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Lola Kleindouwel, Pappal Suneja, Asmaa Kamaly named WAC's most active Reporters/Editors in January

United Kingdom Architecture News - Feb 05, 2021 - 11:19   4827 views

Lola Kleindouwel, Pappal Suneja, Asmaa Kamaly named WAC's most active Reporters/Editors in January

World Architecture Community proudly announces that three Country Reporters/Editors have been named as the most active Country Reporters/Editors of January for successfully completing at least three articles in the WAC's Country Editors/Reporters Program.

In January, WAC's the Netherlands Country Reporter Lola Kleindouwel, WAC's India Country Editor Pappal Suneja, WAC's Egypt Country Reporter Asmaa Kamaly have been named as the most successful names of January.

WAC's voluntary-based Country Editors/Reporters Program was launched in December 2017 to promote local architecture, knowledge, local stories and recent developments from different parts of the world to WAC's global audience, as well as introducing new volunteer journalists and writers as the face of their country. 

The main aim of the program is to elevate local knowledge, local developments, new practices, local news and create a connection between local architects with the world of architecture, as well as expanding our ability to share exclusive and local news with WAC's global audience. 

The program has reached a great success in a short period of time and received a plenty of applications from different places of the world. Composed of architects, architecture students, academicians, writers, experienced journalists and new journalist candidates, currently, WAC has 38 Country Reporters and 7 Country Editors distributed to 24 different countries. With Country Reporters and Country Editors, WAC has a network of 45 writers in 24 countries in total. 

Valid from October 2020, World Architecture Community has been announcing the most active Country Editors/Reporters of the month and each Country Editor or Reporter receives a Certificate of Appreciation. 

If you want to be one of them and apply to the WAC's Country Editors/Reporters Program, you can read WAC's application details on this page and send your applications. 

Lola Kleindouwel, Pappal Suneja, Asmaa Kamaly named WAC's most active Reporters/Editors in January

Lola Kleindouwel, the Netherlands Country Reporter of WAC. Image courtesy of Lola Kleindouwel.

Lola Kleindouwel, the Netherlands

Appointed as the Netherlands Country Reporter of WAC on August 17, 2020, she is based in the Netherlands and graduated from the Architecture and the Built Environment at Delft University of Technology in 2018. 

Since her appointment, Lola has been one of the most active reporters within the program, she was named the reporter of the month for 4 months in a row. She writes about new projects and follows latest developments from the Netherlands.

Reaching 3 stories in January, Lola has moderated several live talks with high-profiled architects on WAC's Instagram as part of WAC's Live Interview Series. 

3XN founder Kim Herforth Nielsen and Indian architect Anupama Kundoo are among live talks that Lola has moderated. She recently moderated a live session with Bali-based Alexis Dornier. Watch WAC's live talks on IGTV

Lola Kleindouwel, Pappal Suneja, Asmaa Kamaly named WAC's most active Reporters/Editors in January

Pappal Suneja, India Country Editor of WAC. Image courtesy of Pappal Suneja.

Pappal Suneja, India 

Appointed as WAC's India Country Reporter on December 13, 2017 and due to his rising success in the program in a short period of time Pappal's position was moved to WAC's India Country Editor position in May 2020.

Although he is the Country Editor of India, Pappal its currently living in Germany and follows the latest projects and news from Germany as well. Pappal is currently a Visiting Lecturer at Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau, Germany.

Having a great entrepreneurial spirit in digital journalism, Pappal contributed to more than 150 publications and organized many international competitions and workshops and won several awards in international competitions. Pappal was recently awarded an Honorable Mention for Moksham Design Competition for Elderly Citizens conducted by IIT Delhi & HUDCO, India.

He won the WA Awards 10+5+X in the 35th and 36th Cycles. Pappal Suneja's What’s Up Paris was awarded in the WA Awards 35th Cycle in Student category, while Cost Effective Habitat was awarded in the WA Awards 36th Cycle in Student category.

In January, Pappal has reached 6 stories in the program. Further, he moderated live talks as part of WAC's Live Interview Series, including Sanjay Puri, Krupa Zubin, Nuru Karim, BIG's Jamie Maslyn Larson and SO-IL founders Jing Liu and Florian Idenburg

Lola Kleindouwel, Pappal Suneja, Asmaa Kamaly named WAC's most active Reporters/Editors in January

Asmaa Kamaly, WAC's Egypt Country Reporter. Image courtesy of Asmaa Kamaly.

Asmaa Kamaly, Egypt

Appointed as WAC's Egypt Country Reporter on May 26, 2019, Asmaa has been one of the most active Country Reporters in the program. She holds a Master's Degree from Cairo University and the Brandenburg University of Technology, Germany in Urban Design. 

Asmaa has a Bachelor's of Science in Environmental Urban Planning from Cairo University and she has a diploma in Fashion Design from the Istituto Di Moda Burgo- Cairo branch.

Asmaa follows latest architecture news in her country and writes about local entrepreneurs making an impact in Egypt. In January, Asmaa made exclusive interviews with two young initiatives from Egypt, CELL and Trash Into Toys, discussing their works and mission in a broad perspective.  

So far, she submitted 27 stories in the WAC's Country Editors/Reporters Program. In January 2021, she successfully completed three articles.