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UTOPIAA – A Festival For New Futures

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Date(s) - 07/25/2020 - 07/26/2020
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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Gray Area

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As COVID-19 measures kicked in worldwide, the creative process and cultural practices typically conducted in public spaces — schools, museums, offices — materialized in domestic spaces. From students and educators transitioning their kitchen tables into classrooms, working parents sharing their children’s playspace as their office, art and architectural institutions have adapted to transitioning at home and online. At this critical moment when the public and private have become blurred, how can designers reimagine spaces for work and play?

Taking up virtual residence at Gray Area throughout 2020, the Architectural Association’s new AA Visiting School San Francisco presents UTOPIAA — a global festival for the architectural imagination. This event features an eclectic mix of online events held across San Francisco and London including live meditation, collaborative workshops, archive digs and panel discussions with leading designers and thinkers from AA, CCA, Gray Area, and SFAI’s global community.

Festival Schedule

  • JUL 25: Festival Opening > Interstellar Lagoons: A Beginner’s Atlas to Peaceful Utopian Design > Tools For Utopia (Panel Discussion) > Anxiety as Leisure: The sonic principles of Utopia in Italo Disco > Play As Public Forum Workshop > Enclosures: A Performance > The TEMPLE Show
  • JUL 26: Archives Exchange: AA x SFAI > The Breakfast Club > THE EXQuIZICfacts Channel of the IU > Utopia Modes (Panel Discussion) > The Utopia You Find Along The Way > Collaging Utopia: Workshop > Festival Closing

The stream of festival programming runs all day in the US and all night in Europe on July 25 and 26, 2020.

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