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Pedro Aibéo

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SUPER SHORT VERSION

Pedro Aibéo is an internationally awarded Architect and Civil Engineer, Vis. Ass. Professor on ”Architectural Democracy”, founder & CEO of the Gamified Cohousing Oy, of the World Music School and of the “Cidadania” theatre+games group, musician, drawing teacher, and a Deputy Member of Lohja's Town Planning Board.

SHORT VERSION

Pedro Aibéo is a portuguese internationally awarded Architect (TU Darmstadt) and Civil Engineer (FEU Porto) with over 50 buildings designed and built in 20 countries. He is  a Kone Säätiö Research Fellow, a Visiting Associate Professor at UNAM University, Mexico and at Wuhan University of Technology, China and a Doctoral Candidate at Aalto University, Finland on "Architectural Democracy". He is the founder & CEO of the Gamified Cohousing Oy, founder and Artistic Director of “Cidadania” theatre+games group, a professional Musician at Homebound, the founder and Chairman of the World Music School Helsinki, a drawing teacher at the croquis nights and at Kiasma and a Graphic Novelist and a regular podcaster on music, politics and architecture at the Helsinki Open Waves.  

He is also a Deputy Member of Lohja's Town Planning Board in Finland.

LONGER VERSION (recommended one)

Pedro Aibéo is an internationally awarded Architect (M.Sc., Dipl. Ing., TU Darmstadt, Germany) and Civil Engineer (M.Sc., Licenciatura, FEUP, Porto) with over 50 buildings designed and built in 18 countries, currently practicing at the Gamified Cohousing, which he is the CEO of.

 

Aibéo is also a Kone Säätiö Research Fellow, a Visiting Associate Professor at UNAM University, Mexico and at Wuhan University of Technology, China, and a Doctoral Candidate at Aalto University, Finland on its research of Architectural Democracy.

 

In arts and the public understanding of science, Aibéo is the founder and Artistic Director of Cidadania theatre+games group, with written and directed theater plays at the United Nations on urban slavery and astronomy. He runs an art gallery cooperative in Helsinki, Myymälä 2, teaches weekly drawing at the croquis nights and at Kiasma in Helsinki and he is a graphic novel writer with its latest bestseller in Portugal being on the topics of mathematics.

Aibéo is also the founder and Chairman of the "World Music School Helsinki” an international network of schools teaching music as a language and a regular podcaster on music, politics and architecture at the Helsinki Open Waves. 

 

In politics, he is the Vice-Chairman of “Perpetuum Mobile” in its decade long work of offering protection to artists at risk. He is a published current affairs author in several newspapers, and in 2017 Aibéo ran as a candidate for the Helsinki Municipal elections under the Left Alliance List, but independent in terms of political affiliation.

From 2021 he became a Deputy Member of Lohja's Town Planning Board.

LONG VERSION

Pedro Aibéo is a trained Design Architect (M.Sc., Dipl. Ing., TU Darmstadt, Germany) and Civil Engineer (M.Sc., Licenciatura, FEUP, Porto) 

As an awarded architect and Civil Engineer he has designed and built over 50 buildings on 18 countries spanning from University Campuses, Hospitals, Museums, Residential, Public Squares, etc.


Kone Säätiö Research Fellow, a Visiting Associate Professor at UNAM University, Mexico, a Visiting Researcher at Wuhan University of Technology, China and Doctoral Candidate at Aalto University, Finland on "Architectural Democracy".  

After experiencing firsthand the corruption and severe design flaws in the world of architecture worldwide, with grave implications to social justice, heritage conservation and environment, he veered in 2013 his career path into research.  Today he investigates and puts into practice technologies that turn buildings into open sources of information for the improvement of the understanding of cities by its own citizens, to empower them.

The founder and CEO of the Gamified Cohousing Oy

Founded in 2018, the Gamified Cohousing turns empty buildings into economies, working to combat the loneliness in the cities and the misuse of resources, both so harmful for our living environment.

The founder and Artistic Director of “Cidadania theatre+games group"

Since 2007 he has written and directed several theater plays in venues such as the United Nations in Vienna or the Staatstheater Darmstadt, Germany about urban slavery and astronomy. The plays are centered in turning research results into public performances, for its dissemination among a broader audience. The group developed several technologies for these plays including a Virtual Reality set (later acquired by Siemens) and a 360 video projector.  His first play, an interview mockery of the then Prime Minister of Portugal, Cavaco Silva, was written and performed at the age of 9.

The founder and Chairman of the Non-Profit Organization "World Music School Helsinki”

In 2016 he founded a music school based on teaching music as a language with an innovative financial model to allow a more affordable and engaging music learning and performing.

