Talking to UIA – Architecture and Children members: Suzanne de Laval

More than half of the world’s population lives at this moment in urban areas. The United Nations states that 68% of the world population will be living in cities by 2050. It’s not bold to say that as much as we, as professionals, are shaping the built environment, it shapes us in equal measure. Our well-being, as city dwellers, is deeply connected to how well our environment is planned, designed, shaped. This puts on our shoulders, as architects and urban planners, a huge responsibility. But we are not alone in sharing this responsibility. Together with the authorities and law-makers, we have the duty of providing a sustainable built environment, suited to the needs of the people living in it today, as well as for the future generations that will inherit it. Keeping in mind all of the above, it is quite obvious why the citizens, the communities, have an important stake in how our built environment is designed, as much as the professionals do. […]

Talking to UIA – Architecture and Children members: Barbara Feller

More than half of the world’s population lives at this moment in urban areas. The United Nations states that 68% of the world population will be living in cities by 2050. It’s not bold to say that as much as we, as professionals, are shaping the built environment, it shapes us in equal measure. Our well-being, as city dwellers, is deeply connected to how well our environment is planned, designed, shaped. This puts on our shoulders, as architects and urban planners, a huge responsibility. But we are not alone in sharing this responsibility. Together with the authorities and law-makers, we have the duty of providing a sustainable built environment, suited to the needs of the people living in it today, as well as for the future generations that will inherit it. Keeping in mind all of the above, it is quite obvious why the citizens, the communities, have an important stake in how our built environment is designed, as much as the professionals do. […]

Fundraising, Volunteers and a Yearly Report at De-a Arhitectura

De-a Arhitectura would not be half what it is today without the help of our volunteers, without our partners and sponsors and the work “behind the scenes” that our team strives to do better and better every single day. We are constantly looking for volunteer architects to enroll and teach in our programs, we are open to collaborating with partners and sponsors who believe in what we do and want to help us continue to educate the children for a better understanding of the built environment and the architecture that surrounds us. […]

De-a Arhitectura in 2018: Events and Conferences

It’s been an intense year for De-a Arhitectura Association in 2018. We’ve attended different conferences and events, from the Venice Biennale Architettura to the International Union of Architects’ (UIA) biannual meetings within the Architecture and Children Program, to the First International Biennale for Architecture Education for Children and Young People. […]