The IABR applies the biennale editions of 2018 and 2020 entirely to the challenge brought to the table of the world community in 2015 by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN and the Paris Climate Agreement (COP21).

From the spring of 2018 until the summer of 2020 one single curator team –Floris Alkemade, Leo van Broeck and Joachim Declerck – will work together with the IABR-team on two consecutive biennales in two countries, The Netherlands and Belgium, with the objective of mobilizing global thinking and the power to activate and design for an in-depth research by design process that focuses on spatial transformations that facilitate the realization of the SDGs. The IABR will explore what the qualitative leap forward for our cities and landscapes would be that the necessary response to today’s major challenges enables us to make.

For the Curator Statement and Research Agenda click here
For the Call for Practices click here