Design for Peace – awarding grants to young Ukrainian refugees is a project that follows the guidelines for building the necessary next steps and systematizing creativity and cooperation in an effort to define a vision for the post-war reconstruction of Ukrainian cities.
The project, proposed and managed by the National Council of Architects, Planners, Landscapers and Conservationists and carried out in collaboration with the Association of Architects, Planners, Landscapers and Conservationists of the province of Rome and the Ministry for the Development of the Communities and Territories of Ukraine through the Embassy of Ukraine in the Italian Republic, provides for 10 grants to be awarded to ten young Ukrainian architects under 35 who have found refuge in our country following the events of the war.
A specific Announcement has been drafted, for which the National Council of Architects will be the guarantor for the procedures for selecting the Ukrainian architects and for checking the requisites of the Italian architectural firms that are to host them.
For four months, the 10 Ukrainian architects will be hosted by Italian professional firms to work through workshops on recovery and re-design projects of some of the iconic places of the Ukrainian cities hit by the violence of the ongoing war. The Italian firms are to accompany the Ukrainian architects with a graduate architect tutor under 35 years of age.
The planned locations will be directly designated by the Ministry for the Development of the Communities and Territories of Ukraine through the Embassy of Ukraine in the Italian Republic.
At the end of the workshop period, the projects will be collected, published and presented in a dedicated exhibition hosted at the Roman Aquarium, headquarters of the Association of Architects of Rome. The authorship of the projects will remain with the young Ukrainian designers who can donate them to the Ministry for the Development of the Communities and Territories of Ukraine.
There is no remuneration for the hosting Italian firms that will be providing hospitality in addition to the technical support and know-how for the definition of the projects, while a grant is planned for the 10 Ukrainian architects of €1500 per month for the four months of the workshops.
The planned time frame for the project is as follows:
arrangements for awarding and providing the grants
identification of the Project themes in collaboration with the Ministry for the Development of the Communities and Territories of Ukraine – Embassy of Ukraine in the Italian Republic
publication of the Project and call for the selection of the grant assignees
26 October 2022
seminar on architecture and reconstruction
“Design for Peace”
November 2022/February 2023
implementation of the workshops
staging of the exhibition and publication of the workshop results
In order to ensure the best participation in Design for Peace project, we inform that the deadline for submission of applications is postponed to November 11, 2022 4.00 pm. The submission by PEC as per the published notice remains confirmed. Workshops are scheduled to start on November 21, 2022.