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WAC Announces Most Active Country Editors/Reporters Of February

United Kingdom Architecture News - Mar 05, 2021 - 10:36   5176 views

WAC Announces Most Active Country Editors/Reporters Of February

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

In February, WAC's the Netherlands Country Reporter Lola Kleindouwel, WAC's US Reporter Palak Shah, WAC's India Country Editor Pappal Suneja, WAC's Australia Country Reporter Parisa Ziaesaeidi have been named as the most successful names of February.

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

Aiming to enrich local context and projects, it helps to connect local architects to the world of architecture and expand our ability to share exclusive and local news with our global audience. 

The program includes architects, architecture students, academicians, writers, experienced journalists and new journalist candidates from different parts of the world. Currently, WAC has 35 Country Reporters and 7 Country Editors distributed to 24 countries.

Valid from October 2020, World Architecture Community started to announce 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. 

WAC Announces Most Active Country Editors/Reporters Of February

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, Lola has been one of the most active Country Reporters in the program. Graduated from the Architecture and the Built Environment at Delft University of Technology in 2018, she currently enrolled for the MSc Architecture program, with expected graduation in June 2021.

Lola loves reporting about recent developments from her country as well as new architectural projects by following the design processes of the projects closely. She is interested in art, architecture, design, writing, travelling and visiting architectural projects abroad.

Reaching 3 stories in February, 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, Indian architect Anupama Kundoo, Alexis Dornier, are among the names she moderated. 

Today, she will be moderating a live talk with acclaimed Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto on our Instagram at 10:00am CET / 18:00pm JST. 

WAC Announces Most Active Country Editors/Reporters Of February

Palak Shah, United States Country Reporter of WAC. Image courtesy of Palak Shah

Palak Shah, United States

Appointed as WAC's United States Country Reporter on November 25, 2020 to the program, Palak has been one of the most active and successful Country Reporters in the program. 

As a recent Masters in Architecture graduate in the United States, she is actively following the latest projects and new developments from every discipline related to architectural discourse. 

Originally a native of Mumbai and a registered architect from India, she loves to write about new practices and young generation of architects and artists from all over the world. In February, Palak has reached 4 stories focusing on different types of contents.  

WAC Announces Most Active Country Editors/Reporters Of February

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

Pappal Suneja, India

Pappal is India Country Editor of WAC and he is responsible for editing and managing editorial submissions of some of India Country Reporters. 

Pappal's career expands in digital journalism starting from entrepreneurship to managerial roles, including coordinating important programs, organizing international competitions, launching new programs and conducting workshops to help raise the voice in both architecture and digital journalism. 

Pappal successfully pursues his career within the WAC's Country Editors/Reporters Program by bringing new stories, initiatives and projects from India and Germany. Pappal is currently a Visiting Lecturer at Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau, Germany. 

In February, Pappal has reached 4 stories focusing on different types of contents. Pappal has moderated several live talks as part of WAC's Live Interview Series, including Sanjay Puri, Krupa Zubin, BIG's Jamie Maslyn Larson and SO-IL founders Jing Liu and Florian Idenburg

WAC Announces Most Active Country Editors/Reporters Of February

Australia Country Reporter. Parisa Ziaesaeidi. Image courtesy of Parisa Ziaesaeidi

Parisa Ziaesaeidi, Australia

Parisa was appointed as WAC's Australia Country Reporter in April 28, 2020. Graduated with a Masters Degree in Architecture, she worked at the department of consulting engineers as a designer and researcher. 

Parisa has been awarded an exceptional talent scholarship for master education by the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology of Iran. She is currently a PhD candidate at the Queensland University of Technology in Australia.

Her publications focuses on social sustainability in relation to the built environment as a context for social engagement of younger and older age residents in neighbourhoods to improve the quality of life and well-being.

Interested in how social sustainability impacts architecture and urban planning, she loves to write about local and small scaled projects from her country. In February, Parisa has reached 3 stories in the program.