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WAC announces most active Country Editors/Reporters of March
United Kingdom Architecture News - Apr 05, 2021 - 10:49 4073 views
World Architecture Community proudly announces that four Country Reporters/Editors have been named as the most active Country Reporters/Editors of March for successfully completing at least three articles in the WAC's Country Editors/Reporters Program.
In March, once again, 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 March.
Initiated as a voluntary-based Country Editors/Reporters Program in December 2017 by WAC, the program aims 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, WAC's 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.
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, the Netherlands Country Reporter of WAC. Image courtesy of Lola Kleindouwel
Lola Kleindouwel, the Netherlands
Lola was appointed as the Netherlands Country Reporter of WAC on August 17, 2020, she 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 projects from her country as well as new architectural projects & stories by following the design processes of the projects closely. She is deeply interested in art, architecture, design, writing, travelling and visiting architectural projects abroad.
Reaching 3 stories in March, Lola has moderated several live talks with high-profiled architects on WAC's Instagram as part of WAC's Live Interview Series. Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto, 3XN founder Kim Herforth Nielsen, Indian architect Anupama Kundoo, Alexis Dornier, are among the names she moderated.
Watch Lola Kleindouwel's recent live talk with Sou Fujimoto on "Discovering Performative Architecture of Sou Fujimoto" on WAC's IGTV.
Palak Shah, United States Country Reporter of WAC. Image courtesy of Palak Shah
Palak Shah, United States
Palak Shah was appointed as WAC's United States Country Reporter on November 25, 2020 to the program, she has been one of the most active and successful Country Reporters in the program.
Holding a Master's Degree in Architecture in the United States, she is interested in the latest projects, art and architecture news 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 March, Palak has reached 3 stories focusing on different types of contents.
Pappal Suneja, India Country Editor of WAC. Image courtesy of Pappal Suneja
Pappal Suneja, India
Being India Country Editor of WAC, Pappal is responsible for editing and managing editorial submissions of some of India Country Reporters.
Pappal is an active contributor to all segments of 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.
Gaining several accolades in architecture, design competitions and paper presentations, he has been awarded with the WA Awards in Student category, with his “What’s Up Paris” in the 35th and “Cost-Effective Habitat” in the 36th Cycle.
Pappal is currently a Visiting Lecturer at Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau, Germany. He is currently writing architectural stories from Germany.
In March, Pappal has reached 3 stories focusing on different types of contents. Pappal has moderated several live talks as part of WAC's Live Interview Series, including accliamed Indian architect Sanjay Puri, BIG's Jamie Maslyn Larson, SO-IL founders Jing Liu and Florian Idenburg.
Watch Pappal Suneja's recent live talk with Sean Gallagher, Associate Principal and Director of Sustainable Design at Diller Scofidio + Renfro on "Social Sustainability In Design" on WAC's IGTV.
Australia Country Reporter. Parisa Ziaesaeidi. Image courtesy of Parisa Ziaesaeidi
Parisa Ziaesaeidi, Australia
Appointed as WAC's Australia Country Reporter in April 28, 2020, she has been one of the active Country Reporters of the program.
Parisa graduated with a Masters Degree in Architecture, she worked at the department of consulting engineers as a designer and researcher.
She 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 explores 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 is bringing stories about local and small scaled projects from her country. In March, Parisa has reached 3 stories in the program.