I like charrette workshop a lot. It is one of the most sustainable consultation methods, allowing to hear needs of many stakeholders. I also like a lot Mycielski Architecture and Urbanism (MAU) design studio, which is a pioneer of that method in Poland. In addition I miss Teatralny square in Warsaw (presently a big car park, where Polish National Opera is) from 2016. Then, on the occassion of Music Days cars dissapeared for a couple of days, and the space was filled up with greenery and people (photo above). So, when the three elements met and I read that MAU would be organising charrette workshop on the square on the city’s commision, I knew I would take part in it.
Why children should have influence on designing real estate and cities? In „Galaktyka Nieruchomości” I talked to Agnieszka Sławomirska if and how children’s voice can change commercial real estate sector. Conversation (in Polish) is available here.
A week ago the media published a photo of a restaurant door with a sign saying “Children and dogs – no entry without muzzle”. The notice caused outrage, which I understand. In the same time, dealing with children rights in urban space, I see how often in Poland in social discourse children and animals are put in the same box.
I have talked to Urbcast. I told about the book I’m writing with and for children, what children need in a city and why it is so important that urban space is child-friendly and meets those needs. The episode (in Polish) is here.
Meet my characters: Hugo, the 7-year-old narrator of my book, his 10-year-old sister Jana and their mum Mimi. See how Hugo explains what the urban game is about. Enjoy and try to play a bit yourself on your way to work!
My first reviewers are always at home. This is the thumb up, I got from my son after he had read the first draft of my book I write with and for children. Because the idea behind my project is prototyping.
In 2022 I will present in: Paris (Le Plessis-Robinson), Corfu and Dublin.
It’s a big, big day for me – the first time my article concerning children in urban space has been published in Polish. The publication, entitled “Cities of human rights. Inspirations. Good practices. Tools.” is addressed mainly to local governments.
Forum CUPT “EU for Smart Mobility” – the first for a very long time live event. I took part in the panel session “‘Accessibility as the safety of all travelers”, where I represented the point of view of children.
Finally! The event which has been moved a couple of times because of pandemic – “EU for smart mobility” will take place live ? During the event I will talk in a panel session ” Accessibility as the safety of all travelers”. I will talk of what children expect from a public transport and why it should fulfill also their needs.