The Team Behind Future Architecture Rooms
- Anastassia Smirnova · Concept Curator
- Milan Dinevski · Executive Curator
- Matevž Čelik · Future Architecture Platform Leader
- Anna Kulachek · Graphic Designer
- Maksim Karalevich · Digital Designer
- Kirill Balyasnikov · Full-Stack Developer
- Vojdan Babunski · Video Editor
- James Taylor-Foster · Curatorial Advisor
- Bika Sibila Rebek · Advisor
- Ana Dana Beroš · Advisor
- George Kafka · English Editor
- Saša Štefe · Administrative Manager
- Maša Špiler · Public Relations Manager
- Ines Žganec · Curatorial Assistant
Future Architecture Members Participating
- Lisbon Architecture Triennale · Lisbon, PT
- Tbilisi Architecture Biennial · Tbilisi, GE
- S AM Swiss Architecture Museum · Basel, CH
- Design Biotop · Ljubljana, SI
- Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation · Lisbon, PT
- DAI-SAI Association of Istrian Architects · Pula, HR
- Architektūros fondas · Vilnius, LT
- Architectuul. · Berlin, DE
- Mies van der Rohe Foundation · Barcelona, ES
- BINA Belgrade International Architecture Week · Belgrade, RS
- VI PER Gallery · Prague, CZ
- Kosovo Architecture Festival · Prishtina, XK
- MAXXI Foundation · Rome, IT
- dpr-barcelona · Barcelona, ES
- Estonian Museum of Architecture · Tallinn, EE
- CAFx Copenhagen Architecture Festival · Copenhagen, DK
- BETA Timișoara Architecture Biennial · Timișoara, RO
- Oslo Architecture Triennale · Oslo, NO
- POLIS University / Tirana Architecture Week · Tirana, AL
- HDA House of Architecture · Graz, AT
- MAO Museum of Architecture and Design · Ljubljana, SI
- CANactions · Kyiv, UE
- Theatrum Mundi · Paris, FR
- Days of Architecture Sarajevo · Sarajevo, BA
- Driving the Human · Berlin, DE
- Royal Academy of Arts · London, UK
- Museum of Architecture in Wroclaw · Wroclaw, PL
Biographies of Future Architecture Rooms Team
ANASTASSIA SMIRNOVA — CONCEPT CURATOR
Anastassia Smirnova is a designer, researcher, and concept curator based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. She is also a co-founder of SVESMI — the first Russian-Dutch office for architecture, urbanism and educational programming. Anastassia has worked as a designer/editor at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) and has been in charge of the educational programme at the Strelka Institute, Moscow. Today, she curates educational and cultural programs across Europe with a focus on innovative formats and cross-disciplinary collaboration. At SVESMI she is responsible for heritage preservation research, museums and education. Among her current SVESMI projects are The House of Text museum in Moscow, New Centre for Urbanism in Yekaterinburg, and Pandemic Estate, an experimental joint programme dedicated to the topic of healthy cities, for the Groningen University and the Higher School of Economics.
MILAN DINEVSKI — EXECUTIVE CURATOR
Milan Dinevski is an architect and curator based in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Currently, he is the project manager of the Future Architecture platform at the Museum of Architecture and Design MAO in Ljubljana. The Future Architecture platform is the first pan–European platform of architecture museums, festivals and producers that promotes ideas by emerging creative practitioners for the future of architecture and cities to the wider public. He is co-founder of City Creative Network (CCN), a citizen initiative and research center based in Skopje. As part of CCN, Milan develops design concepts and editorial work within a cross-disciplinary international setting. He started his education at the Faculty of Architecture in Skopje and is a holder of MArch degree from the Faculty of Architecture in Ljubljana.
ANNA KULACHEK — GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Anna Kulachek is a graphic designer and art director.
She has worked with clients such as the MoMA, La Triennale di Milano, Nike, Apple, Calvin Klein, and Prada. For the past six years, Anna has worked as an art director at Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design, where she is in charge of all visualization of public and education programmes at the institute. Anna also acts as an art director for the publishing house at the Institute — Strelka Press.
MAKSIM KARALEVICH — DIGITAL DESIGNER
Maksim Karalevich is a multidisciplinary designer with a primary focus on digital interactions. He is a senior designer at B-Reel, an independent creative agency in Los Angeles. Between 2015 and 2018, he led the development of digital products at Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design, in Moscow. In 2019 he co-created Four Flowers School, a learning resource helping self-directed learners, and Rill — Common Connections, a platform for tracking environmental changes. His interests lie at the intersection between environment, education, and systems.
JAMES TAYLOR-FOSTER — CURATORIAL ADVISOR
James Taylor-Foster is a writer, editor and curator working in the fields of architecture, design, e-culture and technology. He is the curator of contemporary architecture and design at ArkDes, Sweden’s national centre for architecture and design, in Stockholm. Trained in architecture, he has worked in both the United Kingdom and The Netherlands. He was formerly editor-at-large at ArchDaily. In 2016 he co-curated the Nordic Pavilion at the 15th Biennale Architettura di Venezia and in 2018 participated in the central exhibition at the 16th. Between 2018 and 2019 he was an advisor for the Housing the Human project and is currently chair of the advisory board of the Future Architecture Platform.
BIKA SIBILA REBEK — ADVISOR
Bika Rebek is a partner at Some Place Studio (SPS), a New York City- and Vienna-based architecture practice. Rebek’s work as an architect, educator and curator is defined by an expansive interest in contemporary issues through the lens of architectural discourse and technology. She co-authored and designed the Slovenian pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2018. An educator and avid mentor of young architects, Bika sits on the advisory board of the Future Architecture platform. She is the co-founder of Hot Air, a nomadic architecture space in downtown Manhattan that provides an alternative platform to the traditional institutions of New York City. Bika holds a graduate architecture degree from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and a Master of Science from Columbia University. She has been serving as faculty at Columbia GSAPP since 2015, teaching core curriculum courses as well as advanced visual studies seminars. Her teaching experience spans teaching design studios at the Spitzer School of Architecture and Yale University.
ANA DANA BEROŠ - ADVISOR
Ana Dana Beroš (1979) is an architect with a critical spatial practice embodying research, curating, publishing and architectural design. She is based in Zagreb, but often explores the contested borderscapes of Europe and beyond. Co-founder of ARCHIsquad - Division for Architecture with Conscience and its educational program UrgentArchitecture in Croatia. Interest in architectural theory, experimental design and publishing as spatializing practice led her to co-found Think Space and Future Architecture international platforms. Her project Intermundia on trans- and intra-European migration was a finalist for the Wheelwright Prize at GSD Harvard, and received a Special Mention at the XIV Venice Architecture Biennale curated by Rem Koolhaas.
MATEVŽ ČELIK — PLATFORM LEADER
Matevž Čelik is an architect, writer, researcher and cultural producer in architecture and design. He is director of the Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO) in Ljubljana, which he turned into a flagship national institution with international reach. He transformed BIO, the world’s oldest design biennial, which became a live experiment to explore the potentials of design. He is the founder and leader of Future Architecture, a pan-European platform for exchange between architectural institutions and emerging talents.