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On the 29th of March 2018 the closing event of the FuturA research project on future roles of architects took place. Over 75 people from academia and practice attended the event in the Berlagezalen at the Faculty of Architecture in Delft to witness the outcomes of this 4-year project, conducted by Delft University of Technology, Radboud University Nijmegen and BNA. It was an inspiring day where a lot of knowledge was exchanged and people from academia and practice came together to discuss the future roles of architects. You can download the recap of the day and the two presentations by keynote speaker Flora Samuel and the futurA team below.

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A film about FuturA has been made as part of the symposium. Leentje Volker, project leader of FuturA, and Fred Schoorl, general director of the Royal Institute of Dutch Architects, explain the value of the project. Click on this link to watch the film (with English subtitles).

During the symposium, the futurA book was officially handed over to the BNA Academy, the faculty of Architecture of the TU Delft, CLICKNL, Bureau Architectenregister and the Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie. Please see the following link for a free version of the book, both in Dutch and English: https://books.bk.tudelft.nl/index.php/press/catalog/book/627.

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The FuturA project is now completed. This website will remain online for the coming year, but won’t be changed further. Several publications of FuturA can be downloaded from this website. Please send an email to futura@tudelft.nl if you want to keep updated on the PhD defences of Marina Bos-de Vos and Bente Lieftink.