FUTURE LIVING at Westival in Szczecin
The exhibition FUTURE LIVING forms the main axis of the 13th Festival of Architecture WESTIVAL in Szczecin (15th-27th October, 2019). KOSMOSPOLIS. THE FUTURE OF CITIES is the motto of the festival and the legendary Cinema Kosmos is the central space for the events.
WESTIVAL is a unique initiative of the Association of Polish Architects, Szczecin Branch (SARP Szczecin). It is one of the oldest and most important projects in Poland dedicated to the art of architecture.
A modern school for children and city residents, circular buildings, sustainable social housing or temporary urban spaces integrating citizens and forming the identity of a new district, are just some of the ambitious city development and architectural projects located in various parts of Central Denmark Region and presented at the exhibition Future Living.
The exhibition investigates the challenges we are facing globally and explores new opportunities for the sustainable development of our future – in Denmark and throughout Europe.
Future Living addresses several of the UN’s 17 global goals for sustainable development, where urbanisation, climate and welfare are identified as some of the major global challenges.
Through in-depth insights of specific projects, this exhibition shows how cities and rural areas are rethinked today to solve the challenges of tomorrow. Within the themes of sustainable cities & communities, welfare and education and climate change adaption, the projects will give examples of how we can rethink the future and contribute to the sustainable development of our society.
Future Living is an international exhibition developed as part of Aarhus European Capital of Culture 2017. Its aim is to invite cities and citizens around Europe to discuss and to create ideas and solutions on our common future.
In Poland, the exhibition was already presented at the newly opened ZODIAK Warsaw Pavilion of Architecture (8.03-26.05.2019) and in Bałtyk/Concordia Design in Poznań (30.05-31.08).
The exhibition is curated by Rising Culture and Business/Denmark and developed in cooperation with the Municipality of Aarhus, Denmark and the Danish Cultural Institute in Poland.
Co-operation: Association of Polish Architects, Szczecin Branch (SARP Szczecin)
The exhibition is financially supported by the Municipality of Aarhus, Central Denmark Region, Foundation of Aarhus European Capital of Culture 2017, the Danish foundations: Dreyers Fond and Boligfonden Kuben as well as the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Danish Ministry of Culture within the programme of cultural cooperation and dialogue between Denmark and Poland: Polen-Satsningen 2018-2020.
Exhibition Future Living
Lecture by Aleksander Kongshaug from the Danish architecture office 3XN
Al. Wojska Polskiego 5, Szczecin