For the past 5 years, Anthology Festival has delved into themes that revolve around current events in the hopes of furthering the practice of Architecture and its involvement in making the city a better place for all. This year, the 6th Anthology Architecture and Design Festival is transformed into a 3-day virtual event that will reach an even wider public with free online accessibility. It is centered around the theme, “Our City”, that shines a light on the continuous transformation of architectural necessities that make our cities. It seeks to break down the shapes of our past cities to inform the adapting city of today.
A city is a complex series of cogs and wheels. One cog is seemingly unrelated to that of another wheel, but both have to be operating well for the whole system to actually work. It is an ecosystem of multi-disciplinary facets dependent within and outside of its community. The festival invites us to explore the principles of art, culture, and architecture that foster positive human behavior, and ultimately, stimulate holistic progress in the built environment. It aims to reveal these contributions in an effort to join the conversation over a badly-needed system makeover.
“Our City” highlights the continuous redefinition of architecture in the city that challenges us to explore different fields in hopes to create a more cohesive and collaborative community. It forces us to express our ideas of a better tomorrow. The festival aims to inspire the individual to affect change in the face of adversity. It acts as a point of engagement to share experiences and address our challenges together.