2021 Call for Ideas:
Landscapes of Care

Present your newest work and ideas at the events that form the core of the 2021 European Architecture Program.

Future Architecture Call for Ideas is more than a competition; it’s a platform, providing practitioners and conceptual thinkers with the opportunity to express their ideas and to be both seen and heard.

This year, we are inviting multi-disciplinary emerging professionals from all over the globe to apply with transformative projects related to our built environments. Send us your completed projects, your theoretical or conceptual propositions for spatial, social or cultural innovation, and join our discussion about the Landscapes of Care.

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2021: Landscapes of Care

In 2021 Copenhagen Architecture Festival will focus its activities on the overall theme ‘Landscapes of Care’ together with the pan-European platform Future Architecture.


“Because everything we do and everything we love can come to an end, we are bound to care (curare) and be concerned.”

Swedish philosopher Martin Hägglund.

More description to be found soon on a new website coming very soon.


organized by MAXXI in collaboration with Copenhagen Architecture Festival as part of Future Architecture, Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union

As part of the activities of the Future Architecture European network, MAXXI has asked five young creatives selected through the FA Open Call to produce architectural videos addressing issues related to the relationship between the pandemic and inhabited space. During an online workshop that lasted the entire month of June, the authors produced works focused on domestic isolation, the impact of lockdown on emotional and social relationships and the disturbing role played by public space in the hot months of the pandemic. See the results of the summer school here

Film submissions


We are open for film submissions for the festival in Autumn 2021. We have postponed the festival from April to October 2021 and thus, also our submission deadline.For everyone who has already submitted you’ll be hearing from us soon

New deadline:

15th of May 2021.




How does it look when 27 leading European architecture institutions open their doors online? 27 rooms behind 27 doors containing a stunning diversity of materials, plots and ideas for the future of architecture. Stay tuned for new rooms opening throughout September, including Copenhagen Architecture Festival’s

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Thank you!

Copenhagen Architecture Festival 2020 has come to an end and our hearts are bursting with thankfulness for every single one of you who has attended our events this year, despite all the coronavirus-related challenges. We are extremely happy to have seen and met all of you at our events and we hope you’ll join again next year, when we will be able to be back with more physical events.

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🌍 Even though we are concerned about the consequences of climate change, over-abstraction of natural resources and consumer lifestyle, the lack of general awareness on how our habits impact the planet still prevails. The following ideas selected at the 2021 Future Architecture Call for Ideas represent a step in the right direction towards raising awareness and looking for sustainable solutions, a process that always starts with the individual. ... See MoreSee Less
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Have a look at the 25 selected ideas out of a total of 457 ideas or why not have a look at all of the many brillant ideas that have been submitted to this year's open call? Thank you for applying and voting. We are looking forward to continue the conversation with the selected participants soon.Future Architecture 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭: 𝗦𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗜𝗱𝗲𝗮𝘀🏆 Here they are, 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿'𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗖𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗜𝗱𝗲𝗮𝘀: 𝗟𝗮𝗻𝗱𝘀𝗰𝗮𝗽𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗖𝗮𝗿𝗲.We are pleased to announce that we have counted all the votes and are now presenting you 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗹𝗶𝘀𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝟮𝟱 𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗮𝘀 that will be invited to the 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭 𝗖𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗘𝘅𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲 and work within the 𝗘𝘂𝗿𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗻 𝗔𝗿𝗰𝗵𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗰𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺𝗺𝗲 in 2021.🥇With this Call for ideas: Landscapes of care the platform set out to explore the dynamics of solidarity and collective self-organisation, the networks of trust working at the neighbourhood scale, and transitional common spaces and activities. This edition aimed to trigger dialogues around the challenges of a society facing up to the myths of endless growth, the glorification of borders and national identity.💡This year we have received 𝟰𝟱𝟳 ideas from 63 countries, and have recorded 𝟵𝟭𝟴 individual and group applicants, with projects tackling the fields of environment, sociology, construction, infrastructure, economy, urban planning, heritage, and others. 👉 More:📷 2021 Call for Ideas: Landscapes of Care, Architherapy, Erika Henriksson, Trondheim (N) ... See MoreSee Less
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Check out the many great ideas on future architecture and vote for your favourite idea!📝 We are thrilled to announce that we have received 𝗮 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗿𝗱 𝗻𝘂𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 to our Call for Ideas: Landscapes of Care this year, in a total of 𝟵𝟭𝟴 𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗱𝘂𝗮𝗹 𝗼𝗿 𝗴𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗽 𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝟰𝟱𝟳 𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗮𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝟲𝟯 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀. 🗳️ 𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗰𝗸 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗮𝘀 𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲: 🤩 and 𝗮𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗳𝗮𝘃𝗼𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗲 𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗮 𝘃𝗼𝘁𝗲! ... See MoreSee Less
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The festival is part of the Pan-European network Future Architecture, envisioning the future of architecture.