Future Architecture Platform: Lecture by Ana Jeinić

photo: Bojan Mrđenović - <i>The Future</i> series


On Thursday, 10 March 2016 Ana Jeinić will hold the second in a series of six lectures in Oris House of Architecture as part  of the Future Architecture Platform, titled Architecture After the Future.

According to social theorists such as Marc Augé or Franco Bifo Berardi, we live in an age characterized by the collapse of the very idea of the future: in the last decades of the 20th century, with the repeated economic crisis, the discouraging Reports to the Club of Rome, and the seemingly definite collapse of the socialist project, our belief in the future was irreparably shattered. Taking into account that in its conventional sense architectural project is always a project of the future, the described situation must have had profound consequences for architecture as a discipline. This is why, before speculating on future architecture, we should first address the question: How can architectural design adapt to the post-futurist cultural condition... and, if yes, has the process of adaptation already started? The lecture Architecture After the Future is an attempt of engaging with this conundrum.
Ana Jeinić

Ana Jeinić is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Architectural Theory, Art History and Cultural Studies in Graz, where she was also teaching from 2010 until 2015. She studied architecture and philosophy in Graz, and was, in the framework of her studies, a guest scholar at the University IUAV in Venice and the Delft University of Technology. In 2014, she was a guest researcher and lecturer at the University of Edinburgh. She is co-editor and co-author of the book Is There (Anti)Neoliberal Architecture?, and a regular contributor to GAM - Graz Architecture Magazine. Her current research focuses on the relationship between architectural concepts and political strategies in the era of neoliberalism.

The lecture will be delivered in English.

Future Architecture is the first pan-European platform for architecture museums, festivals and producers, bringing ideas on the future of cities and architecture closer to the wider public.

Our goals:

- Think Future. We highlight the emerging generation of talents in various disciplines and explore and share their ideas about the future of cities and architecture.
- Exchange. 14 organisers from 13 countries create a pan-European programme, visit emerging creators and present their ideas at exhibitions, conferences, lectures and workshops, in books and on the web.
- Raise awareness. The platform makes complex issues of architecture comprehensible to everyone, and promotes a more sustainable living environment.
- Build commitment. A Future Architecture European Quality label recognizes organisers who work with aspiring emerging talents and show their commitment to the platform objectives.

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. It promotes European innovation, architecture, culture, knowledge and social capital through a single common platform. 

Project Manager for Oris House of Architecture is architect and curator Ana Dana Beroš.

Coordinating entity: 
Museum of Architecture and Design, Ljubljana (SI);

Oris House ofArchitecture, Zagreb (HR)
Museum of Architecture in Wrocław (PL)
Belgrade InternationalArchitecture Week (SR)
National Museum of XXI Century Arts, Rome (IT)
House of Architecture,Graz (AT)
Copenhagen Architecture Festival (DK)
Tirana Architecture Week (AL)
DesignBiotop, Ljubljana (SI)
Lisbon Architecture Triennale (PT)
Ruby Press, Berlin (DE);

Associate members:
Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel (CH)
Prishtina Architecture Week (RKS)
CANactions, Kiev (UA)


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