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Radical Architecture of the Future (Phaidon, 2020) is an important and fascinating collection of original projects by unique thinkers in the world of architecture and spatial design. Author Beatrice Galilee, Director, The World Around: Architecture’s Now, Near & Next, joins us in conversation with four architects and designers whose works are featured in the book.

Architectural practice today goes far beyond the design and construction of buildings—the most exciting, forward-thinking architecture is also found in digital landscapes, art, apps, films, installations, and virtual reality. This remarkable book features projects—surprising, beautiful, outrageous, and sometimes even frightening—that break rules and shatter boundaries. In Radical Architecture of the Future, the work of award-winning architects, designers, artists, photographers, writers, filmmakers, and researchers—all of whom synthesize and reflect our spatial environments—comes together for the first time.

Beatrice Galilee, Director, The World Around: Architecture’s Now, Near & Next; Author, Radical Architecture of the Future
Nelly Ben Hayoun-Stépanian, PhD, Director, Nelly Ben Hayoun Studios
Andrés Jaque, Founder and Principal, Office for Political Innovation (OFFPOLINN)
Indy Johar, Co-founder, 00 (; Dark Matter Studio Master, AA
Toshiko Mori, FAIA, Founding Principal, Toshiko Mori Architect; Robert P. Hubbard Professor Practice of Architecture, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

About the Speakers

Beatrice Galilee is a London-born, New York-based curator, writer, critic, consultant, and lecturer of contemporary architecture and design. Formerly the Associate Curator of Architecture and Design at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, she is currently director of The World Around: Architecture’s Now, Near & Next, a New York-based architecture summit and cultural platform.

Nelly Ben Hayoun-Stépanian, PhD, is an award-winning designer of experiences, filmmaker and artist, who creates multi-dimensional experiential projects at the intersection of film, science, tech, theatre, politics and Design. Wired awarded her their inaugural Innovation Fellowship in 2014, and Icon magazine recognized Nelly as one of the top 50 designers ‘shaping the future’. Her various roles include Director of Nelly Ben Hayoun Studios, Designer of Experiences at the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute, Senior Fellow of the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities, Chief of Experiences at file transfer service WeTransfer, Vice-Chair of the IAF (International Astronautical Federation) Technical Committee on the Cultural Utilization of Space (ITACCUS), a member of the IAF Space Education and Outreach Committee (SEOC) and a member of the IAA (International Academy of Astronautics) Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) permanent committee, a United Nations Advisor to the UN VR (Virtual Reality) labs and UN Education Goalkeeper 2018, an advisory board member at AIGA (American Institute for Graphic Arts) in Los Angeles and a visiting professor at the Royal College of Arts and the Architectural Association. Her design work has been exhibited at the National Museum of China, MOMA, V&A, the MET and other leading design institutions.

Andrés Jaque founded the Office for Political Innovation in 2003. He has brought a transectional approach to architectural design; practicing architecture as the intervention on complex composites of relationships, where its agency is negotiated with the agency unfold by other entities. Andrés Jaque is director of the Advanced Architectural Design Program at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. He has also been visiting professor at Princeton University and The Cooper Union. Andrés received his PhD in architecture from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, where he also received his M. Arch. He has been an Alfred Toepfer Stiftung’s Tessenow Stipendiat and Graham Foundation grantee. In 2018 he co-curated Manifesta 12 in Palermo. His books include Transmaterial Politics (2017), Calculable (2016), PHANTOM. Mies as Rendered Society (2013), Different Kinds of Water Pouring into a Swimming Pool (2013), Dulces Arenas Cotidianas (2013), Everyday Politics (2011), and Melnikov. 1000 Autos Garage in Paris 1929 (2004). His research work has been included in publications like Perspecta, Log, Thresholds, and Volume

Indy Johar is an architect, co-founder of 00 ( and most recently Dark Matter, Studio Master at AA. Indy, on behalf of 00, has co-founded multiple social ventures from Impact Hub Westminster to Impact Hub Birmingham, along with working with large global multinationals & institutions to support their transition to a positive Systems Economy. He has also co-led research projects such as The Compendium for the Civic Economy, whilst supporting several 00 explorations/experiments including the, Indy is a non executive director of WikiHouse Foundation & RIBA Trustee and Advisor to Mayor of London on Good Growth. Most recently he has founded Dark Matter – a field laboratory focused on radically redesigning the bureaucratic & institutional infrastructure of our cities, regions and towns for a more democratic, distributed great transition. Dark Matter work with institutions around the world, from UNDP (Global), McConnell (Canada), TFL, GLA (London) to Bloxhub (Copenhagen) He has taught and lectured at various institutions from the University of Bath, TU-Berlin; Architectural Association, University College London, Princeton, Harvard, MIT and New School.

Toshiko Mori, FAIA, is the founding principal of Toshiko Mori Architect and the Robert P. Hubbard Professor in the Practice of Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. She is a graduate of the Cooper Union Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture and holds an honorary master’s degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. She participates in international symposia and conferences and has lectured at universities across the country and around the world. Her projects have been the focus of several publications, including the February 2020 issue of A+U magazine. Mori has won numerous awards including the Academy Award in Architecture, from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; the AIA New York Chapter Medal of Honor; the 2016 ACSA Tau Sigma Delta National Honor Society Gold Medal; and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. She recently received the AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education, and Architectural Record’s Women in Architecture Design Leader Award in 2019.

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