Attend ‘Our City,’ A 3-Day Online Event That Will Explore The Built Environment
The annual Anthology Festival invites us to look at our city and inspire change for a better tomorrow
For the past 5 years, Anthology Festival has delved into themes that revolve around current events in the hopes of furthering the practice of Architecture and its involvement in making the city a better place for all. This year, the 6th Anthology Architecture and Design Festival is transformed into a 3-day virtual event that will reach an even wider public with free online accessibility. It is centered around the theme, “Our City”, that shines a light on the continuous transformation of architectural necessities that make our cities. It seeks to break down the shapes of our past cities to inform the adapting city of today.
The city is a fact of nature, like a cave, a run of mackerel or an ant-heap. But it is also a conscious work of art, and it holds within its communal framework many simpler and more personal forms of art. Mind takes form in the city; and in turn, urban forms condition mind.
A city is a complex series of cogs and wheels. One cog is seemingly unrelated to that of another wheel, but both have to be operating well for the whole system to actually work. It is an ecosystem of multi-disciplinary facets dependent within and outside of its community. The festival invites us to explore the principles of art, culture and architecture that foster positive human behavior, and ultimately, stimulate holistic progress in the built environment. It aims to reveal these contributions in an effort to join the conversation over a badly-needed system makeover.
“Our City” highlights the continuous redefinition of architecture in the city that challenges us to explore different fields in hopes to create a more cohesive and collaborative community. It forces us to express our ideas of a better tomorrow. The festival aims to inspire the individual to affect change in the face of adversity. It acts as a point of engagement to share experiences and address our challenges together.
Anthology Festival 2021 brings together leading practitioners in architecture, city building and the arts to lead lectures and discussions that aim to form ideas to build a better city. The theme, “Our City” reminds us of the shape we once thought Our City would take, and speculates what new form it is now actually taking. It is an avenue for appreciating the new reforms we have already adopted and improved it for a better future. As Architects and more importantly as citizens, we all play an important role in making decisions for Our City. We look forward to sharing our ideas.
For registration and more information, visit https://anthologyfest.org/.