Archifutures constitutes an open repository of selected edited contributions, theoretical and practical contents taken from Future Architecture platform member’s activities and proposals from emerging creatives. This platform will function both as a bookshelf and as an analytical tool for the activities carried out by Future Architecture platform and its members, and its impact in the construction of contemporary architectural discourse. The operative dimension of this project constitutes a step beyond in the conceptualisation of publishing practice for digital scenarios where outcomes are not a closed result, but a means of communication between institutions, the publishers and their audience, thus allowing feedback and reconceptualisation.
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Archifutures publishing project
Promoter: Future Architecture platform
Publishing concept: dpr-barcelona
Collection concept, contents, editing and books design: &beyond
Web design and development: De Vargas Studio + Kamalyon
Press inquiries: Bureau N
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.
An architectural research practice based in Barcelona, dealing with three main lines: publishing, criticism and curating. Founded by Ethel Baraona Pohl and César Reyes Nájera, their work explore how architecture as discipline reacts in the intersection with politics, technology, economy and social issues. Their publications transcend the boundaries of conventional publications, explore the limits between printed matters and new media, and transform traditional publishing practice into a live exchange of knowledge. Since 2016 dpr-barcelona is a Future Architecture platform member.
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.