 

professional Musician at "Homebound"

He has written several music pieces registered at GEMA and published several music albums on world music. He has performed hundreds of concerts in venues such as the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall or the WGT Leipzig. He is currently a Musician at “Homebound”, a seven-piece fusion world music band, blending music from several cultures with the linking element of the drone.

 

A drawing teacher at the "Croquis Nights" in Helsinki

His drawings have been exhibited in several galleries such as the German National Architecture Museum and used in films such as "Move On" featuring Mads Mikkelsen. He currently teaches fast sketching and animations in Kiasma and at Croquis Nights Helsinki.

 

A graphic novel writer

His latest Graphic Novel, "Isto Nao É Só Matemática", is  a best-seller comic novel about Mathematics. He is currently working on his second novel.

A published current affairs author in several newspapers.

He has been an active figure against the Guggenheim Museum for Helsinki and a present voice along Attac (Association pour la Taxation des Transactions financière et l'Aide aux Citoyens) and Occupy Duesseldorf. 

Podcaster

A regular podcaster on music, politics and architecture at the Helsinki Open Waves. 

A political candidate anbd Deputy Member

Proposing to apply direct democracy principles where the citizens vote is requested weekly on the decisions of the city council. From 2021 ´he became a Deputy Member of Lohja's Town Planning Board

NOTABLE WORKS IN SHORT

​One of the most notable works among the over fifty architectural designs done, is the "Science Centre of Oman," a parametrically programmed sun dial building constructed at the GuTech, Muscat.

He developed also innovative urban planning games with Lego and object recognition tools along with the MIT. He initiated the research of Architectural Democracy which has been showcased at the Venice Biennale and currently developing the Decisions City, a high-level program for urban planning participation.

In arts and the public understanding of science, Aibéo founded the Cidadania theatre+games group and the World Music School, with written and directed theater plays at the United Nations on urban slavery and astronomy. He published several books around mathematics, architecture and music.

In politics he ran as a candidate for the Helsinki Municipal elections under the Left Alliance List, but independent in terms of political affiliation.

Press photos

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Press articles

RTP interview to Pedro Aibéo in 2020, online here

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Pedro Aibeo interview by RTP 2020

Press on Pedro Aibéo's work as founder of the theater group CIDADANIA

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Article by the Darmstädter Echo on Pedro Aibéo's 1st Theater production

Theater Premiere

Frankfurter Rundschau, printed press, 7th October 2008, article by Astrid Ludwig, on the Cidadania Theater play premiere

Press on Pedro Aibéo's work as founder and teacher at CROQUIS NIGHTS

croquis nights YLE

TV article on Aibéo's work on teaching croquis in Helsinki, at Forum Box

Croquis in Helsingin Sanomat 2016

Newspaper Press on Aibéo's work on teaching croquis in Helsinki

Press on Pedro Aibéo's work on POLITICS

2022 Länsi Uusimaa

2020 Yle News

2016 koneen Saatio blog on Pluriversity

Länsi-Uusima article 2022

Article by Pedro Aibeo on Länsi Uusimaa Newspaper

YLE news 2020

YLE news 2020

CETA article on vapaakauppa fi

Article on CETA by Vapaakauppa.fi

VISAO article

Article on the political campaign for the Helsinki City Council

Moniheli interview

How did a self-identifyed anarcho-syndicalist, end up running for elections in the first place? What has direct democracy to do with it? What's the best way to challenge the system? Find out at the interview with Pedro Aibéo!

Direct Democracy radio interview USA

Radio Interview in USA, to Pedro Aibéo during his candidacy for the Helsinki Municipal Elections of 2017

Press on Pedro Aibéo's work around ARCHITECTURE

2024 Article about Aibéo's work at the UP magazine 

2023 Front page article about Gamified Cohousing at the newspaper Kainuun Sanomat 

2023 Article on the acquisition of the public school in Lappeenranta for Gamified Cohousing 

2023 Article on the negotiations with the City Government of Pihtipudas for further developments around Gamified Cohousing

