- I have always believed that a humane and progressive architecture is one that creates beauty out of function. Not just for the sake of beauty in itself, but because beautiful buildings and public spaces help people achieve their potential, as citizens as well as individuals. Architects cannot be apolitical we have a duty to engage. Hooman Taghipoor
- is what the world need and we as architects can contribute on it. Arlinda Sheqiri
- I would like to add to the sustainable urban environment , and cultural and diversification of architecture and built form. Raju Mazumdar
- I would be interested in working with a team of professionals to assist with the redevelopment and restructure of an affected community. Johann Bartolo
- after spending 6 years in australia, studying in melbourne and working in brisbane in architecture, then going back to israel, now feel the importance of architects for peace even more. being a child
of a palestinian family living within israel, and practicing as an architect in this country, i feel we need to do more to spread the word of understanding and peace between the nations. Mimoon AbuAta
- I come from Indonesia and am now in Phnom Penh. Everywhere I go I still see families without houses, access to water, or any other essentials. I want to do something REAL. Marisa Faizul
- interested in a better network amongst socially aware architects. Have worked in social housing for several years and am an active member of RAIA. Cathleen Wing Kee
- I am interested in working on the ground in Timor Leste or other Oceania countries, please contact me if i can be of assistance. Timothy Stats
- actively creating sustainable design projects and disseminating environmentally efficient interiors throughout queensland and the world! Paul Johnston
- I am a second year-architecture student, at the National University of Colombia, i
am highly in starting a change. i dream with a non-violent revolution. an intellectual an spiritual evolution. Santiago Duran
- have lived and worked in egypt, india and sri lanka and am very interested in how architects can make a meaningful contribution to the society it hopes to serve, in a respectful way and without promoting the ego! Rebecca Whan
- I think it will be great to have some articles on the Darfur issue
concerning the role of architects in the post - war reconstruction and
development phase on the light of the DPA and the recent developments regarding
the deployment of the hybrid forces for peace keeping in the war - affected
region of Darfur. Mewahib Mohamed
- I am interested in write articles an make research and investigation about
the architectural and social fields in my country I like to contribute to help
development of my nation. Noel Sampson
- PUBLIC ASSEMBLY. Creating art programs and workshops that act as a forum for
community discourse and action around social issues specifically within the
urban realm. Lynda
- I would like to help with Architects for Peace. Let me know what's around,
- I will like to help any way i can. Matías Riquelme
- It has been great to work with Arch Peace in the last 2 years! thanks to all
and look forward to work with all of you again! Best wishes! Edith
- i am passionate about helping others find the light of true peace within
themselves as i have done and thereby spread that light around the world. while
my architectural designs reflect my philosophy of "lightness" in every aspect of
the word, illumination, weight, footprint, consumption, illumination, etc, my
wider vision is that in sharing my Light with passion, love and joy i will be
the inspiration for myself and others to seek and find the inner Peace which is
our Inheritance. Russ
- hey I'm student of architecture in Pakistan. I did restoration work with Aga
Khan Trust for Culture in Hunza. Nazeem Baig
- Dear architects for peace, thank you for your mail and your attempt to use
various languages of the world. I am really willing to contribute with my
nepalese language too. So please if there is something i can do please tell me.
Arch. Pawan Kumar Shrestha, Kathmandu, Nepal
- it's nice to be a member of Archpeace. I've learn much much more about
architecture in different world. Alif Nadya Inniar
- I would passionately like to participate in discussion and initiate action
in a positive direction.
- Working as volunteer in arch-peace for multimedia stuff really help me
increase my work experience in multimedia design field. I hope my contribution
can help arch-peace to be better and grow well
- I am in a rather busy period of university as the semester is about to
finish so I'm not quite sure exactly how I would like to contribute but as soon
as I finish next week I will look into your website more thoroughly! Is this ok?
I am extremely interested in getting involved!
- "What a wonderful newsmail, full of information and links for
architects/people who want to know what's going on in the real world". Prof Hugh
O'Neill, Melbourne University and Adjunct Professor, Cultural Heritage Centre
for Asia and the Pacific Deakin University (Melbourne)
- "I am a member of Architects and Planners for Justice in Palestine (APJP)
and welcome the opportunity of making common cause by joining this wider forum".
Prof Hans Haenlein (London)
- I found your website and love your ideas, passion and thinking - you are
indeed very lovely. I wanted to get in touch to thank you for your hard work and
determination to share with others and get people motivated to act. I also run a
ARMS AGAINST WAR so that the unity
of our numbers and purpose would make us greater...
- I am currently travelling aboard our 31ft Yatch & therefore would be
interested in contributing essays on the architecture of different communities
through which i travel.
- I would love to know if there are any affiliations for architects for
peace in my country JORDAN that I'm not aware of, if not would be happy to
help establish one.
