Our participation in Future Architecture Platform's European network continues to bear fruit
We visited Ljubljana for the Matchmaking Conference to choose five of the proposals shortlisted from Future Architecture Platform’s open call.
Once again, we've measured the pulse of emerging creativity within a wider European context, also encompassing territories beyond the EU area, such as Balkan countries. Between 13 and 15 February 2019, the Triennale got to know the proposals that gathered the most votes from Future Architecture Platform’s members. Among the shortlisted, we chose five projects to be part of the programme of Triennale 2019, under the participatory component carried out by our Educational Service.
The platform received 357 applications from 60 different countries, confirming its democratically and geographically inclusive character. For the Matchmaking Conference, 25 finalists were selected through a scoring system: eighteen were chosen by the members of the platform, three by the students that participated in previous editions and one through public voting. The remaining three were the winners of the Young Talent Architecture Award. MAO – Museum of Architecture and Design (Ljubljana), one of the most important museums dedicated to architecture and design in Eastern Europe, hosted the meeting. The three days gathered interested parties and professionals from the fields of architecture and design, the ideal setting for networking between peers, authors and cultural operators.
The proposals reflected the words of Giovanna Borasi, chief curator of CCA – Canadian Centre for Architecture, as she looked back at the previous year when she mentioned that the work of young thinkers should not simply adapt to circumstances but should look at where others don't. As members of this platform, we were able to get to know from the inside the ideas and quality of the finalists' work, selecting five which best fitted the participatory activities we intended to develop. This time around, the invitation was for the design of an educational programme geared towards university students and adults.