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Munich, Germany, October 13th 2023

Eyal Weizman (Israel 1970) from ‘Forensic Architecture’ of London, and Jorge Lobos (Chile 1961) from ‘Architecture and Human Rights’ of Copenhagen, has been nominated for the students to open the academic year 2023-2024 in the Technological University of Munich, TUM, Germany.

The event AJA-2023 ‘Human Rights x Architecture’ is totally managed by the students of TUM, they do a great effort of organization and professionalism with a success convocation of hundreds of students ready to start a new year of learning, they wrote in the call: ‘Founded in 2011 under the guiding principles that ‚state violence leaves traces, and decision-makers possess the power to erase them,‘ Forensic Architecture, led by Eyal Weizman, has been at the forefront of redefining the intersection of architecture and human rights. Their lecture aims to provide a fresh perspective, illustrating the pivotal role of architecture in uncovering and addressing crimes against humanity, ultimately reshaping our view of the world.’

‘Joining them, the Architecture & Human Rights Office brings a unique perspective to this discourse. Their work consistently bridges the realms of architectural practice and human rights advocacy, showcasing how the built environment can be a potent agent for social change. This perspective is invaluable for students, offering them an inspiring vision of how their architectural skills can contribute to addressing pressing global issues and fostering positive change.’

‘Through this event, students will gain unique insights into how architecture can be a powerful tool for justice and social progress. It‘s an opportunity to expand their perspective and envision the transformative potential of their future careers in architecture and human rights advocacy.


Copenhagen, June 2 – 3th 2023

PURI Global & ARCH+HR present the project PURI ‘recycling water in The Atacama Desert’
for UIA-2023, the Union of International Architects.

The architects Jorge Lobos (Chile 1961) and Nina Jensen (Denmark 1973) partners and founders
of Puri Global were part of the Congress where they showed the pilot projects of recycling grey
water ‘PURI Global’ in the cities of Antofagasta and Sierra Gorda.
Both architects experiment in transforming the current situation in the Atacama Desert, the driest
place on the earth, in a green and healthier environment. The possibility to have water produced by
the own inhabitants will increase their resilience and preparation for the climate crisis that the world
is facing.
The concept ‘Global Bridges’ developed by Architecture & Human Rights was the base of this
project. In this case the goal is to link technological solutions created by IVL Sweden, the Swedish
Institute of Environmental Research and the vulnerable communities in the Atacama Desert. The
architecture acts as a bridge between these two realities, sciences and communities. Through the
water cleaning we can create a green urbanism in a extreme place as Atacama Desert, with the
enormous benefit for the health and wellness of the citizens, said the authors of Puri Global project.

UIA a Word wide Congress
UIA is one of the biggest events of architecture in the planet, belong to the International Union of
Architects, it is developed each three years from 1948 in Lausanne, Switzerland. This congress has
been placed in important cities of the architecture world, as Istanbul (2005) Tokio (2011) Rio de
Janeiro (2020). Next congress will be in Barcelona 2026.
In Copenhagen the Congress had several sections, PURI & ARCH+HR participated in ‘17 goals &
17 architects’ specifically in the Development Sustainable Goal number 6 WATER. The project
PURI creates a sustainable Oasis with recycled water in the Driest place of the planet, it could be
one of the most paradigmatic projects during the next years.
More information
https://uia2023cph.org/ (link a UIA)


Copenhagen, September 11th 2023

RESTORATION OF SALVADOR ALLENDE MURAL

A symbol of the democracy around the world.

ARCH+H.R. participated in the restoration of Salvador Allende mural in the Red Square of Nørrebro, Copenhagen built by BIG architecture office. ARCH+H.R. collaborated with the ‘Group Salvador Allende’ led by Waldo Salomon who created this initiative. Our friend and colleague Miguel Vega, a Chilean artist resident in Copenhagen from the 70s, was in charge of that relevant urban mission for the memory of the Chilean tragedy 50 years ago, when the constitutional president was killed in the government palace. Ricardo Labarca, another colleague a friend from ARCH+H.R. did the speech about that tragic moment for the world democracy and its meaning for the current moment of the planet. 


Copenhagen, July 2022

Uruguay architects meet ARCH+H.R.

Architecture & Human Rights received 60 architects and students of Architecture from University of the Republic, Uruguay, in COPE Copenhagen Center for Disaster Research, University of Copenhagen https://cope.ku.dk/ . The lecture was in the old and ex Hospital Chapel, today reconverted into a meeting room for researchers. We are grateful for our partnership with COPE and our common interest in Emergencies and Human Rights.


