Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa

ArchiFuture chooses Lisbon to launch the Volume 4

The international launch of Volume 4 of the Archifutures collection, which integrates the series of publications from the Future Architecture Platform entitled Thresholds, was held in Lisbon at Espaço do Espelho d’Água on October 26, 2017, at 9 pm. The book presentation proposed a talk with Fiona Shipwright, designer Diana Portela and architecture critic Ethel Baraona Pohl. Edited by &beyond and published by the specialised publisher dpr-barcelona, ​​this volume is part of the collection that accompanies the Future Architecture Platform project, of which the Lisbon Architecture Triennale has been a member since its creation.

This conversation included a cocktail dinatoire and took place following the Critical Distance conference which elected four emerging authors from the Future Architecture call, representing a second meeting moment among different generations of architects. In this context, a pop-up book store was created to promote the sale of the complete collection. The first volume had been presented in Portugal as part of the coordination meeting of Future Architecture members in 2016.

Volume 4 of Thresholds, A field guide to navigating the future of architecture’ is edited by Sophie Lovell and Fiona Shipwright and raises two main questions: ‘how can you navigate towards something when there are no fixed points, when you cannot determine your position?’ and ‘how do you know where to go, or even know when you have got there?’ It is an investigation on how architecture, traditionally considered 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 now.

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

Fact sheet:
Title: Archifutures. Volume 4: Thresholds. A field guide to navigating the future of architecture.
Editors: Sophie Lovell, Fiona Shipwright — &beyond
Design: Diana Portela
Publisher: dpr-barcelona
Language: English
Cover: Softcover with flaps
Size: 17 x 23 cm
Number of Pages: 210
Images: Color
Date: October 2017
ISBN: 978-84-947523-3-9