Architecture & the Media 2020 - Fundació Mies van der Rohe

Architecture & the Media 2020

The European Conference on Architecture & the Media is conceived as a place to meet and exchange experiences on the dissemination of architecture. It is addressed to journalists, cultural institutions and organisations, communication professionals, architects and architecture lovers.

Architecture & the Media is focused on architecture perceived as culture and dissemination of both core values and most cutting-edge topics through the media -either news and specialized media – print, broadcast and online media.

Architecture & the Media is organised by the Fundació Mies van der Rohe and Labóh with the support of Creative Europe as part of the dissemination program of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award.

This year’s online edition will take place during the Barcelona Architecture Week 2020 and will be curated by Miriam Giordano, expert in communication

What makes architecture alluring for the media? Why is it such a challenge for architecture to gain visibility in the cultural section of news media? What presence does it have in other sections such as politics and economy?

How significant is the role of the media in making architecture understood and appreciated by broader audiences?

What makes a case of success in the collaboration between institutions and the media in the diffusion of architecture?

The second edition Architecture & the Media, together with general topics, will focus on television, radio and audio-visual media and will deepen the crosscutting subject of architectural images.

In these times when we are experiencing an extraordinary situation that limits travel and the possibility of holding events together, we still want to keep the debate on the dissemination of architecture in the media alive. For this reason, this year the venue of the event moves from the inspiring Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona to the YouTube channel of Fundació Mies van der Rohe.


European Conference on Architecture & the Media 2020

Online edition 
Time Zone: Barcelona (CEST)



European Conference on Architecture & the Media 2020

Venue: Mies van der Rohe Foundation’s digital channels


May 11th – 14th:
1 Opening Conversation
8 Talks
2 Roundtables
1 Workshop
1 Closing Conversation


May 11th:

Opening conversation with Oliver Wainwright (The Guardian’s architecture and design critic, UK).

“The role of the sources in the generation of the topics for architecture journalism”.

Introduced and moderated by Ștefan Ghenciulescu (Architect and editor-in-chief of the Zeppelin architecture magazine, Bucharest).

May 12th:

10:00 -11:00h
Presentation talks by the roundtable speakers on Television, thematic channels and online video platforms:

– Marco Brizzi  (The Architecture Player platform, Florence)
– Núria Moliner (“Escala Humana”, RTVE, Madrid)
Adam Goss and RedMike (Spirit of Space, Milwaukee)
Roundtable with the participation of Marco Brizzi, Núria Moliner, Carolina Rosich and Adam Goss & RedMike.
Moderated by Núria Moliner.

May 13th
10:00 -11:00h
Presentation talks by the roundtable speakers on Radio, podcasts channels and new trends:

Josep Lluís Blázquez (“Perspectiva” at Catalunya Ràdio, Barcelona)
– Rūta Leitanaitė (“Need an Architect” at Knowledge Radio, Vilnius)
Íñigo Picabea (“El ojo crítico” at RNE, Madrid)
– Andrew Tuck ( “The Urbanist” by Monocle, London)

Roundtable with the participation of Pep Lluís Blázquez, Rūta Leitanaitė, Andrew Tuck, Íñigo Picabea.
Moderated by Rūta Leitanaitė.

May 14th

11:00 – 12:30h 
Workshop: Copyright in architectural images.
By Enric Enrich (lawyer, Barcelona)

Closing conversation with Iwan Baan (photographer, The Netherlands).

“The role of images in telling the story of an architectural work” 

Introduced and moderated by Ewa P. Porębska (Editor-in-chief of the Architektura-murator magazine).


Biographies of Speakers: here



11-14 May

Organised with

Creative Europe


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