MADRID, SPAIN June 2022


INTERVIEW 1 WITH THE SPANISH ECONOMIST ISABEL FERNANDEZ


The economist Isabel Fernandez, Director del Blog “Arquitectura Sostenible” interviewed Jorge Lobos about
Architecture and Global Challenges. The ideas flowed among Byung-Chul Han from Korea, Carrano from
Italy and Pirondi from Brazil, plus several pilot projects around the world which search to prove that it is
possible to build an architecture in function of the citizen rights.


https://arquitectura-sostenible.es/jorge-lobos-la-arquitectura-debe-estar-en-continua-transicion-
transformacion-y-adecuacion-para-esos-instantes-donde-emerge-lo-inesperado/


MADRID, SPAIN June 2022

INTERVIEW 2 WITH THE SPANISH ECONOMIST ISABEL FERNANDEZ


The economist Isabel Fernandez, Director del Blog “Arquitectura Sostenible” interviewed Ciro Pirondi from
Brazil and Jorge Lobos from Chile about the project ‘Squatters in Sao Paulo’: The case of Hotel Cambridge a
model to export to other countries and cultures.
The talking moved from the new conditions for the squatters who could pass from informal to formal
situation, they can become legal citizens with rights and housing. Hotel Cambridge will give around 125
new apartments for the people without house of the association MSTC.
The government could save to build 10.000 housing if we are able to recover the half million of empty
square meters in the centre of Sao Paulo. The owner can receive economic benefits from its property, the
city can recover the life and economic activity from this urban actions.



Germany, Wurzburg, June 2022

FROM REFUGEE CAMPS TO ECOLOGICAL SUSTAINABLE CITIES FOR THE FUTURE


University of Wurzburg invited ARCH+H.R. to be part of the Panel Discussion in the Master “MA International Social Work with Refugees and Migrants” (MRM) Summer School for Wurzburg university students and Lebanese students from the Modern University of Business and Science (MUBS) Topic: “Caring communities and community building – envisioning and living different futures”.
Lobos did the lecture “Architecture & Human Rights” with focus in the three first teams from the twelve that this topic deal with; Cultural processes; Humanitarian Emergencies, and Refugee Camps & Migration.
(picture of poster)



Denmark, Copenhagen, May 2022

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
NEW COORPORATIVE IMAGE FOR ARCH+H.R


The Chilean-Danish artist Miguel Vega, part of the team of ARCH+H.R. did the new image for our organizations in Denmark, Italy and Chile. Here you can see part of his great work!! We are glad to inaugurate the new step in Architecture and Human Rights where Miguel Vega created a playful and colourful picture of a ludic approach of the graphic. Without any doubt this new image will support to deal with a grey and difficult topic for our society. Miguel’s work is a creative hope for a new world.


Sao Paulo, Brazil 2022

Conferencia y workshop ‘Architecture & Human Rights’Escola Da Cidade 20 years 2002-2022

Brazil, Sao Paulo 2022

CONFERENCE ALIANZA FRANCESA

Jorge Lobos did a conference in Sao Paulo about Architecture and Human Rights to celebrate the 20 years of the foundation of Escola Da Cidade. The activity was inside of Seminar “Culture & Contemporary Realities” and Lobos presented a summary of their works around the world where he showed the contradictions between the contemporary architecture and social reality, as for instance skyscrapers together to homeless.


Santiago de Chile, 1 abril 2022

entrevista en radio Universidad de Chile, programa pensar habitar,

Architect and professor Max Aguirre interviews to Jorge Lobos founder of Architecture & Human Rights


Lyngby, Denmark, December 2020

FOOD FOR THOUGHT SEMINAR: FUTURE URBAN PLANNING. DTU Denmark

Jorge Lobos joins to Deane Simpson, Tina Saaby and Jeff Risom under the moderation of Marianna Lubanski CEO of Science City Lyngby DTU to discuss abou innovation and challenges for urban planning after pandemic


Seol South Korea, 2021

Biennale seoUl 2021 crossroads

ARCH+H.R has been invited to show our project UWAD, Oasis in The Atacama Desert with recycled water for a village of 1.000 inhabitats


Santiago de Chile, 2020

arquitectura y derechos humanos en tiempos de pandemia. fau universidad de Chile

São Paulo, Brazil, June, 2022

Seminário de Cultura e Realidade Contemporânea 2022

La Palma Canaria February 2022

TERTULIA: ERUPCIÓN VOLCÁNICA PALMA DE GRAN CANARIA ESPAÑA.

The Asociación de Seniors Arquitectos de Cataluña invites ARCH+H.R. as international expert in emergencies about the reconstruction and mitigation of Volcanic eruption in La Palma.


