SETTING THE AGENDA FOR 21ST CENTURY ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN!
DEBATE PROVOCATION >>>
The dearth of systematic and comprehensive 21st century architecture discourse addressing the principles, heuristics and values that inform today’s design innovation stands in sharp contrast to the exponential proliferation of fragmentary, multivalent, partial theories reverberating throughout the communications of architecture. After two decades of disruptive innovations that have continuously converged on the territory of architecture discourse, practice, academia from cultural, cybernetic, economic, scientific, and political directions, a comprehensive public architecture debate is long overdue! The Chicago Architecture Biennial asks "What is the state of the art of architecture?” The ArchAgenda Debates aim to spark lively and candid debate on the direction contemporary architecture should take. What should be the agenda of 21st century architecture?" Is there such a debate? "Before such a debate can commence we need to answer a fundamental question concerning our discursive culture: should we – the participants/ protagonists of architecture – commit/submit ourselves to a collective debate arguing about the broad direction in which architecture should progress?" 
DEBATE AGENDA >>>
ArchAgenda LLC will steer a global architecture debate, open to public and professional attendance, scheduled to coincide with the opening days of the 2015 inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial.
Patrik Schumacher, Peter Eisenman, Jeffrey Kipnis,Reinier de Graaf, Theodore Spyropoulos - Five celebrated architecture thought leaders will present position provocations/manifestos that elaborate their respective convictions on the debate provocation, keeping the historical focus somewhat narrowly on developments of the past two decades, and reflecting/projecting on the problematics and values that drive design innovation today and in the next two decades. The speakers will debate, tread into one another’s territories and challenge each other’s assumptions and projections in order to unleash fertile public debate that inspires architects and designers to collectively question the architectural status quo, setting the bar high for future Chicago Architecture Biennial debates. A complete set of videos of the proceedings will be filmed by Dave Carlson of FilmFoetus, and produced by ArchAgenda LLC.
 Schumacher, Patrik. The Autopoiesis of Architecture - A New Agenda for Architecture. Vol. II. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2012.