arch-peace editorials

23 December 2020

Architects for Peace President's report 2020

AFP was cited in this international conference as belonging in the lower, right quadrant - highly ethical, yet not influential. The Post COVID challenge for AFP is how to rise to the top, right quadrant - ethical and influential. 

Architects for Peace President's report 2020


Beatriz Maturana Cossio.  Founder and President
This time last year, bushfires raged across most of the Eastern seaboard of Australia as evidence of the ecological crisis while the economic success stories of  Paris, Hongkong and Santiago were each in their own form of social crisis. Then a global pandemic.
It’s been a year of suspended normality and we don’t yet know what the new normal will look like. We do now that the world’s population is now poorer than it was before 2020 and that the professions of the built environment and the urban planet face new challenges with the possibility of a new and better normality.

10 October 2020

 Steering Committee Meeting - via Zoom

Saturday 24 October 8:00am AEST.  (Friday October 23, 6:00 PM Santiago) 

For any member wishing to attend below are the details. 

Anthony McInneny is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Architects for Peace

Time: Oct 23, 2020 06:00 PM Santiago

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Meeting ID: 788 7842 2733

Passcode: 87TPHM

03 July 2020

Artist Statement

The current surreal times of isolation have humanity experiencing the blurring of boundaries between the public and private arenas. While we await for the re-­‐opening of public spaces, including government buildings, we are shifting to interpersonally connecting from the intimacy of our personal spaces through social media.

Regeneration is a response to this particular phenomenon. The work portrays a physical representation of the global profound realisation of our vital interdependence on others. Utilising blooming flowers emerging from a microscopic image of the Covid-­‐19 virus projected onto the façade of the Richmond Town Hall, the work treats enforced social distancing as a catalyst of individual and collective contemplation and growth, simultaneously emphasising the central role of government leadership during times of crisis.

During COVID 19, public space is not what it used to be. Without a public it becomes an A-public space. Architects for Peace called for entries in March 2020 for a projection art competition. Images and/or text were to simulate a projection onto the façade of the Richmond Town Hall, Victoria, Australia. Regeneration, by Marynes Avila was the winning entry.

17 April 2020

AFP Steering Committee 2020

Introducing the Architects for Peace Steering Committee 2020

On behalf of the new Steering Committee, I’d like to introduce the members elected in December 2019.

Firstly, apologies for the delay in communications. National and global crises in different parts of the world have meant the incumbents have been operating on a day-to-day basis in many parts of the world.