Past, Present, Future - about being an architect yesterday, today and beyond
‘Past, Present, Future’ involves 11 internationally renowned Italian and Dutch architects, within a research path based on a video-interview format. The investigation is divided into 3 parts: the ‘Past’, revealing personal memories and interests; the ‘Present’, asking about the secrets behind their successes; and the ‘Future’, raising key issues regarding the future of the profession.
The video-interview series, conducted by Gianpiero Venturini and with the participation of Francine Houben of Mecanoo, filmed between August and October 2017 and edited in the following weeks, was designed with a double objective.
First, to open a research path based on the analysis of these successful practices, with the aim of understanding their working methods, themes and approaches, in order to learn – through a comparative method – what it means to be an architect in the 21st century.
Moreover, ‘Past, Present, Future’ was conceived to be a source of inspiration for the new generations of architects and architecture students, who are currently facing the job market, or who have recently started their working career.
The official website was launched June 13th and can be visited at pastpresentfutureproject.com