New Generations Festival – Futurology



Futurology – The future of the profession

when: from November 26th to November 30th
where: La Palazzina Reale – Piazza della Stazione – Santa Maria Novella railway station
participation: open

After the success of the 1st edition, the New Generations Festival is back with a new international happening: the 2nd edition of the Festival will be held in Florence, at “La Palazzina Reale”, located inside Santa Maria Novella railway station.

Futurology has been organized by New Generations, sponsored by the Board of Architects of Florence and the FAF, Board of Architects of Florence Foundation.

The New Generations event is organized around three typologies of activities, with more than 60 local and international guests. They will be called to confront themselves on some of the central topics that are characterizing our discipline.

(1) A series of “traditional” theoretical activities: debates, conferences, round tables, with the participation of some young architectural practices such as space&matter, ndvr, ofl architecture, exhibit, ciclostile architettura…Saturday and Sunday – November 29th-30th – we will introduce the “Speaking Corner” and our “Survive Style 4”. The first one to investigate the potential of the public space in our cities, and the 2nd one to discuss about new sustainable funding models that are changing the discipline under many aspects.

(2) Some experimental formats of presentation: two Pecha Kucha nights (Futurology and Techno Communications), with 10 international guests each. And much more innovative formats, such as our “shared lectures”, one “menage a trois” and more than 20 “soapbox” lectures.

(3) Practical activities: our agenda of activities is based on a constant investigation towards a practical approach, with the realization of some activities based on construction and experimentation. Some workshops (open to students, architects and other related disciplines) will be conducted by international teams of tutors such as Orizzontale, The Milktrain, Aparicioeeraerts and Fala Atelier, and a selection of experimental groups related with, art, theater and cinema, such as Codice Ivan and Faithful to the Subject.

All the info in the New Generations official page.

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