Director and curator Tom Kovac and Fleur Watson are currently leading a group of international thinkers and educators investigating the future of the city of Maribor in Slovenia, which has been named European Capital of Culture for 2012. As part of the Maribor2012, European Capital of Culture festivities, 2112Ai [Architectural intelligence] 100YC (100 Year City) will investigate and identify disruptive patterns of global change and envisage impacts on architecture, urbanism and life in the extreme future – demonstrating how new forms of practice are responding to external demands on architecture. 2112Ai 100YC brings together 100 visionaries including progressive international architecture schools under the directorship of many of the world’s most innovative architects. Each school is invited to propose a visionary project or master plan for the City of Maribor and work within trans-disciplinary teams that may include architects, engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs, economists, artists and urbanists amongst others. A curated selection of the submitted master plan visions will be presented within the Slovenian Pavilion at the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale in conjunction with a related exhibition in the Australian Pavilion.
Participating RMIT Architecture exhibitors include:
Prof Leon van Schaik, Assoc Prof Paul Minifie, Assoc Prof Vivian Mitsogianni, Lecturer Roland Snooks and RMIT Architecture students.
The Architects Radio Show
Stuart Harrison, HaW Architects, RMIT Architecture Lecturer (1999-2011), Alumni (Professional, Masters by Research)
Simon Knott, BKK Architects, Alumni (Professional)
Christine Phillips, RMIT Architecture Lecturer, Alumni (Professional)
Rory Hyde, RMIT Architecture Alumni (Professional, PhD)
Launched in 2004 by Harrison and Knott, The Architects is a not-for-profit weekly radio program promoting architecture to a broader audience. Joined in 2008 by RMIT lecturer and architect Phillips and with Hyde first as a producer and now international correspondent, the program covers local and international architecture, urban design and sustainability issues.