Archifutures is the publishing project accompanying and expanding upon the Future Architecture platform, a Europe-wide network and EU-funded initiative set up by the Museum of Architecture and Design in Ljubljana. It features projects and initiatives from young practices supported by the network as well as contributions from more established voices that are helping to shape the architecture, cities and societies of tomorrow.
The ongoing Archifutures series is a truly European collaboration: originally conceived, edited and designed by the publishing collective &beyond, it has now evolved into a pioneering digital and print project masterminded by dpr-barcelona, publishers and Future Architecture platform members. It merges the possibilities of critical editorial work, innovative printing and active user intervention allowing readers to select texts from the series online, according to individual interest, and order their own custom compilations.
Archifutures books available in selected bookshops, map here ⟶
Archifutures publishing project
Promoter: Future Architecture platform
Publishing platform conceived by: dpr-barcelona
Series concept, editing and design: &beyond
Editors: Sophie Lovell, Fiona Shipwright, George Kafka, Rob Wilson and Florian Heilmeyer
Books graphic design by: Diana Portela, &beyond
Web design and development: De Vargas Studio + Kamalyon
Press inquiries: Bureau N
dpr-barcelona is an architectural research practice based in Barcelona and working within three main areas of interest: publishing, criticism and curating. Their work explores how architecture as a discipline reacts at the intersection between politics, technology, economics and social issues.
dpr-barcelona has been a member of the Future Architecture platform since 2016.
Founded in Berlin in 2016, &beyond is a transdisciplinary publishing collective of editors, writers and graphic designers. For &beyond, print and digital are not mutually exclusive; simply two aspects of the collective’s mission: to communicate things worth saying in a manner worth reading in the age of entanglement.
Editors: Rob Wilson, George Kafka, Sophie Lovell, Fiona Shipwright and Florian Heilmeyer.
Design: Diana Portela with Janar Siniloo and Lena Giovanazzi.
Future Architecture platform
Future Architecture is the first pan-European platform of architecture museums, festivals and producers, bringing ideas on the future of cities and architecture closer to the wider public. The Future Architecture platform introduces and celebrates innovation, experimentation and the ideas of a generation that will design the architecture and build Europe’s cities in the years to come.
Future Architecture platform is coordinated by the Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO), Ljubljana. Director Matevž Celik
Future Architecture platform members: Oris House of Architecture, Zagreb (HR), Museum of Architecture in Wrocław (PL), Belgrade International Architecture Week (SR), National Museum of XXI Century Arts, Rome (IT), House of Architecture, Graz (AT), Copenhagen Architecture Festival (DK), Tirana Architecture Week (AL), One Architecture Week (BG), Design Biotop, Ljubljana (SI), Lisbon Architecture Triennale (PT), dpr-barcelona (ES), CANactions, Kiev(UA), Bureau N, (DE); associate members: Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel (CH), Prishtina Architecture Week (RKS), Forecast, Berlin (DE), Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (PT)
The Archifutures publishing project is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License. It allows sharing but not commercial nor derivative use of the material in any medium or format.
Every effort has been made to trace copyright holders and to obtain their permission for the use of copyrighted material. In the event of any copyright holder being inadvertently omitted, please contact the publishers directly to make corrections and solve attributions.