International week

International week

3 to 7 July 2017

RIBA International Week aims to be a voice for optimism, internationalism and the sharing of ideas around the theme of the New Urban Agenda, the United Nation’s global strategy on goals for sustainable development and housing over the coming two decades.

The centerpiece of the week, our Change in the City conference is a call to arms coupled with practical actions for architects and practices working in cities around the world. The conference brings together a host of key speakers including Dr Joan Clos, UN Executive Director, world-renowned architects Sir David Chipperfield, Francis Kéré and Ma Yansong, as well as urbanists and sociologists.

For the first time in history, more of us are living in cities than beyond them: urbanisation is very much a 21st century issue, with even urban success bringing its own problems of overcrowding and escalating property prices. 

Times are changing, and so must our profession. To make a difference, we need to work differently. To do that, we must think differently. How can architects think creatively and showcase their skills so that the profession remains relevant?

Featured events

Event programme

RIBA Late: Launch of Architecture Open - Monday 3 July
The launch of the Beyond Borders exhibition, showcasing the work of selected entrants to our open-call in response to the theme ‘Beyond Borders’. 

Change in the City: Opportunities for architects in the New Urban Agenda conference – Tuesday 4 July 
How architects can thrive in the creation of 21st century worldwide cities.

International Prize Launch – Tuesday 4 July 
Launching the call for entries for the second RIBA International Prize.

Delivering the 'New Urban Agenda' through competitions - 3 to 7 July
A four-day exhibition showcasing shortlisted and winning entries from various RIBA competitions.

#EthelDay - Wednesday 5 July
Celebrate a pioneer in architecture, Ethel Mary Charles, with a day of international social media campaigning to recognise and highlight the achievements of women in architecture.

WCCA Annual Election Court Dinner - Wednesday 5 July

The Master and Wardens of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects and the RIBA President invite you to join them at the annual WCCA Election Court Dinner.

Ambassadors Debate – Thursday 6 July 
Driving Professionalism in a Global Context.

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