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A plea for public space

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Alfa Hugelmann worked for many years as an architect in Holland and specialises in the complexity of the interior of public buildings in relationship to public space. She worked on master plans for historical university campuses, award winning highly sustainable buildings and architectural exhibitions in Europe and South America, including the International Biennale of Architecture in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Living for eight years in the tropics in two different cultures (Seychelles, Africa and Chiang Mai, Thailand in Asia) she explored different functions and use of architecture and public space. With her talk "A Plea for Public Space", she reminded us of the importance of public space and that creative ideas and community involvement can lead to an improved quality of life in cities.

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