- so happy that I found this web site, and it's something that I'm interested
in, especially because of the condition in my country, where people doesn't have
money and they need some help to build they environment and life
- dear all, i am walid issa am from bethlehem-palestine . i am studying
architecture in the university of minnesota in the u.s. i am working as
peace maker (architect for peace) in the bethlehem and in the west bank . i
am studying hard and i want to be an architect because there is a war in the
middle east and i believe that one day there will be peace. i want to
participate in building the middle east after the war. for now am architect
for peace !! i will be happy to join you and be a member in this great nice
- I find your community very professional and [relevant]. I have a weblog
about architecture (www.archigraphy.persianblog.com) that is in Farsi
language... It looks like we can be good friends.
- From Lebanon: After the recent events that prevailed in Lebanon
and the amount of destruction it is time to unite with the international
expertise and to browse with the intellects the role of intervention for
architects in a post war situation
- your Initiative looks extremely important for our region and I will be
happy to look into collaboration. Thanks, Liad Ortar Arkada, Tel-Aviv
- believe we are responsible for our natural and built environment; and a
forum such as this is a great place to share our concerns
- I can be involved in workshops. I am interested to provide a link to
help Serbian cities destroyed by NATO bombing
- After I saw your aims and values, I changed my mind. I really would love
to get involved. What can I do for this organization?
- Very Nice Website...nice ideas...
- Having returned from Europe to Australia recently I was disgusted with
the general apathy here in comparison to what i experienced there. This
organisation, and others like it, are essential to create discussion and
ultimately form a strong, coherent voice for us to rally with. The need for
all of us to engage in an active opposition of fear and war mongering
governments such as our own and those of Israel, the US and the UK is of
- Social environment and its system of architecture is integral part. We
need to look into the nature and its beauty in its original form where you
really get peace.
- Architectural projects for the poor people in my country.
- I found out about AFP in a lecture by Beatriz Maturana this week and I
have been thoroughly inspired by her work and her passion. I came home from
the lecture and its been 2 days and I decided i had to join.
- Since my studies I am attending so many different workshops and
lectures. As I have born on a island where so many problems comes together
with the contribution of so many countries ,we locals are trapped with
political problems. We cant really step forward from ongoing conflicts into
a productive community all together.
- I am currently a second year architecture student, at the university of
Melbourne. I am enthralled with this organisation and would love to get
involved. i am not certain how i can, or what exactly i can offer besides my
support, but regardless i am very passionate about your aims and values.
look forward to getting involved somehow.
- architecture is also [about] living and thinking, then why don't we use
it for peace in cities, countries and our lives? Coordination and forums
like this are helping it become real. So i'll be glad to be here.
- I would like to contact other architects who has the same goals: living
in a better world without discrimination, helping others in social projects
and try to use the best way possible what nature brings us.
- I was captivated when I stumbled on the site as I have been doing
research on ecclesiastical architecture looking for how peace, honesty and
spirituality can be achieved through architecture.
- I've been hoping to become involved in something which contributes so
meaningfully to such a serious cause. Look forward to being a part of the
- this year I [was] attending the UIA (union of international architects)
conference in Istanbul where I met a group of Iranian (architecture)
students - since then I have been corresponding with one student who works
for a government research body to investigate housing issues - I am
interested in continuing the conversation with her and developing new lines
of conversation with others to see how we might provide better solutions to
the housing problem.
- it is a wonderful thing coming across this site . i have, in my own
little way spreading the message for good habitation and to protect our
- we are facing immense challenges in the world today.. social, political
and ecological. we have, through our studies, to confront these developments
and to work to solve [their] causes, so we can improve urban and rural life
of the people with projects and researches
- peace! right now!
- Please let me know of anything I can do to help
- i want peace. i realize it will not spontaneously generate. it must be
designed. the environment (political, social, economic and built) is a
result of intent or lack thereof. i want to put my own energies toward
designing a universally peaceful planet.
- good to see a website devoted to environmental design to which we are
all contributing for a better world
- good work, this exiting and extraordinary work must be supported by all
of the architects in the world,...
- Glad to pledge my support. As professionals I think it is our duty to
use our resources and knowledge to make a difference in the world.
- Congratulations to you for having started this important organization. I
have not observed any activity here in Norway/Scandinavia, and would like to
help in establishing AFP here. Good luck on your future work, and I hope
there will be an affiliate in Norway/Scandinavia soon.
- I am pleased to know that Architects are also working for peace. I am an
Architect and through ASF/Nepal and EWB/N we are working voluntarily in
providing technical assistance for the needy people of Nepal. You might know
that Nepal is a declared as Peace Zone Country but in these days due to
political violence there is no peace in Nepal. So if Architects for peace
can do lots of thing here.
- In this strange time every way that promotes peace is a good way to
live! We architects can do something too in our daily work
- I strongly believe in the principles you promulgate and believe we must
all speak our hearts. I feel isolated from most of my peers who have
adjusted their principles to align themselves with big business or with the
government bureaucrats who support it. Once fear, prejudice and greed are
overcome, we have the task of building a sustainable environment that offers
equal dignity for all. You (we), as a group, have the imagination to
- I am currently involved as a landscape architect with an environmental
charity in the UK. Since I will be moving to Oz I would like to continue
working with local communities to get them involved in sustainable
development projects. Reading about your organisation I am happy to find
that there are more people on the other side of the world still fighting for
a cause, I would love to get to know you!
