For its third edition and as part of the London Festival of Architecture, "Unknown: Strategies and Solutions in Shaping the Built Environment" is the annual conference led by women in architecture co-curated by Melodie Leung, Senior Associate at Zaha Hadid Architects and the Museum of Architecture, supported by Finsa.
This year’s theme unpacks the notion of crossing into the unknown in design, architecture, art and science, discussing the boundaries and cultural borders created and traversed through drawing and communication, memory and imagination and collaboration.
In forging a new and previously unknown horizon of possibilities, how can we create relevant means of communication and ways of envisioning boundaries which are productive rather than limiting? How does memory affect the ability to respond to an unknown future? How can new strategies be fostered within the built environment when designing across scales, cultures and differences?
The three sessions will focus on the following themes: Collaboration, Memory and Imagination and Drawing and Communication.
Panel of speakers include:
AMID.cero9 (Spanish Architects Cristina Díaz Moreno & Efrén Gª Grinda) ,Kate Davies (Founder of Unknown Fields + Liquid Factory), Anne Katerine Dolmen (Artist), Anne Beate Hovind (Curator, The Future Library), Hayfa Matar (Diplomat), Rona Meyuchjs-Koblenz (Kukka Studio), Vicky Richardson (Architectural Writer and Curator), Yara Sharif (NG Architects), Ellie Stathaki (Architecture Editor, Wallpaper*), Marina Otero Verzier (Director of Research, Het Nieuwe Institute), Jane Wernick (engineersHRW incorporating Jane Wernick Associates) and Yuge Zhou (Filmmaker).