This year’s edition of the cycle is dedicated to UNBALANCED ARCHITECTURE, understood as any attempt to abandon the formats and strategies resulting from architectural, planning and energetic correctness, and all the principles that create norms for first world architecture.

Our reference points are futurology in architecture of the 1960s and 1970s, gigantomania of the architecture of power, monoculture of the urban spaces and its basis, demolitions for new developments and limits of historic preservation, desperate architecture (temporary and ephemeral projects funded with grants for preventing natural disasters and negative effects of migration, and for cultural activities) and aggressive yet invisible elements, influencing the perception of space, like wasteyards, sewage treatment plants, including phytoremediation as a method of recultivation of degraded land. We will check how architects deal with being forced to  verify their designs as a results of various factors: economic, geographical, technological, cultural. UNBALANCED ARCHITECTURE is also the analysis of ways and areas of limiting architects’ imagination, and at the same time the search for architecture that has no shame or limits.

Thus, the leitmotiv of this edition is identifying the causes and manifestations of instability in architecture. Together with the architects, sociologists and artists, we will critically watch creation and destruction, trying to identify what stands behind following and breaking the rules.