Future Shapers

The first European conference on public policies for architecture in Romania

A policy is a transparent and responsible display of aspirations, generated with the purpose of guiding our decision making processes towards the best possible outcomes. It is a collection of laws, mandates or regulations established through a political process, with a deliberate system of principles. Its scope is to assure a better quality of life for society at large. It is a tool with which we collectively shape our future.

FUTURE SHAPERS is a debate about public policies for a better quality and culture of the built environment in Romania and Europe. It is a debate that we – The Romanian Order of Architects together with The Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration – intend to transform into action.

The event will be streamed online on the official website ecap.oar.archi.

ECAP RO2019 Future Shapers is funded through the architecture stamp duty, a funding program dedicated to spreading baukultur and architectural culture within society.

 

 

Media

Meet Our Speakers

Teaching associate professor at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
Board Member, Architects' Council of Europe (ACE)
Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning, Croatia
Head of Division, Interventions in the Public Space at Lisbon Municipality, Portugal
Former City Architect of Vejle, Denmark
General Secretary, Europan
Policy Officer, DG Education and Culture, European Commission
Director of the Brussels Liaison Office of the City of Vienna, Austria
Bouwmeester of the Brussels—Capital Region, Belgium
Christophe Hutin Architecture, France
Government Architect of Flanders, Belgium
Researcher, Bartlett School of Planning, University College of London
Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona CCCB, Secretary of the European Prize for Urban Public Space International Jury, Spain
Former Director of the Museum of Finnish Architecture, Finland
Senior Advisor, LandLuft, Austria

Meet Our Moderators

TV journalist, Romania
Secretary General, Union Internationale des Architectes (UIA)
Board Member, Architects' Council of Europe (ACE)
Program director of Zeppelin platform, Romania
June 12th, 2019

Agenda

The working language of the event will be English.


Translation will be provided for Romanian.

 

Schedule

09:00 – 10:00Registration
Welcome guests to the registration office and coffee.
10:00 – 10:30Official opening
Vasile-Daniel Suciu, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Regional Development and Public Administration &
Alexandru Găvozdea, President of the Romanian Order of Architects
10:30 – 12:00Panel 1
Why do we need public policies for architecture?
5 keynote speakers: presentations and round table Q&A
 
12:00 – 12:30Coffee Break

12:30 – 14:00
Panel 2

What do architectural policies generate?

5 keynote speakers: presentations and round table Q&A

14:00 – 15:00Lunch

15:00 – 16:30Panel 3
How to use architectural policies?

5 keynote speakers: presentations and round table Q&A

16:30 – 17:00Conclusions and final remarks

17:00 – 18:00Hors d’oeuvres and prosecco

 

Panel 1

Why do we need public policies for architecture?

We are spending 90% of our time inside buildings!

Architecture is a major determinant for the quality of our lives. Architecture is about dignity, but also about aspiration. It is the shape of our past, present and future, a mirror of our culture. The fundamental step towards a better shaped future is having, debating and implementing public policies for architecture.

Host: Cătălin Ștefănescu

Co-host: Șerban Țigănaș, General Secretary – Union Internationale des Architects UIA

Speakers

Thomas Chevalier Bøjstrup, KADK – The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
An Architecture Guide to the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the Dhaka Declaration 

Eugen Pănescu, Board Member, Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE)
Profession policy for architectural quality

Sanja Šaban, Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning
Apolitika – Architectural policies of the Republic of Croatia (2013-2020)
Jorge Bonito Santos, Head of Division – Interventions in the Public Space at Lisbon Municipality, Lisbon
News from the West: Public policy of architecture in Portugal
 
Henrik Stjernholm, Founder StjernholmArkitektur.dk, Former City Architect in Veijle Municipality, Denmark
Architecture policy as a booster of urban development

 

 
 
Panel 2

What do architectural policies generate?

Public policies for architecture are for the common good.

Policies help set common goals that transcend mandates and persons, providing quality criteria and guidelines for all terms of reference of public and private architectural projects, providing fundament to lawmaking and norms. They mandate us to collaborate in order to generate the tools, programs and institutions needed for us as a society to take responsibility for the shape of our future.

