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.
In 2022 I will present in: Paris (Le Plessis-Robinson), Corfu and Dublin.
During “Accessible public transport” organised by Centre for EU Transport Projects (CEUPT) I talked of how children perceive safety in urban space and in public transport.
Once again this year I will talk during a conference. I will tell about a project that I started during lockdown – writing a book for and with children.
On 24 June I will talk of safety of children in public transport during 16. meeting within the framework of “of accessibility with CUPT – transport standard in practice” organised by The Centre for EU Transport Projects (CEUTP). Zapraszam!
A children’s mayor of Amsterdam; a founder of a company, which solves very adult problems of organisations and societies with the help of children and in the same teaches problem solving to children; a mother of a child with autism spectrum; participation and inclusion experts and me – on 20th November, the international Children’s Day we will all talk during Kids & Cities international webinar on the importance of listening to children and supporting their independent performance in urban space. Join us!
“Guerilla audit, i.e. experiencing urban space with children” – invitation for UX Design Poland conference. (in Polish)