We’re introducing one themed collection every week to be curated by a leading architect or curator in their field. So far our guest curators have been MVRDV, A10 Magazine and FR-EE Fernando Romero Enterprise. Listed in order they curated collections on Young Dutch Talent, Visionary Lofts and Los Arquitectos Mexicanos.
The aim of each collection is to provide an online exhibition of projects and/or products that best represent a current trend or theme in the industry of architecture and design. Some examples of upcoming collections are: Parametricism Takes Over, Robots Building Stuff and Made in China. Watch out for these coming up this year.
Every week the Archello editorial team sits down to discuss what they think are current trends. Once we decide a collection we then go about selecting a curator. The criteria for each curator is that they must be a leader in their field which is related to the theme. For example an upcoming collection titled “Interactive Lighting” is to be curated by Studio Roosegaarde, who in 2012 won the Media Architecture Award. This does not mean that we only choose well known designers or journalists to be curators. In fact we’re aiming to balance well known designers with some great up and coming thinkers.
Previously Archello’s editors curated the weekly collections. We decided to replace this with real experts. Archello is a platform where the content is generated by our thousands of users. We felt it was only right that the collections were also curated by our users, instead of Archello’s editors. Now the editorial team is the go between and researcher for each curator.
With each collection the curator provides a short editorial, giving an insight to their choice of projects and/or products. It is also an opportunity for them to highlight areas of development and critique.
We’d like to invite designers, architects, journalists and experts to get in touch if they would like to curate a collection. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a suggested theme for curation. We would love to hear from you.