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InclusiveFUTURES Highlights:


Our aim at DigitalFUTURES is to democratize architectural education by making important educational ideas available for free to architects and students across the globe, regardless of gender, religion, ethnicity, age or economic standing. Education, we believe, should be a human right, and not a privilege of the wealthy. 

InclusiveFUTURES (12 June - 4 July) was the 2021 edition of the annual DigitalFUTURES event which consisted of 100 free workshops, digital consortium lectures, 3rd Annual CDRF conference, opening and Closing ceremony where awards were presented and an exhibition of the workshop results. 

The series was initiated in 2011 as a collaboration between the American Academy in China and Tongji University, Shanghai. In 2020 DigitalFUTURES broke new ground, and became a global, online event, attracting over 12,000 applications. In 2021 InclusiveFUTURES set a host of new records in terms not only of its size, but also - importantly - its inclusivity. The workshops were taught in 9 different languages, by instructors from over 30 countries. Indeed, inclusivity became the central theme in an event that sought to overcome global divisions, and bring together architects and students from all over the world.

To see the full press release: CLICK HERE

Opening Ceremony

Upper row: Deep Himmelb(l)au, Lower row: Flower Antenna, and Teeter Totter Wall. (Photos by Luise Torres/AFP/Getty Images.)


Image of Exhibition at Tongji University CAUP Gallery

Closing Ceremony

Digital Consortium

CDRF Conference


All Upcoming Events: Streaming on Youtube and BiliBili.

InclusiveFUTURES Workshop Exhibition: South America

7 August at 10:00am EDT / 4:00pm CET / 10:00pm China


Presentations by: Selected 2021 Workshop Instructors

Moderated by: Marina Rodríguez das Neves


InclusiveFUTURES Workshop Exhibition: East North America

14 August at 10:00am EDT / 4:00pm CET / 10:00pm China


Presentations by: Selected 2021 Workshop Instructors

Moderated by: Virginia Ellyn Melnyk


InclusiveFUTURES Workshop Exhibition: Europe and Russia

21 August at 10:00am EDT / 4:00pm CET / 10:00pm China


Presentations by: Selected 2021 Workshop Instructors 

Moderated by: Antonio Bernacchi & Maria Kuptsova


DigitalFUTURES Talk: Artificial Intelligence: Urbanism, Ethics and Design

28 August at 10:00am EDT / 4:00pm CET / 10:00pm China

DigitalFUTURES / Tongji University – School of Architecture and Design, New York Institute of Technology

How do ethics play a role in urban design when working with AI. In what ways can designers be aware of bias in AI. How can our acknowledgment of ethics and bias be used for positive benefits in design?

Presentations by: Maria R. Perbellini, Mark Coeckelbergh, Behnaz Farahi, Ersele Kripa

Moderated by: Tom Verebes & Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa



Join our team?

Interested in hosting an event or becoming a DigitalFUTURES Team member? We are looking for passionate young architects who are interested in sharing knowledge and helping organize weekly events. DigitalFUTURES is volunteer run, and each team member is passionate and dedicated to the platform initiative. Each member is responsible for weekly assistance in many portions of the team. If interested please reach out to us at


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Thank you for your continued support,
DigitalFUTURES Team

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