- I am a member of the Baha\'i community whose primary goal is the
development of a world community based on the goals set forth by
Baha\'u\'llah, amongst them: The recognition of the oneness of God, The
oneness of religion and The oneness of mankind, Abandonment of all forms of
prejudice, Harmony of science and religion, Independent investigation of
truth, The equality of men and women, Education for all.
The insights and
inspiration that derived from the Baha\'i writings as well as the
community\'s experience especially in consultation, problem solving and
encouragement as well as my own experience in working in third-world /
developing countries and communities are things worth sharing in an
- I am inspired by what I have read and seen - and look forward to being
- I have a deep interest in the politics of space and would like to get
involved anyway i can
- I am very interested in how we as architects can use our skills to
improve the lives of others
- As professionals and as human beings we have duty humanity and the
earth- thank for providing another avenue
- Wow, what a great concept! I am wondering why this organization is not
international. It seems that if any country needs more groups for PEACE, it
should be this imperial nation. Anyway, are there others who have asked a
similar question? Let me know if anyone else has contacted you with this
same idea. I mean, why not a US chapter?
Arizona would be a tough state
to start in (conservatives EVERYWHERE), but Oregon or other states seem like
they would have great potential to serve as US headquarters.
thought I would drop you a line to express my enthusiasm at the realization
that there are organizations like your out there!
- Good to see such place to share and to learn something about...
- well am on my last year architecture in uni willing to continue masters
in urban planning since i've always searched for a possible way for a better
world through architecture and that would be in dealing with people\'s
socio-economic development in a peaceful environment
- I think what you are doing is fantastic and just what I am interested in
- the interface of planning and social justice issues. I am particularly
interested in any current research or research needs in this area
- War not only damages buildings and infrastructure but also people,
physically and emotionally. The post war period is the most crucial in
re-establishing people\'s lives as well as the villages, towns, cities and
countries however in many cases a crucial point is forgotten....access for
people with disabilities.
Although in many cases hospitals and a couple
of other civil buildings provide access for people with varying
disabilities, it is almost always a forgotten touch to a building or public
domain. The result of this is a discriminatory environment not built for
Having visited Bosnia and Serbia over the years (before and after
the war) has allowed me to observe the progress of development and in many
cases the lack of it, particularly in relation of accessible development. I
would imagine that many war torn countries would experience the same and it
would be really interesting to compare best practice and try to implement
similar strategies in areas where it has failed to achieve an environment
that can be enjoyed and accessed by all.
- I very much agree on no war and peace, and I believe justice would help
us live a better life and build a better world. I am only student, not
specifically expert or experienced in any of these, but I believe with more
power of people, things will be changed and improved. I hope architecture
and urban planning would help eliminating conflicts and building stronger
- great organization, i\'d love to help more events happen in Adelaide
- It is good to have this forum, for me this gives a bigger picture of
what architecture/ urban design should strive for in the disparity of wealth
between nations. It would be good to have some kind of exchange program
where professionals could voluntarily work in the two contrasty different
continent and dealt with completely different human right issues.
- I am very interested in how we as architects can use our skills to
improve the lives of others
- I believe its imperative for designers to be in touch with different
communities and NOT restrict oneself by always competing in the business
- The phoney war - all to real to the innocents of Iraq - is over. The
'liberators' are under attack. It is now time to rebuild for and with the
- I just had it with lies and media control over news in the USA. I\'m
moving in June to Australia, a country that I feel is mistakenly linking its
Iraq involvement with the Bali bombings.
- I am very enthusiastic about addressing issues on housing especially in
African cities. I realise that arch.peace is a channel through which I can
express my views and contribute in any way, intellectually or otherwise
towards the development of our cities.
- Hola, mi nombre es Verónica, soy de Chile, estudiante de paisajismo
(landscape architecture). A pesar de no leer muy bien el inglés, me ha
parecido una página muy interesante y sobre todo con mucha fuerza que es lo
que se necesita.
- Congrats on such a noble cause. Excellent
- I have only just seen the protests that you have undertaken. I was quite
blown away - they are beautiful and subtle. Are there more things happening
from the NSW end??
- I am more than interested. I have marched in the Peace rally in Sydney
on Sunday 22nd March ( I have also been involved in the Anti Vietnam War
- Hopefully Australia will follow suit with Canada and realize that not
everything the United States does, the rest of world must do!
- I am more than happy to be included in your group, especially now when
so many are simply throwing up their hands and insisting that nothing can be
done now that war's started.
- I believe it is a great idea to group together as a profession, and
voice our belief in peace.
- At Sunday's rally I was thinking this would be a good idea. Please
- Could you let me know what you're doing - I'm interested in terms of the
Bulletin, but also because I'm on the organising committee for North Shore
Against the War - I'd be interested in hearing what sort of support you've
got and anything you're planning.
- This is a fantastic initiative, but what about including environmental
managers, life scientists etc as well?
- I would like to join Architects for Peace. I am totally opposed to this
illegal and propaganda driven war.
- how can I help?
- but why only architects?
- I would love to learn more and become a member of Architects for peace
- passionately interested!
- Would like to be proud of the profession at the marches. Would be happy
to gather under a banner.