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MAKE DESIGN MATTER - March Talk - EVA Studio

  • HKS Architects 24–30 Great Titchfield Street W1W 8BF United Kingdom (map)
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Our February talk will be delivered by Andrea Panizzo, Director at EVA Studio. The talk will be followed by a panel discussion with invited guests.


Emergent Vernacular Architecture (EVA) was founded in 2014. Since then the design-based practice has undertaken social projects of different scales and uses, from public spaces, schools, housing to urban design masterplan.

EVA’s design and research studio is headquartered in London with an overseas branch in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where the practice is taking part in the post-earthquake reconstruction process.

At the core of the studio's approach lies a research and design process that aims to promote equity and fight social ills and aligns with New Urban Agenda as part of sustainable development goals.
EVA provide innovative solutions to the challenges and issues that exist in communities of diverse backgrounds. Central to their approach is a participatory process which incorporates the perspectives of the different actors in the environment. They adopt “top-down” and “bottom-up” strategies, where local government and grassroots become integral to the implementation of the design. Architects, as process makers, may play a key role in facilitating the conversation between stakeholders of urban development and local communities.

Make Design Matter is a series of monthly inspirational talks for humanitarians.

Article 25, in partnership with the BRE Trust and venue host HKS Architects, are bringing together outstanding design professionals who work to support the most vulnerable in society across the developing world. These inspiring monthly panel discussions consider the pursuit of progressive, sustainable architecture which focus on the communities they serve.

Meet the architects and designers at the forefront of creative and positive change in building design for international development.

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