculative visions, essays and texts, this volume serves as a theoretical backdrop for the practical approaches seen in Volume 3: The Site.

This volume comprises speculative visions, essays and texts from contributors including: Ana Jeinić, Miloš Kosec, Clément Blanchet, Amateur Cities, Liam Young, Something Fantastic, Merve Bedir, Tomaž Pipan, Davide Tommaso Ferrando, Tiago Torres-Campos and Reinier de Graaf.

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Archifutures Vol.2: The Studio, 197 pages, full color, 17 x 23 cm, ISBN: 978-84-944873-7-8

Latest contribution from Volume 2

Occupy Facebook!

New spaces for architecture criticism

A field guide to communicating the future of architecture

The first volume of the collection maps the work of the institutions and organisations involved in communicating the new and innovative thought and practice leading architecture today, highlighting the strategies they use and programmes they run to support this.

Essays and interviews from the Museum of Architecture and Design, Ljubljana, the National Museum of XXI Century Arts, Rome, the Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel, CANactions, Kiev, Prishtina Architecture Week, Kosovo, the Lisbon Architecture Triennale and others give working examples of the roles that these organisations and institutions play in communication and education for those both within and beyond the field of architecture.

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Archifutures Vol.1: The Museum, 208 pages, full color, 17 x 23 cm, ISBN: 978-84-944873-6-1

Latest contribution from Volume 1

An Open Interface

Institution evolution in Graz