Architectural Democracy scientifically explores the relationship between architecture and democracy to better understand the complexity of cities.
Architectural Democracy started as a doctoral research of Pedro Aibéo, in Finland, and it has now grown into a larger working group of Researchers and Entrepreneurs who are currently putting in practice the developed technologies.
This research is mainly funded by the Kone Foundation and has been awarded several prizes, including the Helsinki City Research Award.
In collaboration with:
Architectural Faculty of the UNAM
Wuhan University of Technology
Architectural Faculty of University of Porto
Helsinki Design Week
Tallinn University Informatic Department
City of Helsinki
European Union Research Council
Helsinki City research award
QUT Research Council
What people say
Media artist / Architect
Pedro Aibéo’s project on Architectural Democracy is ground breaking. Mr. Aibéo has the experience to take this research to levels that will prove useful for others. His practice in architecture and art projects gives him an advantage many architects don’t have. I look forward to seeing his phD research being completed, contributing to the research of architecture, art and technology.
Pedro Aibéo's doctoral research has been supported by a hands-on parallel practice based approach with several other international institutions. Since 2015, several other Universities have required Mr. Aibéo’s presence to lecture around the topics of “Architectural Democracy”.
Glasgow School of Art
I found it one of the most valuable guest lectures I've been to in GSA so far.
“It shows a matured, critical and higher level thinking of the problem”
27th August 2014
Prof. Aino Niskanen
Dpt. Architecture, Aalto University
“I was quite impressed by your study project."
25th August 2014
Prof. Lauri Koskela
University of Huddersfield
“a bold and interesting topic!”