Future Architecture Platform: lecture by Miloš Kosec



On Wednesday, 27 April 2016 at 8 pm Miloš Kosec will hold the fourth in a series of six lectures in Oris House of Architecture as part  of the Future Architecture Platform, titled Ruincarnations.

The post-industrial age rediscovered fascination with ruins: from shabby chic to ruin-porn, the imprint of decay on repetitive standardized production serves as a trigger of commodification. On the other hand, deindustrialization process has emptied vast urban areas and can be considered as perhaps the greatest producer of ruins of all times. The lecture critically examines architectural manifestations of contemporary ruin-lust. What do ruins tell us about possibilities to re-examine architectural planning? And: is there an emancipatory core in the fascination with ruins and decay that is worth saving?

Miloš Kosec is an architect, editor and publicist living and working in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He graduated from Faculty of Architecture of Ljubljana University in 2013 with the Master's thesis Ruin as an Architectural Object, for which he received Plečnik and Prešeren awards. The thesis was published as a book in 2013. He is a practicing architect and landscape designer and has won several prizes for his work. He is also researching, writing and publishing articles in national and international architectural magazines, focusing primarily on architecture, architectural history, political and social aspects of architectural design. He is a member of the editorial boards of Praznine, Magazine for Architecture, Art and Spatial Culture (Ljubljana) and Outsider Magazine (Ljubljana – Vienna). He has participated in a number of national and international conferences. In 2016 he was nominated as one of the members of Future Architecture Platform. In 2016 he will participate at BINA architectural festival in Belgrade, CANactions architectural festival in Kiev and Wroclaw Architectural Museum conference. 

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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