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While the themes of AERIAL FUTURES are universal, they are anchored into place and localized to tell a compelling and inspiring story. 

 
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AERIAL FUTURES: constructed landscapes
july 19-20, 2018
denver, co, USA

CONSTRUCTED LANDSCAPES examines the contemporary airport's emerging and unprecedented role as real estate developer and urban planner. Taking Denver International Airport (DEN) as a case study, this think tank looks at the opportunities and risks faced by the airport in their new role as agents for urban change. Selected participants will interrogate the myriad ways that technology is transforming greenfields into connected, integrated airfield communities. 

 
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AERIAL FUTURES: URBAN CONSTELLATIONS
APRIL 5-6, 2018
New York, NY, USA

URBAN CONSTELLATIONS explored airport-city interfaces as infrastructure, operating at a metropolitan scale. This think-tank used New York City as a case study to trigger responses across disciplines. Selected participants reimagined airport constellations as a choreographed urban ecosystem that relies as much on architecture as it does on technology and data-driven design.

 

 

 
 
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AERIAL FUTURES: LEADING EDGE
NOVEMBER 2-3, 2017
LOS ANGELES, CA, USA
A + D museum 

Participants of the LEADING EDGE Symposium took part in a two- day symposium with lectures, curated panels discussions, professional workshops and intimate networking events on the future of aviation and airport design. Hosted at the A + D Architecture and Design Museum in Los Angeles, this program was supported by guided site visits at the Los Angeles International Airport, exploring first hand the impact of aviation and travel trends on the airport of the future.

 
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AERIAL FUTURES: NEW FUNCTIONS
SEPTEMBER 16, 2017
CHICAGO, IL, USA
SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO 

NEW FUNCTIONS responded to the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial by placing contemporary airport developments into an historical context. Looking at the present to make sense of a new history, a select group of architects and experts got together to discuss critical themes for airports today, such as lifecycle and adaptive reuse of terminal buildings, strategies for human-based design, and the nature of public space in light of complex business models.

 
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AERIAL FUTURES: SKY'S THE LIMIT
MARCH 11, 2017
Mexico City, MEXICO
CENTRO CULTURAL TLATELOLCO 

SKY'S THE LIMIT brought together a group of international and local pioneers to discuss how airports can be catalysts for architectural innovation. Experts discussed the inherent environmental, economic political and social implications associated to these prototypical projects, along with the risks and promises that they carry.

 
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AERIAL FUTURES: GROUNDED VISIONS
OCTOBER 17-19, 2016
VENICE, ITALY
PALAZZO MICHIEL

As part of the official collateral events of the 15th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, AERIAL FUTURES: GROUNDED VISIONS, Shaping the Airport Terminal of Tomorrow was a two-day symposium that took place from October 17th to 19th, 2016. The symposium brought together diverse voices in a discussion about the future of air travel, as seen through the lenses of architecture, design, technology, culture and user experience.