“Architects and engineers, both as professionals and citizens, have a responsibility to question and investigate the current processes of design thinking and methods of working that produce the Maltese environment. More importantly, they have a responsibility to use their skills, training, and intellectual stance to continually engage with the questions of contextuality and identity.”

This was part of the challenge that the final year students of the built environment were set for their Masters’ thesis project of designing a new town in Hal Far, Malta, for 2066.

The workshop was aimed at broadening the concept of innovation and creative thinking. It focussed on developing radically different design ideas for future implementation and not to be restricted in thought by current state-of-the-art. The workshop highlighted the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration in developing anticipatory systems within which we as citizens will live and operate in the future. The workshop was led by Luis and Jeanette, co-founders of Bureau 105.