New Generations Festival Rome Event, Architects VS Rest of the World, Italy

New Generations Festival – Architects VS Rest of the World

Programme of discussions, workshops and cultural activities in Rome, Italy

1 Sep 2017

New Generations Festival in Rome – Architects VS Rest of the World

New Generations Festival – Fourth Edition in Rome

The 4th edition of the New Generations Festival – Architects VS Rest of the World – proposes an intense programme of discussions, workshops and cultural activities, involving numerous international guests, gathered to reflect on the profession of the architect from multidisciplinary points of view.

After successful events in Milan (2013), Florence (2014) and Genoa (2015), Rome will host the fourth edition of the New Generations festival with the aim of creating a community of architects and experts from different disciplines, in order to redefine the role of architecture in contemporary society.

New Generations Festival – Architects VS Rest of the World

The initiative is part of the Cultural Agenda of the Association New Generations and is kindly supported by Comune di Roma Capitale and Estate Romana, OAR – Ordine Architetti Roma, Consiglio Nazionale Architetti Pianificatori Paesaggisti e Conservatori, Olandiamo – Ambasciata e Consolato Generale dei Paesi Bassi in Italia. The event will take place next September 24-26 at Casa Dell’Architettura – Acquario Romano in Rome.


The relation between the new generations of architects and other disciplines is a broad field of discussion that will be addressed via three umbrella topics: (a) Urban Vocabulary & Public Space, (b) New Economies & Values, and (c) Digital Infrastructure & New Media.

These 3 topics will be at the center of the debate during the Festival, inviting young architects, city makers, sociologists, economists, public & private institutions, startups, communication and digital media experts, web developers, programmers and many others professionals to discuss and exchange ideas. The discussion will see the participation of representatives from the wide network of the New Generations Platform, which counts more than 80 young practices and more than 500 international experts.

URBAN VOCABULARY & PUBLIC SPACE: cities are changing at a fast pace, is the profession and the way we face urban problems keeping up with this rapid developments? New Urban Vocabulary looks at the way architects are more and more becoming mediators in complex urban processes, proposing new ways of thinking not just in terms of urban planning methods, but ways of working with communities, re-activating and re-claiming public space.

NEW ECONOMIES & VALUES: how did the economic crisis of 2008 affect the profession? What do we mean when we talk about successful, sustainable and collaborative economic models in relation to the design field? Collaborative Economies proposes an investigation of the economic models behind successful, emerging and innovative architectural practices. The aim is to analyse the contemporary workscapes with a specific attention to economic sustainability, unveiling challenges and opportunities of the contemporary workfield.

DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURES & NEW MEDIA: New Technologies and Digital Media are changing the way we work in an unprecedented way, but what is the impact of those changes on the architectural profession? Which new figures and experts need to be involved in this highly complex process? Digital infrastructures looks at how seamlessly integrated technological systems run in the background of our cities but have the power to fundamentally change both the approach to architecture and the way we experience spaces, creating a base for innovation.

Location: Rome, Italy, southern Europe

Rome Architecture Events

Selection of architecture events in Rome on e-architect:

Fragments Meeting Architecture III Talk in Rome, The British School at Rome – 25 Nov 2015
Fragments Meeting Architecture III
image courtesy of organiser
Fragments Meeting Architecture III Talk in Rome

Y1/CITYVISION independent architecture stuff, MAXXI Rome Event -7 Sep 2011
MAXXI Rome Museum
photo : Hélène Binet

Rome Buildings – Contemporary + 20th Century Architecture

Museum of Contemporary Art Rome
Design: ODBC
Museum of Contemporary Art Rome
image from architects
Museum of Contemporary Art Rome

Ara Pacis Museum
Design: Richard Meier Architects
Ara Pacis Museum Rome
photograph © Adrian Welch
Ara Pacis Museum Rome

British Embassy
Design: Basil Spence Architect
British Embassy building Rome
photograph © Adrian Welch
British Embassy building

European Architecture
The Orange Cube France
photo : Nicolas Borel

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