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Young European Architecture Happens
April 15-17, 2022

Young European Architecture Happening (YEAH!)


116 Luxembourg Street

L-4221 Esch-sur-Alzette

Friday 5 p.m.-1 a.m.,
Saturday 1:30 p.m.-1 a.m.,
Sunday 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

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About YEAH!
Festival, congress, conference: YES! Young European Architecture Happens brings together an unestablished and/or upcoming generation of architects, decision-makers and thinkers of the built environment on a European scale, in order to exchange and share ideas, visions and experiences with the general public in a relaxed setting.

YES! is an initiative organized by Philippe Nathan—2001 (Luxembourg) and Gianpiero Venturini—Bureau itinerant (Spain) within the framework of Esch-sur-Alzette European Capital of Culture 2022. In this context, YEAH! take place from April 15 to 17, 2022 at the Kulturfabrik, a non-profit cultural space supported by the Luxembourg Ministry of Culture and the City of Esch-sur-Alzette.

the YES! holiday program will involve 50+ emerging European studios based on a curated selection of participants who, through their work, presented innovative and unique responses to the two central themes of the festival: HABITATS and HYBRIDS. The festival aims to create an active dialogue between participants and the public, through a variety of public activities and event formats such as OTTO, XCHANGE, and other events such as debates and interviews throughout of the three days of the festival.

The OTTO event will take place in two separate sessions: HABITATS and HYBRIDS. Each session consists of a series of 8-minute presentations with the participation of 15 international guests, each presenting a constructed project carried out over the last decade.

April 15, 7:30–10 p.m.: OTTO Habitats
This session will present compelling examples of housing and home architecture such as Avala Housea case study of how design can transform sufficiency into a desirable form of life, by Studio TEN. The event will also see a diverse range of collective housing projects such as La Borda by Barcelona LACOL Collective as an example of self-managed, non-speculative housing, to industrial renovations such as The nave favoring simple materials and promoting local craftsmanship, by the multinational studio, NOMOS architects. The event will be hosted and presented by Chris Lute.

April 16, 7:30–10 p.m.: OTTO Habitats
A series of 15 presentations, a collection of innovative approaches to creating cities such as the Azatlyk Squarea renovation project that aimed to strip a public space of its ideological foundation, by the Rotterdam-based studio, DROMs. Also featured will be large-scale urban enablers and urban machines that have a unique influence on the urban fabric such as new archan architecture school project located in a former marshalling yard by the Danish studio, EXPERTand Estacion San Joseflexible mixed-use infrastructure in downtown Toluca de Lerdo, Mexico, by Spanish firm FRPO. This session will be moderated and presented by Roxanne LeGrelle.

XCHANGE is an event format that relies on debate and discussion to investigate and better perceive the culture and art that develops around architectural projects. The event is designed as three separate discussion panels, each bringing together experts in the respective fields of architectural communication and cultural production: Drawing, Photography and Publishing.

Throughout the festival, a number of additional events will also allow audiences to engage with the festival in a variety of formats such as the OTTO Breakfast Club Summary with the moderators of the two OTTO sessions, Chris Lute and Roxane Le Grelle in an open discussion format to explore the state of the art of emerging architecture in Europe (April 17, 11:00 am | 12:30 pm). During the XCHANGE session, a final panel titled New realities in architecture: let’s talk about money! will be presented and moderated by Kontextur (April 17, 09:30 | 11:00).

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