Future School
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Ana Betancour — 2021.5.14 01:59 PM

The age of the Anthropocene, Chthulucene, Capitalocene or the New Climatic Regime show massive evidence of how human activities have had a significant impact and damage on the biosphere. The rapid urbanisation of the twentieth century and its related extraction of resources have led to an uncontrollable situation with a large impact on the environment and its ability to sustain itself. The ecological footprint of humanity today is the equivalent of almost two times the surface of the Earth.

This means that the area needed to support the world’s population currently by far exceeds the supply of resources and the regenerative capacity of nature. In the last quarter of a century, the global economy has doubled in size and increased consumption has caused the degradation of an estimated 60 per cent of the world's ecosystems. The natural disasters of recent years, the threat of water shortage, rising sea levels, increasing pollution and the dependency on finite natural resources further illustrate the urgency for questioning the current models of urban and rural development.

The ecological crisis is only one of the results of a global systemic crisis: uneven global and local development, increasing inequalities and living conditions, displacement and migration. There is a necessity for a broad understanding of the complex economic, political, social, and environmental forces that influence urban and rural development and transformation today, as well as an urgent need for holistic, interdisciplinary and experimental approaches to address these challenges and opportunities in spatial practices.

This project explores how the global crisis affects local conditions, looking at emerging alternative practices. Utilising Future School as a platform through which to exchange ideas and experiences, host a series of round table discussions, and produce an online archive and interactive cartography of projects focussing on critical pedagogies around ecology, the commons, environmental justice, decolonisation and social engagement. Striving to build the foundations for a common ground of open communication where new networks of collaboration can happen, the project will result in an Atlas of Global and Local Imaginaries.

Programme organisers:
Ana Betancour & Carl-Johan Vesterlund

Team
Ana Betancour, Matthew Butcher, Killian Doherty, Oriana Eliçabe, Ahn Jae Woo, Leonidas Martin, David Ortega Martinez, Mateusz Pozar, Dann Jessen, Han Sung Pil, Heidi Svenningsen-Kajita, David Valldeby, Carl-Johan Vesterlund, Tobias Westerlund

Ana Betancour — 2021.5.18 01:27 PM
Ana Betancour — 2021.5.14 01:50 PM

Open roundtable discussions on various themes:

Critical and Transformative Pedagogics
Decolonisation and Anti-racist Education
Radical Practices for Sustainability
Emerging Ecologies
Alternative Artistic Practices for Social Engagement
Ar(c)tivism and Creative Dissent

Online, live, and recorded

Schedule of live events will be announced here.
Recordings of the roundtable discussions will be uploaded during the duration of the Biennale and available here.

Ana Betancour — 2021.5.18 01:17 PM

PRACTISING RADICALITY FOR A SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE:
Ways of Seeing, Ways of Being, Ways of Dreaming…
12:00 (BST/WET) 13:00 (C.E.T) 10th September 2021.

Unfortunately, due to illness the roundtable has to be postponed, and a new date will be announced as soon as possible.

Ana Betancour — 7 days ago

PRACTISING RADICALITY FOR A SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE: Ways of Seeing, Ways of Being, Ways of Dreaming…

Ana Betancour — 2 weeks ago

PRACTISING RADICALITY FOR A SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE:
Ways of Seeing, Ways of Being, Ways of Dreaming…

12:00 (BST/WET) 13:00 (C.E.T) 10th September 2021.
ONLINE via Zoom
Zoom link will be released here on the day of the event.

A round table discussion with Ana Betancour, Sonja Oliveira, Jonathan Mosley, Torsten Schröder as a set of propositions and provocations of how we see, live together, imagine alternative futures for a radical architecture for sustainability. Drawing on multidisciplinary insights, the round table will stretch the possibilities of how we represent, create and dream an architecture that embodies and inhabits complexity and entanglement in all its guises.

Ana Betancour — 2 weeks ago
Ana Betancour — 2021.5.14 01:51 PM

Displaying the work of various members of the network and collaborations, the Archive will gradually be built up during the duration of the Biennale with projects, recorded roundtable discussions, films and material looking at emerging alternative practices, focussing on critical pedagogies around ecology, the commons, environmental justice, ar(c)tivism, decolonisation and social engagement.

Ana Betancour — 2021.5.18 05:06 PM
Ana Betancour — 2021.5.14 01:52 PM
Ana Betancour — 2021.5.14 02:32 PM

Symposium to celebrate the launch P.E.A.R. Paper for Emerging Architectural Research, Issue 8: Local/Global

Ana Betancour — 2021.5.14 02:21 PM

Symposium to celebrate the launch P.E.A.R. Paper for Emerging Architectural Research, Issue 8: Global/Local

Ana Betancour — 2021.5.18 10:47 AM

A community of ongoing projects and collaborations connecting alternative artistic, professional, research, teaching practices, projects and trajectories.

Ana Betancour — 2021.5.18 11:45 AM
An Atlas of Global and Local Imaginaries

An Atlas of Global and Local Imaginaries

Online, Workshop

A common ground for communication and collaboration

Overview

The global ecological crisis is just one indicator of a global systemic crisis: uneven global and local development, and the increasing disparity in living conditions, displacement and migration. There is a necessity for a broad understanding of the complex economic, political, social and environmental forces that influence urban and rural development and transformation today. There is also an urgent need for holistic, interdisciplinary and experimental approaches to address these challenges and opportunities in urban planning and architecture.

This project explores how the global shapes the local, looking at emerging alternative practices. Utilising Future School as a platform through which to exchange ideas and experiences, host a series of round table discussions, and produce an online archive and interactive cartography of projects focussing on critical pedagogies around ecology, the commons, environmental justice, decolonisation and social engagement. Striving to build the foundations for a common ground of open communication where new networks of collaboration can happen, the project will result in an Atlas of Global and Local Imaginaries.

Exhibition program participants

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Workers blocking the street during a protest in Vicenza. May 2021

The Venetian Team — The Venetian Team: Lagoon Dialogues — 20 hours ago

Maestranze dello Spettacolo Veneto during the protest at La Fenice Theatre. June 2021

The Venetian Team — The Venetian Team: Lagoon Dialogues — 20 hours ago

Demonstration in front of La Fenice Theatre in Venice. June 2021

The Venetian Team — The Venetian Team: Lagoon Dialogues — 20 hours ago

Venetian workers from art and cultural sector, protesting during lockdown. May 2020

The Venetian Team — The Venetian Team: Lagoon Dialogues — 20 hours ago

AWI (Art Workers Italia) during the occupation of the Piccolo Teatro in Milan. April 2021

The Venetian Team — The Venetian Team: Lagoon Dialogues — 20 hours ago

Screenshot from the Dialogues #002 - Lunch at Korean Pavilion

The Venetian Team — The Venetian Team: Lagoon Dialogues — 20 hours ago

New Project from Officina Marghera and Architetture Precarie

The Venetian Team — The Venetian Team: Lagoon Dialogues — 23 hours ago

Pandemic and Mechanical Surveillance_Alex Taek-Gwang Lee

Future School Staff — Futurology of Schools — Yesterday

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