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Architects care: Building a socially integrated city – Participation (2)

17 June 2021

17:00 -18:30

We increasingly care about wellbeing, quality of life and inclusion when we think about how places are planned, developed or adapted, but we could do a lot more and need to challenge ourselves to work differently.

We Made That and PRD are hosting a series of discussions focusing on the ways in which social integration can be a fundamental component of what architects and built environment professional do. Using the three themes of the London Mayor’s Social Integration Strategy, we will take a critical view of three different projects, reflecting upon their successes but also inviting challenge as to how they could achieve more.

People are more likely to feel they belong in a city which they have helped to shape and support. However, to participate, people need access to relevant opportunities and activities. How can we, built environment professionals, work to ensure diverse communities are playing an active part in the decisions that affect them, in a way that fosters ownership and identities?

The session will bring together panels of experts from within and outside the built-environment sector, encouraging open and critical discussion.

Sohanna Srinivasan (Karakusevic Carson Architects)
Jack Skinner (Selby Trust and Urban Space Potential Ltd).
Dr Eve Avdoulos (The Young Foundation)

The session will be chaired by PRD & We Made That.



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