How will we live in the future? How do we tackle the issues facing our cities? Today we launch Dezeen x MINI Living Initiative, a year-long exploration of how architecture and design can contribute to a brighter urban future.
Through a series of online videos, Dezeen x MINI Living Initiative will document projects by cutting-edge architects and designers who are working on creative solutions to the challenges facing cities around the world.
We will explore topics including sustainable urban architecture, smart technology, innovative approaches to co-living and co-working, as well as more conceptual ideas for what life in cities will be like in future.
This online content will be supplemented by a programme of talks with leading architects and designers at design events around the world, which we will stream live on Dezeen and our Facebook page.
Look out for the first videos today on our special Dezeen x MINI Living Initiative microsite, as well as details about the first talk in Milan next week.
The project ties in with the MINI Living programme, a project launched by car brand MINI in 2016 showcasing architectural solutions for future urban living spaces.
MINI will be unveiling an installation called Breathe by New York studio SO-IL in Milan next week as part of the project.
Previous MINI Living projects include an installation by ON design in Milan last year exploring shared living, as well as London architect Asif Khan's Forests installation at London Design Festival 2016.
Dezeen x MINI Living Initiative is the fourth major collaboration between Dezeen and MINI, following Dezeen and MINI World Tour, the multi award-winning Dezeen and MINI Frontiers, and last year's Most Loved series exploring objects that have found a special place in people's hearts.