Architecture for the People


July 4th, 2023


13.15– 14.45


Bella Center, room C1M2


Promoting architects as starchitects is over. The coming decades should be about bringing the architects down to earth and in direct personal contact with the people and communities which they build for. Join the discussion at this talk at the UIA Congress.

In a partnership with the Association of Architecture Organizations, the Danish Architecture Center will explore how architecture museums, institutions and organizations can work as platforms for bringing citizens and decisionmakers together with architects, planners, and designers.

The purpose is to globally escalate public empowerment through awareness and understanding of the value that architects, planners and designers can create together with people, communities, and local and national governments. In particular, the session will focus on how architecture organizations around the world can become a strong platform for staging public debates about how architecture can change the world with a special emphasis on the transition to a more sustainable and future-fit built environment.


  • Jha D. Amazi, Director Public Memories and Memorial Lab
  • Kent Martinussen, CEO Danish Architecture Center
  • Sarah Herda, Director Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
  • Srinivas Murthy G., Architect and founding President, Architecture and Design Foundation
  • Stephan Bärtl, Director, CAMP – Center for Architecture and Metropolitan Planning
  • Tobias Hrabec, Senior Architect, Mjölk Architekti

Only with UIA congress ticket.