#ArcDem BLOG

here we post some of our thoughts

December 8, 2019

The reuse of packages is important, but less urgent, far less, than the reuse of old buildings, in so many cities where we have so many empty buildings just beside new ones being built.

August 19, 2019

Join us this Saturday 31st August 2019, 15:00 - 17:00 @Hyrsylän Koulu, for a discussion around co-living and coworking with 3 short presentations and an open discussion.

In this event, we are welcoming Noritaka Takezawa and Rachel Ferguson who are coming from Tokyo to present their work on Royzan Park, an exciting community project offering integrated accommodation, offices and childcare.

After this short presentation, Pedro A...

June 23, 2019

From the 5 speakers, two, Jarmo and Stephan both stated that 3 billion new dwellers will move in to cities in the near future! And thus we need new buildings. How come? Let us think!

May 14, 2019

Gamified Cohousing and Architectural Democracy will be a theme at the UMotion Camp in China, in July.

I was invited there as a keynote speaker on the topics of Architectural Democracy and Gamified Cohousing. This follows the work done last year at Tongji and Wuhan Universities with the workshops of Architectural Democracy. These workshops also mention Gamified Cohousing as a practical example on how to use the ArcDem matrix.


January 28, 2019

The discussions continue, next week,I will be a guest speaker on the topic of "Architectural Democracy" at Aalto University's Living+ Forum.

September 7, 2018

We must allow chaos to come to us repeatedly, find out what can it bring to us and use it to improve ourselves. Cities need to accept this and specially our urban planners, who so many times lack the humility to acknowledge the known unknowns.

March 16, 2018

Architectural Democracy proposes a framework to explore the relationships between architecture and democracy. The proposed matrix creates common ground for diverse stakeholders to better understand the complexity of cities, and thus to participate more actively in it.

March 5, 2018

The design of our cities is deeply diverse and political and ought to come from a multiple source of grass-roots solutions. Solutions are complex as our cities are. But only if all our citizens become political literate, with access to knowledge, be it institutional or via ICT, can such a local process start. The understanding of society by its citizens is fundamental to avoid exploitation which is so well felt in religious an...

July 6, 2017

In my view, the voice one holds within society reflects the process on how one has achieved it... Revolutions are much fun, but not in the morning after. No matter the outcome discerned, it is most important that people stand behind their choices. The people have the right to be wrong.

May 12, 2017

On the 25th of April 2017, the day of the carnation revolution, I was told of another set of revolutionary ideas in an event on buildings and energy, but as any other overthrow of old ideas in favor of new ones, I was not impressed by its promises. But there are still some good news!

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