Future Architecture is announcing that Theatrum Mundi, a Paris and London based organisation, that expands the crafts of city-making through collaboration between urbanists and artists, is selected to become a full member of the Future Architecture platform and receive a platform grant in 2021 for Urban Movement Forum, a series of choreographic and urbanistic laboratories in London, Paris and Lisbon.
In 2021, Theatrum Mundi will work with six emerging creatives from the Future Architecture Platform at three short yet intense laboratories. Within the unique urban landscapes, where laboratories will take place, multi-disciplinary practitioners will deal with existing design techniques spanning choreography and urbanism, and develop these techniques further through experiments. The project builds on methods tested through workshops, research fellowships and public events led by Theatrum Mundi in collaboration with scholars, practitioners and organisations working across dance, architecture urban design and engineering.
Theatrum Mundi sees membership in Future Architecture as an opportunity to further enhance the ability to generate new transformational ideas that influence future practice by engaging emerging creatives and facilitating collaboration with other Future Architecture member institutions. After being established by Richard Sennett in 2012 as an academic project at LSE Cities, Theatrum Mundi is at the right stage of its development to join a network of institutions at a European scale, reflecting the reputation it is gaining as a producer of architectural culture and knowledge.
With its unique international organisation profile, which is a combination of research laboratory, design studio, public platform, and arts organisation, Theatrum Mundi strengthens the multi-disciplinary and pan-European nature of the platform and brings an important perspective of urbanism to the European Architecture Program.
Through new collaboration the Future Architecture platform and Theatrum Mundi will join forces to support the generation of transformational new ideas that influence future practice.