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Architecture is a tool for peace-building and peace mediation. How do built environments contribute to peace – or conflict?

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SPACES OF PEACE: ARCHITECTURE AS CONTEXTUAL DIPLOMACY

Talks, Brussels | 21 November 2019 | Free admission, registration

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Our built environments – spaces, architecture and urban spaces – have a physical, cognitive and emotional impact on us. This affects our behaviour and how we interact with each other. Built environments enable social encounters or prevent them. Spaces that do not function in their intended use trigger annoyance and distrust not only towards the space, but also towards other people in the space. Surroundings that feel safe emotionally spark experiences of trust and hope.

The societal impact of built environments as a contributor to peace, stability, polarisation or conflict is a rising perspective on architecture. ‘Spaces of Peace – Architecture as Contextual Diplomacy’ talks approach architecture as a tool for peace-building from spaces of peace mediation and reconstruction of post-conflict cities to building peacetime cities that prevent polarisation and conflict. The talks open up perspectives to how architecture and design can contribute to literally building peace now and in the future.

The event is part of the official programme of Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU.

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The event is free of charge, but please reserve your seat by registering.

Language of the event is English.

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MORE INFORMATION + UPDATES

Spaces of Peace – Facebook Event

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SPEAKERS + TALKS

Esa Laaksonen | The Impact of Space – Case: Spaces of Peace Mediation

Architect | Friman Laaksonen Architects. Helsinki, Finland

Helena Sandman | Designing with and for Empathy

Architect | Hollmén Reuter Sandman Architects. Helsinki, Finland

Bengin Dawod | Architect as Peacebuilder

Architect, urban designer | The Soul of the City. Aleppo, Syria / Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Miriam Bensky | Changing Spaces of Peace Dialogues

Independent conflict resolution advisor. Ankara, Turkey

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MODERATOR

Heini Lehtinen

Designer, founder | Raven & Wood Agency. Helsinki, Finland

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PARTNERS

The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux

The Embassy of Finland in Belgium

Archinfo Finland

Raven & Wood Agency

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