Futures in the Making

13 – 28 November 2014

  • Cities: Game-Over? 2014. Courtesy James Pockson
  • Futures in the Making launch event. Courtesy Max Creasy http://maxcreasy.com
  • Brooklyn Co-Operative. 2014. Courtesy Yannis Halkiopoulos.
  • The Museum of Exchange, canopy conceptual image, 2014. Courtesy Alexandra McClean

In Autumn 2014 The Architecture Foundation presented Futures in the Making – an annual group exhibition showcasing speculative architectural futures explored in the work of recent architecture graduates.  

Grounded in a profound engagement with the regenerative potency of architecture, featured projects presented innovative and provocative forms of architectural exploration that reflect on architecture’s capacity to engage and foster new social narratives in the context of wider social, economic and technological change.

From London to Freetown, a global range of case studies explored socially oriented design schemes that engage in innovative forms of regeneration, placemaking and collective community identity. Featured projects ranged from research-based proposals for new museum sites in Sierra Leone and subversive masterplans for Swiss alpine communes to new forms of vernacular material making and visions for the design of cyber-urban space.

Futures in the Making aimed to share and explore these new ideas for architecture and infrastructure from a rising generation of architectural talent, and use the projects as a point of departure for further debates about the future of architecture and the profession.

The exhibition showcased an AF curated selection of drawings, models and research from the final projects of selected postgraduate students from London architecture schools.

Futures in the Making is a new annual exhibition curated by The Architecture Foundation, first established in Autumn 2013. This year’s edition has been curated by a joint AF Trustee and AF Staff team – led by Eric Parry, AF Trustee and Zofia Trafas, AF Exhibitions Curator. 

 Participants include:

Alastair Browning (The Bartlett School of Architecture, 2014)

Joe Davis (The Cass, 2014)

Eleanor Dodman (Architectural Association, 2014)

Tom Green (University of East London, 2014)

Yannis Halkiopoulos (University of Westminster, 2014)

Kate Lynham (University of Greenwich, 2014)

Alexandra McClean (The Cass, 2014)

Ruby Ray Penny (University of Westminster, 2014)

James Pockson (Royal College of Art, 2014)

Olivia Wright (Royal College of Art, 2014)

Sandra Youkhana (The Bartlett School of Architecture, 2014)

With special thanks to Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios for their support of the exhibition.