Set to launch in September 2022, this three-week long virtual event will be 100% free to attend, and you can attend all or some of the talks as you would like. Register to receive invitations and updates for Future Fest by hitting the blue button below and filling in your details:
Future Fest will take place over three weeks in September, with each week focusing on a different scale.
Week 1: The Future of Cities
Future Fest starts with a focus on urban space, from the re-imagining of ancient metropolises to the emergence of newly planned ‘smart cities’. Featuring experts in the fields of urban planning, public space design and landscape architecture, we’ll explore the art of place-making against the backdrop of COVID-19, urbanization, remote work and more. Tentative topics for Week 1 include:
Day 1 | 9/12 | Live Talk | Introduction to Future Fest
Day 2 | 9/13 | Editorial Series | Urbanism in the Post-Pandemic Era
Day 3 | 9/14 | Panel Discussion | How Can We Design Better Cities?
Day 4 | 9/15 | Editorial Series | Reimagining Landscape Architecture
Day 5 | 9/16 | Live Talk | Rendering the Future City
Week 2: The Future of Architecture
Zooming in to the individual building scale, we’ll explore the world’s best projects across all typologies, from houses and offices to museums and schools. We’ll speak to the architects behind these buildings, as they reveal how emerging design and construction processes could enable a new era of more sustainable, resilient and equitable architecture. Tentative topics for Week 2 include:
Day 6 | 9/19 | Live Talk | Buildings for a Changing World
Day 7 | 9/20 | Editorial Series | Redefining Sustainable Architecture
Day 8 | 9/21 | Panel Discussion | Can Technology Can Transform Construction?
Day 9 | 9/22 | Editorial Series | The Adaptive Reuse Revolution
Day 10 | 9/23 | Live Talk | Dismantling the Culture of Icons in Architecture
Week 3: The Future of Materials
Finally, we’ll throw the spotlight on extraordinary architectural details and material innovations in contemporary construction. We’ll speak to architects that are harnessing traditional materials in dynamic new ways, challenging technical limitations to create buildings that are more resilient, more beautiful and more ergonomic for their users. Tentative topics for Week 3 include:
Day 11 | 9/26 | Live Talk | The World’s Best Design Details
Day 12 | 9/27 | Editorial Series | Material Revolutions
Day 13 | 9/28 | Panel Discussion | The Future of Prefabricated Design
Day 14 | 9/29 | Editorial Series | The Timber Revolution
Day 15 | 9/30 | Live Talk | What Should Future Architecture Be Made Of?
A more detailed rundown of live talks and topics to be covered will be announced in the coming weeks. You can be among the first to hear about them by registering below.
To mark the launch of the 10th anniversary A+Awards last fall, many renowned architects spoke with Architizer about their hopes for the future of architecture, and Future Fest aims to continue these conversations into the new season.
Who will be speaking at Future Fest?
- AL_A (Amanda Levete Architects)
- Adjaye Associates
- Ema Peter Photography
- Heatherwick Studio
- James Corner Field Operations
- Koichi Takada Architects
- Michael Green Architects
- Sanjay Puri Architects
- Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)
- Studio Gang
- Studio Libeskind
- Zaha Hadid Architects
Make sure to sign up so you can discover who will be speaking at the event, and stay up to date with all the excitement in the build up to the festival. Future Fest 2022 is also welcoming relevant sponsors that make products and tools centered around architectural innovation; if you’re part of a brand that may be interested in partnering with Architizer, you can reach out to us at email@example.com with the subject line “Future Fest Partnership” and we’ll send you all the information you need.
Where and when is Future Fest?
Event Launch: September 12, 2022
Duration: 3 Weeks (September 12 to September 30)
Location: Virtual / Global, hosted by Architizer.com
Expected Attendance: 5,000+ Architects, Designers and Other Creative Professionals
Your Host: Architizer
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Top image: P House by Studio MK27, Awarded Best Architecture Firm in Central and South America (2022 Jury Winner); photo by Fernando Guerra