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Thursday, October 12 • 11:15 - 12:30
Panel: Placemaking for Peacemaking

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How can placemaking be instrumental in peacemaking?

Rony al Jalkh, senior fellow at PPS and lecturer at Notre Dame University in Lebanon, coined the phrase "placemaking for peacemaking" in an inspiring article under the same title. Placemaking is foremost a participatory process and in that sense it could be explicitly used to create encounters between different groups in society, and to create places where people with conflicting ideas, goals, and lifestyles meet and use the space simultaneously, creating better understanding and connections.

In this session we will explore the concept of placemaking for peacemaking through several practical cases. Rony al Jalkh will give an introduction to the topic, followed by short presentations by Eliza Hoxha on a bridge dividing Serbs and Albanians in Mitrovica, Kosovo and Vanessa Catalano on "Espacios de Paz" (literally "Spaces of Peace") in the slums of Venezuela.

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Minouche Besters

Managing Partner, STIPO
Minouche Besters is partner and urbanist at STIPO team for Urban Development. She is an experienced designer and facilitator of collective processes.
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Margaret Walker

Senior Vice President, Pratt Institute
A registered architect and licensed planner, Meg Walker was the senior vice president of Project for Public Spaces in New York and is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute, where she teaches in the graduate program of Urban Placemaking and Management. Over her... Read More →

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Vanessa Catalano

Vanessa is a Venezuelan architect based in the Netherlands since 2012, where she graduated with an MA in the Design Cultures program. In both capital cities, Caracas and Amsterdam, she has collaborated with spacemakers and has been involved with playful teaching programs. Her subjects... Read More →
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Eliza Hoxha

Assistant at the Department of Urbanism and Spatial Planing and executive director at NGO, University of Prishtina/Faculty of Civil enginering and Architecture and NGO
Eliza is an architect/urban planner focused more on community process and cultural dimensions on city development. Currently, she is working on her PhD at TU Graz, Austria on the theme "Community based approach in Kosovo" with the focus on placemaking as a methodology tested in several... Read More →
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Rony al Jalkh

Professor, American University in Beirut
A professor at the American University in Beirut, Rony will discuss his and others’ work at building peace through placemaking in Lebanon, which is reeling from the influx of over a million refugees.

Thursday October 12, 2017 11:15 - 12:30 CEST
PDZ Floor 5: Studio Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands