In this article written by me and Hannah Smart at edge UD , we shared the story of how our team dealt with the challenges and new opportunities we found ourselves tackling during the Coronavirus pandemic. Ever the optimists, this was our take on a brighter view of the unforeseen and difficult times.
An interview for a Czech newspaper Hospodářské noviny from 2016, about my research and design project on 'Rethinking the Communist-era Suburb; A Way to Ecosocial Housing', and representing Czechia at Intel ISEF (The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, world’s largest international pre-college science competition).
The pandemic inspired me to design and teach an online course 'Ten perspectives on architecture: City and the Pandemic'. Together with a group of Czech high-schoolers, we researched, designed and executed real-life interventions in their favourite public spaces to help their neighbourhoods come back to life! I wrote an article about the experience and shared it on the edge Urban Design website!
What makes a vibrant and thriving high street such as the the one in Thame, a beautiful Oxfordshire market town? According to an article I co-authored with Astrid Guthier at edge UD, it's things like connectivity, diversity of retail, vibrant public space, frontages, clever parking, plentiful events, or green infrastructure. Have a read & enjoy my illustrations!