Talks. Sustainable Futures | FAST

Due to reaching the full capacity of the original venue, a live stream will be organized at a second location at the Politehnica University Conference Center.


The Festival for Architecture Schools of Tomorrow connects and mobilizes, for the first time, the 5 architecture schools in Romania - Timișoara, Cluj, Oradea, Iași and Bucharest- and expands this cooperation network through the invited schools from neighboring countries. The first edition takes place in Timișoara, European Capital of Culture 2023. In focus: issues related to the Sustainable Development Goals of the 17th UIA World Congress: Sustainable Futures. Leave No One Behind.

The TALKS section fosters exchanges between the fields of architectural education and professional practice in Romania as well as current international methodologies and design approaches that focus on social environmental sustainability.  

The second day of the talks section will be opened with a keynote speech by Professor Natalie Mossin, Head of the Institute at the Royal Danish Academy and the President of Congress for the UIA World Congress of Architects, 2023, “Sustainable Futures – Leave no one Behind”. The lecture will be followed by a conversation between Madame Mossin and the Deans from Romania and the Euroregion, focused on the intersection between the sustainability goals set by UIA and the pedagogical methodologies needed in countering the speculative growth patterns visible in our part of Europe. After a break, the argument will be further carried through by keynote speeches by Christian Benimana Group Co-Executive Director and Senior Principal at Mass Design Group and by Shanghai based architect Lyndon Neri (founder of Neri &Hu).

  • 17:00-17:30 Opening
  • 17:30-18:00 Natalie Mossin UIA Address
  • 18:00-18:45 Debate between the deans
  • 18:45-19.00 Break
  • 19:05-20:00 Conference Christian Benimana
  • 20:00-20:15 Break
  • 20:20-21:20 Conference Lyndon Neri 

FAST Festival for Architecture Schools of Tomorrow is a festival developed by the Romanian Order of Architects, financed by the Stamp of Architecture, hosted and co-organized in 2023 by the UPT Campus Creative project. 

UPT Campus Creativ is a project initiated by the Politehnica University of Timișoara, part of the national cultural program "Timișoara - European Capital of Culture in 2023", financed by the Grow Timișoara 2023 program, run by the Timișoara Project Center, with amounts allocated from the budget of state, through the budget of the Ministry of Culture.

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