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“My mission is to ensure we create places that we truly deserve and love being in.” dRMM cofounder Sadie Morgan, speaking on infrastructure and public space at the international Architecture Gala in Sweden.
The most important symposium for architecture in the Nordic region, the Architecture Gala addresses the most urgent architectural themes and presents the most interesting Swedish and international speakers.
Sadie Morgan of dRMM, the NIC and HS2 Independent Design Panel, closed the gala with a lecture on design advocacy, infrastructure and public space, “My mission is to ensure we do not just create efficient infrastructure; but that we also create places that we truly deserve and love being in.” She presented a case study on dRMM’s Hastings Pier, winner of the RIBA Stirling Prize and People’s Vote.
Key speakers included James Taylor-Foster, ArchDaily’s European editor, who reflected on Swedish architecture over the previous year. Adam Caruso of Caruso St John, who talked about his architecture philosophy. The Minister for the Environment, Karolina Skog (MP), and the Minister for Culture and Democracy, Alice Bah Kuhnke (MP), spoke of the crucial role of architecture in future sustainable society. Anders Sjelvgren Director General of Boverket, the National Board of Housing, Building and Planning presented his views on the role of a national architect. Kieran Long, Director of ArkDes, Sweden’s National Centre for Architecture and Design, spoke of his vision for the government agency and how it intends to reach out to the public.
For more information on the Architecture Gala, visit the Sveriges Arkitekter website https://www.arkitekt.se/