2023 Article on the acquisition of the railway station of Kannus by the Gamified Cohousing

2021 Lecture Tour in Colombia 

2021 Video presentation of the new Gamified Cohousing app

2021 Article on the Gamified Cohousing new App

2021 Article on Social Inclusion in Architecture at the ECC

2020 Extensive article on the Finnish Design Magazine Talo 

2019 Article on Hyrsylän koulu and Aibéo of the 19th October event on the newspaper karkkilan tienoo

2019 Article on Helsinging Sanomat about Pedro Aibéo and Hyrsylän Koulu

2019 Article on the SEAMK magazine about Pedro Aibéo: "memories of his studies in Seinäjoki"

2019 Article on Länsi-Uusima about Hyrsylän Koulu

2019 Article on Agencia Lusa on Pedro Aibéo and Gamified Cohousing

2019 Article on Visao on what to visit in Helsinki

2017 The Hysylän Koulu sold to Pedro Aibéo, Länsi-Uusimaa

2017 Hyrsylän Koulu sold to Pedro Aibéo, not to Aira Samulin

2017 Architect Pedro Abéio wants to develop communal living for the old school in Hyrsylä

2017 Decentralization in urban planing

2017 Villa Karo magazine, article about the Architecture of Porto Novo

2016 Uusima Newspaper article on the Svartsa Skola cohousing project

2016 Östnyland Newspaper article on the Svartsa Skola cohousing project

2016 Östnyland newspaper artcile on the Svartsa Skola cohousing Project (Svartså byskola kan bli modernt kollektiv)

2016 Östnyland newspaper artcile on the Svartsa Skola cohousing Project (Svartså skolas nya liv presenteras)​

Article from lestijoki
Press article at Kainuun Sanomat Kajaani 2023
Press article at Kainuun Sanomat Kajaani 2023
2023 Gamified Cohousing
2023 Gamified Cohousing
Lecture tour in colombia

Lecture tour in colombia

Gamified Cohousing app
Metropolia

New app for Gamified Cohousing 2021

Helsingin Uutiset

Hyrsylän Koulu not sold to Aira Samulin

Talo 2020
Seamk Magazine

Seamk Magazine on aibeo 2019

karkkilan tienoo article

karkkilan tienoo article on hyrsylan koulu and Pedro Aibéo of October 2019

Pedro Aibeo in Helsingin Sanomat

Pedro Aibeo in Helsingin Sanomat, photo bt Liisa Takala

Architect Pedro Abéio
hyrsylan koulu sales to Aibeo 2017
revista visao article aibeo on Helsinki

Article on Helsinki at Visao magazine, 2019

VOIMA

VOIMA: Helsinki's left brain 2018

2017 Decentralization in urban plani

On the process of designing a temporary pavilion in Helsinki, a manifesto on the importance of temporary structures

mutiny video 2018

Gamified Cohousing featured at the Helsinki Think Company video

cohousing article newspaper aibeo

On the Svartså Skola Cohousing project by Swedish / Finnish newspaper Ösnyland

villa karo magazine

Article about Porto Novo

Magazine article in the spanish press on Aibéo's work on cohousing

press article svartsa skola el comunista 2017 english

Magazine article in the spanish press on Aibéo's work on cohousing

svartsa skola press article 2

Magazine article in the Swedish press on Aibéo's work on cohousing

svartsa skola press article 1

Magazine article in the Finnish press on Aibéo's work on cohousing

Press on Pedro Aibéo's work as Founder and Chairman of the WORLD MUSIC SCHOOL HELSINKI

Villa Karo Magazine

Maailman kuvalehti EN
O publico article PT
Maailman kuvalehti FI
O publico article EN
maailman kuvalehti

The work of the World Music School Helsinki, lead by Aibéo, is featured on a news article at the Maailman Kuvalehti

Publico Article

Article by the major Portuguese newspaper on Pedro Aibéo and the World Music School

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Architectural Democracy in the Portuguese Newspaper Jornal Das Caldas

aec-business podcast

interview in July 2017 on Architectural Democracy for AEC business

"Architectural Democracy" in Nigeria

"Architectural Democracy" in Nigeria, published in the Spanish press, in English

"Architectural Democracy" in Nigeria

"Architectural Democracy" in Nigeria, published in the Spanish press, in Spanish

Press on Pedro Aibéos Music performances

2021 : live concert, bagpipes with the City Orchestra of Lohja

Live concert Bagpipes

With the City Orchestra of Lohja

Testimonials

Ruey Komulainen
Speaker event at KAMK University 2024

"Your story was inspiring yet down-to-earth. Unlike others, you are not merely painting a beautiful picture of being an entrepreneur, it is an illusion but yet you showed them possibilities and hopes if a person is willing to work hard for his or her idea, have a detailed plan that is well-managed and implemented, taking calculated risk and know the stuff well. Furthermore, there is not such thing called perfect idea or perfect operation. There will always be some imperfections, hiccups, challenges etc. and the business owner or entrepreneur must face and deal with these and move on. After your session, I caught a few students from my own course, and they were truly grateful and fascinated by your experience sharing! 🙂"

David Ubani

Lecture on business and enterpreneurship 2024

"It was indeed a session that enabled participants to think outside the box, see things from an enlightened perspective and to envision possibilities with the resources and tools all around them.

At the end of the session, participants gained more informed insights around cohousing, external relations, building partnerships, solidifying relationships and expanding networks for impact, influence, value and community development."

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