Host: Cătălin Ștefănescu

Co-host: Eugen Pănescu, Board member – Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE)

Speakers

Didier Rebois, General Secretary, Europan
How to promote innovative projects/processes in the European cities

Hughes Becquart, Policy Officer, DG Education and Culture, EC
Promotion of architectural quality at EU level

Michaela Kauer, Director of the Brussels Liaison Office of the City of Vienna, Austria
Action Plan by the Urban Agenda for the EU – Housing Partnership

Kristiaan Borret, Bouwmeester of the Brussels- Capital Region, Belgium
Building Better Brussels

Christophe Hutin, Christophe Hutin Architecture, France
Project by transformation – Winning project of the EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture Mies van der Rohe Award 2019

 

 

 

Panel 3

How to use architectural policies?

Public policies are tools for better governance.

It is up to each of us – whether we are citizens, politicians, developers, practicing architects or chief architects, professional organisations, authorities etc. – to take responsibility of our role as future shapers. Together, we need to build these tools, implement them, and use them as reference as we continuously evaluate the quality of their outcomes and their impact on our lives.

Host: Cătălin Ștefănescu

Co-host: Cosmina Goagea, Program Director of Zeppelin platform of communication and action, Romania

SPEAKERS

Leo Van Broeck, Government Architect of Flanders, Belgium – via Skype
Quality as a bridge between architecture and politics

João Ferreira Bento, Researcher, Bartlett School of Planning, University College of London
Spatial Design Leadership. The role, instruments, and impact of state architect (or similar) teams in fostering spatial quality and a place-making culture across five European states. 
Intervention: Veronika Valk – Siska, Counsellor for Architecture and Design, Ministry of Culture, Estonia
 
David Bravo, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona CCCB, Secretary of the Prize International Jury
Are we betraying the European idea of the city? Lessons from the European Prize for Urban Public Space

Juulia Kauste, Former Director of the Museum of Finnish Architecture, Finland
Spaces for education in service of the entire community

Alfons Dworsky, LandLuft, Austria
Rural and regional architectural policies
Intervention: Judith Leitner, LandLuft, Austria

Registration

The event is invitation-only, but a limited number of seats will be available to the general public. In order to registrate for the event, please fill out the form available below until 7th June. Due to the limited number of seats, there will be a waiting list based on registration order.

Venue

Auditorium, Ministry of Culture (view on google maps)

Bulevardul Unirii nr. 22, sector 3, București, 030833, Romania

ecap@oar.archi

Further inquiries: 
Alexandra Stoica, alexandra.stoica@oar.archi, +40 722 258 866 
Maria Besnea, maria.besnea@dbopeople.ro, +40 723 256 279

ECAP RO2019 Future Shapers is funded through the architecture stamp duty, a funding program dedicated to spreading baukultur and architectural culture within society through annual sessions for cultural and editorial projects. The cultural stamp duty  is a para-fiscal charge gathered from architectural services for which the building permit is requested. The funds are operated by the Romanian Order of Architects or the Romanian Union of Architects, depending on the option of the architect completing the paperwork.

BOARD ECAP RO2019
Diana Țenea, General Director – Regional Development and Infrastructure Department (DGDRI), MDRAP
Anca Ginavar, Director – Technical Department of DGDRI, MDRAP
Alexandru Găvozdea, President – OAR
Șerban Țigănaș, General Secretary – International Union of Architects (UIA)
Eugen Pănescu, OAR representative in the Executive Board of the Architects’ Council in Europe (ACE)
Angela Kovacs, OAR representative in the European Forum for Arhitectural Policies (EFAP)
Oana Simionescu, Treasurer – OAR

TEAM ECAP RO2019
Liviu Băilișteanu, Director – Politics and Strategy Department of DGDRI, MDRAP
Diana Stan, General Secretary – OAR
Mariana Ionescu, International Relations – OAR
Andreea Ceauș, Legal adviser – OAR

Alexandra Stoica, Project Manager / Public Relations – OAR
Alina Floroi, Management Team
Despina Bădescu, Management Team

Collaborators
DăescuBorțunOlteanu, PR
Daniel & Andrew, Graphic Design
Ideilagram, Event Layout
Fast Track, Photography and Videography Services
Nadine Vlădescu, Translator
Cristina Pîntecan, Translator
New Media Solutions, Technical solutions
Qzine, Catering
14th Lane, Catering 
Arche Association, Field trip organizers
Văcărești Natural Park Association, Field trip organizers
Euroweb, Internet services
AZERO, Printing and promotional materials
Fabrik, Printing