Pioneer Architects VIII
As a special edition of the Pioneer Architects for MoMoWo symposium entitled Women’s Creativity since the Modern Movement (1918-2018); Toward a New Perception and Reception is presented a narrative about emerging architects from Future Architecture Platform, a collaboration with Museum of Architecture and Design MAO, involving international institutions from the Future Architecture network. Five young emerging architects were selected from 2015 to present.
Starting in 2016 we present Lavinia Scaletti, an architectural and urban designer living and working in London, with previous professional experience in France and Chile. She undertakes independent research investigating issues of housing and urban development. Her expertise about the Seven Sisters Market, belonging to the London’s Latin community and being currently under threat of closure, was a source for the Citisation Podcast dedicated to the exploration of the city and its communities.
Lavinia’s project Zip City: Houseless not Homeless is another urban programme exploring a new way of living in cities without a house, redefining the concepts of ownership, sharing and home.
From the second generation of Future Architecture in 2017 a selection of three alumni, Lucia Than, Bika Rebek and Fani Kostourou, was done in the pool of many appealing projects and collaborations.
Fani Kostourou, originally from Greece, currently living and working in London as a postgraduate teaching assistant at The Bartlett School of Architecture, and Development Planning Unit, UCL.
Her project collaboration Mutual Growth is featured in Minha Casa Nossa Cidade: Innovating Mass Housing for Social Change in Brazil, published by Ruby Press and edited by Marc Angélil and Rainer Hehl in collaboration with Something Fantastic. She was also a curator for our 8th FOMA Built Projects That Inspired, where she explored five urban housing cases being celebrated for the development and enhancement of a musical heritage.
Return to Zion by Lucia Than draws from a material-semiotic approach to critically translate cultural paradigms into urban tactics, and proposes a rooted rehousing of settlers into the Israeli urban fabric while exposing the spatial implications of conflicting political agendas.
Lucia Tahan’s independent research is based at the intersection of architecture and politics.
Bika Rebek is practicing within heterogeneous formats, from performances, installations and writing, acting as catalysts for open-ended thinking about architectural production. Bika is the director of Tools for Show, a global design practice focused on exhibition projects and sits on the Advisory Board of the Future Architecture Platform. Her project Invisible Blanket is a simple device creating a protected zone on a downtown Manhattan roof. Made out of emergency blankets creates an infinitely thin and virtually invisible surface against New York surveillance cameras as the average pedestrian in downtown Manhattan is recorded by 78 cameras per minute.
From Mexico City was in 2018 selected Tania Tovar, architect, writer and curator with an interest for narratives where architecture stands as main character. She founded Proyector, a curatorial platform and an exhibition space in Mexico City.
She created a documentary In Articulo Mortis: Chronicles for an Afterlife that explores the histories of buildings on the eve of their demise. It turns architecture into the central character of a narrative, restoring to literature the vast territories of a building’s afterlife.
Architectuul is looking forward to explore more of young Pioneers Architects from the Future Architecture Platform in the Future.