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2022 Programme Announcement Learning

LINA, the new European architecture platform


The IAF is proud to join with 27 partners to support emerging architecture professionals through the LINA platform.

LINA will bring together efforts to tackle climate and environmental challenges in the field of architecture in a European programme of research, workshops, architectural exhibitions, conferences and publishing projects.

It will support ideas that bring about the aesthetic, sustainable and inclusive elements of change needed to deliver the European Green Deal.

The platform will involve European biennials, triennials and festivals, museums, galleries, foundations, research networks and laboratories, publishing houses and universities from 23 countries. The platform will be coordinated by the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Ljubljana and will be directed by Matevž Čelik, who was also responsible for the previously successful Future Architecture platform.

Matevž Čelik said: “The central philosophy of the platform will be to increase the environmental orientation of the architectural activity through young professionals’ projects. The project offers a new working model in architecture where young professionals will be able to participate in education, research, production and dissemination of their ideas to adapt architecture to the circular economy and environmental challenges.”

LINA will support the work of young professionals in architecture: from research and prototyping to the dissemination of new knowledge and processes for environmentally responsible construction to the general public through architectural exhibitions and other events. The platform will offer opportunities for young architects to showcase their green ideas. It will support their work and enable them to collaborate with renowned European and Mediterranean universities, biennales and triennials, museums and other relevant partners in the field of architecture.

LINA will also organise regular conferences, gathering professionals, curators, producers and organisations working to bring about the urgent changes required of building and spatial planners by the increasingly visible consequences of the climate crisis. This year’s LINA conference, which will mark the launch of the platform, will take place in Ljubljana in the autumn. In 2023, LINA will participate in the World Architecture Capital programme with a conference in Copenhagen, and in 2024 it will contribute to the 40th anniversary of the city’s transformation for the Winter Olympics in Sarajevo. The platform programme will end in 2025 and, if reconfirmed, could continue until 2029.

As a LINA member, the IAF will run a Summer School and Emerging Architecture Writers Award each year. Our Summer Schools will consist of a series of workshops and panel discussions for creatives in the field of architecture to advance emerging practice and focus on themes relevant to society, culture and the environment. Our Emerging Architecture Writers Awards will be run in collaboration with Dpr-Barcelona and will include a workshop, award, and publishing project intent on building a culture of independent writing and providing a platform and opportunities for people who wish to excel in this field. 

Stay tuned for further details and how you can get involved.


LINA platform members:

Beta Timisoara Architecture Biennale, Tbilisi Architecture Biennale, Forecast Berlin, Theatrum Mundi Paris/London, Copenhagen Architecture Festival, Belgrade International Architecture Week, Sarajevo Architecture Days, Kosovo Architecture Foundation, Irish Architecture Foundation, Mies van der Rohe Foundation Barcelona, Graz Architecture House, Gallery VI PER Prague, Estonian Architecture Museum Tallinn, MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Art Rome, Swiss Architecture Museum Basel, Architektūros fondas Vilnius, Dpr-Barcelona, Architectuul Berlin, Association of Architects of Istria, Luma Foundation Arles, Architecture Triennale Oslo, Architecture Triennale Lisbon, Design Academy Eindhoven, Barleti University Tirana, Notre Dame Louiaize University Lebanon, Institute of Architecture and Design at Technical University of Vienna,
Department of Architectural Design at the ETSAM, Polytechnic University of Madrid.


 Photo: Archizines exhibition about publishing at NCAD Gallery, curated by Elias Redstone and produced by the IAF. Photo by Eoin Kirwan, (c) IAF 2012.

White on black logo: LINA Co-funded by the European Union