Following investigations into competition and awards culture, the AF's 'And The Winner Is..?' series returns with a final event on Monday 24 June, to investigate the purpose and impact of the architectural fesitvals, biennales, and urban-scale exhibitions.
A headline event of the London Festival of Architecture, 'Urban Exhibitionism' will see an international panel of biennale and festival circuit representatives present their position towards and experience of festivals; asking what an architecture or design festival is for, and how it can effectively impact upon its host city to leave a lasting change.
Tickets to this event will also enable access to the Design Museum's current exhibitions from 5pm. The event will start promptly at 6.30pm, and will be followed by a drinks reception (cash bar) and opportunity to view the Design Museum's Lesser Known Architecture show.
Shumi Bose, Curatorial Collaborator, 13th Venice Biennale of Architecture
Ben Evans, Director, London Design Festival
Beatrice Galilee, Chief Curator, Lisbon Architecture Triennale
Jovan Jelovac, Founder and Creative Director, Belgrade Design Week
Deyan Sudjic, Director, Design Museum (and Director of the 8th Venice Archiecture Biennale)
TBC representative, Oslo Triennale
Chaired by Paul Finch, Chairman, Design Council CABE, (and programme director of the World Architecture Festival), the event will explore and critique the purpose and impact of architectural festivals and beinnales.
Further speakers to be announced.
'Urban Exhibitionsim' follows two previous events in ‘And The Winner Is…?’ series, ‘Competitive Advantages?’, which saw an international panel investigate the issues that architectural competitions raise from the perspectives of architect, organiser and client, was followed by Awards: What Are They Good For? an investigation into the purpose and impact of architectural awards. Full recordings of both events are now available to view on the AF website.
And the Winner Is...? Media Partner: The Architectural Review.
The Urban Exhibitionism? event is kindly supported by The Design Museum, and The Royal Norwegian Embassy in London
Image: Belgrade Design Week. Courtesy BDW.