Designing Futures: Rethinking the Architect's Practice
Designing Futures: Rethinking the Architect’s Practice
27 November 2018
6 PM to 9:00 PM
Consulate General of Finland, New York
Introduction & moderator:
“I think architect’s skills are completely wasted on making buildings. But I don’t see it as weakening the profession, I see it as strengthening. It means that the profession can find traction in other fields: the architect as strategist, as politician, as planner; the architect as curator or editor or writer, as activist or storyteller. Finding ways to operate in other disciplines just gives us much more agency.” - Liam Young on UnCube Magazine, Sept 2015
Digitalization and emerging technologies are rapidly changing the environment and the cities we live in. Augmented and virtual reality have added new layers to existing spaces while different apps have created various platforms to socialize in. How we understand and experience space is in constant flux.
Is architecture as a profession adequately responding to these global developments? How diverse will the profession be–or should it be– in the future? Is there a danger that the profession will not adapt to the changes as holistically as it should? Are architects possibly slowly marginalizing themselves if the majority of the profession is solely focused on designing and building cities as they used to be? Or could it be argued that a multidisciplinary approach within the profession of architecture makes the discipline a more relevant than ever.
Designing Futures explores these themes with professionals acting in different fields of architecture; as researchers, journalists, curators and practicing architects.
The event is free of charge. Seating is limited, please RSVP through Eventbrite to secure your spot.
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Partners and sponsors:
Designing Futures is co-hosted by Eva Geitel and the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York.
Supported by the Consulate General of Finland in New York; The Association of Finnish Architects’ Offices; Alfred Kordelin Foundation, Finland and Arts Promotion Finland.