Image@LineKjaer

Copenhagen, 8th October 2020

CAFX2020 & ARCH+H.R. INVITE TO “UNPOSTPONABLE DIALOGUES 2020”

CAFx and CINEMATEKET Invite ARCH+H.R. to develop the Seminar “Unpostponable Dialogues 2020: Is The World Going To A Permanent State Of Emergency?” We will share reflections and questions with relevant intellectuals from Denmark, Chile, Italy, and New Zealand, about how architects, artists, and planners respond to a new social order that we do not still know?

CAFx2020, Cinemateket, IUAV-Venice, UNISS-Sardinia, KADK, Embassy of Chile, Italian Institute of Culture, SC-2030, among others


Image@JustinWare

Santiago of Chile, 10th September 2020

ARQDAILY & PLATAFORMA ARQUITECTURA Invite arch+h.r. to “propagations”

“Propagations” is a series of talking with Ibero American architects, created by Plataforma Arquitectura in order to give an Open Space of reflection. Jorge Lobos will talk with Gloria Cabral (Paraguay) and the moderation of Felipe Reyno (Uruguay) and Pola Mora (Chile) about the Times of Transition that the humanity is facing, the need of changing our life model and paradigms from the 20 century, and the position of Latin America in this new social scene.

ArqDaily, Plataforma Arquitectura, Campus Creativo


Paris, May 2019

JORGE LOBOS RECEIVES THE GLOBAL AWARD FOR SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE 2019

35 years of professional work and academic matters about Architecture & Human Rights, around the World, was the motivation for the jury to give the recognition to Jorge Lobos.

Organize: Cité, Unesco, Ministry of Culture, France, among others


Copenhagen, July 2019

POLITIKEN INTERVIEWS TO JORGE LOBOS

The main Danish Newspaper published a reportage about the practice and thoughts of the architect Jorge Lobos and his studio in Copenhagen and the Chilean Patagonia, plus his academic activity in Sardinia and Venice.

Politiken, Art & Activism, Roskilde Festival


image@SimonJensen

Montevideo, Sao Paulo, Santiago, Venice, Sardinia, Copenhagen 2020

LECTURES & ARTICLES: “ARCHITECTURE & HUMAN RIGHTS IN TIMES OF PANDEMIC”

ARCH+H.R. and the Master “Emergency & Resilience” IUAV, have given a series of lectures and articles in several countries about the Times of Transition that the humanity is facing, and the need of changing our life model and paradigms from the 20 century.

ARCH+H.R., M.E&R IUAV-Venice, UNISS plus several partner universities as Escola da Cidade, UdelaR, FAU, KADK, etc.


Image@LuisAbbud

Sao Paulo, Brazil, June 2020

INFORMAL THE NETWORK OF ARCHITECTURE IS CREATED BY: DK, IT, AND BR

INFORMAL is a network created by IUAV Venice, Escola Da Cidade Sao Paulo and ARCH+H.R. Copenhagen to increase our international capacity of cooperation and response through architecture and planning to face the urgent Global Challenges.

Escola Da Cidade, MSTC, EPIC & Master Resilient Spaces-IUAV, UNISS, Savoy, Sao Paulo Commune, Collective Act, SC-2030, and ARCH+H.R.


Rome, October 2019

“The Language of the Architecture… ” CONFERENCE IN MACRO ASILO MUSEUM

Conference “The Language of the Architecture ” Jorge Lobos speaks about Language and Semantic in the Theory of Architecture. Lecture inside the series PLURILINGUISMO curators Maria Eugenia Cadeddu & Cristina Marras under the Museum director Giorgio De Finis.

Museum Macro Asilo, CNR Rome, UNISS


Oslo, October 2019

“House for everyone” conference in the norwegian association of architects

The National Association of Norwegian Architects (NAL) invited to Jorge Lobos to a conference in the seminar Fremtidens bolig (The home of the Future) with the lecture “House for everyone”. This conference was in the educational program that NAL organizes for their members

The National Association of Norwegian Architects (NAL)


Mexico City, October 2018

MAGAZINE TERREMOTO, MEXICO, INTERVIEWS THE ARCHITECT JORGE LOBOS

The artist and journalist Andrea Pacheco interviews Jorge Lobos: “The Architecture will not do any change for itself…” To break the architectural dependence of the power is a necessary utopia from Latin America.


Copenhagen, September 2019

ANTHROPOLOGICAL FILMS IN COPENHAGEN

Two lessons from South American Cine and Architecture “Do More With Less” (Ecuador) and “Nostalgia For The Light” (Chile) both intellectual productions look for a new more delicate balance between Nature and Society, Ethic and Aesthetic.

Al Borde, Patricio Guzman & Atacama Productions, Union, KADK, Sjon