Our Mission

The purpose of “De-a Arhitectura” Association is to develop and promote architecture and built environment education in order to raise awareness and provide knowledge about the values of architecture, design and urban planning. By understanding and undertaking these values by different audiences, we aim to increase the quality of the urban and rural built environment..

Our goals

To include the architecture and built environment for children education , in the school curriculum and to encourage and guide teachers to use the built environment and architecture as learning resources for other fields of study.

To promote the architecture and built environment for children education in schools, among teachers and architects network.

To promote in schools the idea of quality built environment as a civic responsibility, with the purpose of increasing the involvement of the future citizens in the planning and design processes that will affect their living environment.

To accustom children involved in this program with basic knowledge of architecture and urban planning through direct observation and analysis of the built environment they live in, application of these concepts in a common creative process, as well as to present and to undertake the results of their work.

To test experiential learning methods that use children’s creativity, curiosity, communication skills and their team spirit.

To promote the role of architects in social development, starting with the school environment and children’s families.

To involve built environment professionals in an open exchange of ideas and information, an open dialogue with the public.

The children

We intend to enrich the architectural and urban culture of the Romanian society through the education of children, who are also the “opinion leaders” of their parents. Our aim is to help children understand the architecture and the built environment and to make connections between what they learn in school and the complex processes that transform the environment they live in. As future adults, they will be not only the users of the cities and clients of the architects, but also citizens and even decision makers that should be able to actively participate in shaping the place where they will live and to create, using both innovation and cultural heritage, communities with a healthy and harmonious life.

Pentru copii, programele noastre sunt gandite si construite pentru a-i ajuta sa isi dezvolte o serie de abilitati si aptitudini care sunt poate mai putin utilizate in procesul de invatamant traditional:

  • aptitudinile de interpretare si abstractizare, de reprezentare si de exprimare vizuala, simtul spatial;
  • creativitatea;
  • abilitatea de a observa, de a percepe si de a analiza critic mediul construit, identificand valorile lui si dezvoltandu-si simtul civic si responsabilitatea fata de acesta si cel natural;
  • abilitatile de colaborare, comunicare si lucru in echipa.

De asemenea, programele sunt si o deschidere spre un domeniu care nu apare in curricula scolara, dar care face parte din viata noastra si o influenteaza. Astfel vor cunoaste limbajul specific arhitecturii, familiarizandu-se cu reprezentarile specifice acesteia si isi vor imbogati cultura vizuala.

Echipa:

Membri fondatori ai asociatiei de-a arhitectura:

Corina Croitoru - arhitect asociat TAILORS & CO. , membru OAR B

Miruna Grigorescu - arhitect, MA management urban, project manager AFI Europe, membru OAR B

Vera Marin - arhitect-urbanist, lector universitar, presedinte ATU, arh asociat SQUARE BAU, membru RUR

Claudia Pamfil - arhitect-urbanist, trainer, director Grupul pentru Dezvoltare Locala

Mina Sava - arhitect asociat A STIL, membru OAR B, presedinte asociatie de-a arhitectura

Eliza Yokina - architect asociat SYAA, membru OAR B