The Architect and the Accessible City
Essay Prize Question
PROVIDE US WITH AN OVERVIEW OF WHAT IS BEING DONE IN YOUR CITY TO MAKE IT ACCESSIBLE TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE PHYSICAL DISABILITIES. IN YOUR OPINION AS AN ARCHITECT,
WHAT MORE CAN BE DONE?
To the United Nation's Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities and the World Health Organization which is helping to promote and implement the Convention.
Essay Prize Jurors
Essay Prize Winners and Honorable Mentions
First Prize: Sophia Bannert, University of Lincoln, UK: "A Day in the Life of a Wheelchair User: Navigating Lincoln"
Second Prize: Faiq Mari, Birzeit University, Palestine: "A Resilent Past and a Promising Future: Disability in Ramallah"
Third Prize (tie): Slavka Gancheva, University of Edinburgh, Bulgaria (home): "Access Denied"
Third Prize (tie): Caitlin Copeland, University of Edinburgh, UK: "The Disabled Traveler in Edinburgh"
Travel Fellowship Winners and Destination
Malvika Mehta, School of Planning and Architecture, India for travel to Avila, Spain to attend the “Tourism for All” conference; and Lyon, France for the Paralympics.
Mandy Oeni, National University of Singapore, Singapore to Chicago, USA to attend the “Spontaneous Interventions: Design actions for the common good” exhibition; and New York, USA for the “FIGMENT” participatory art festival.
Hanan Qureshi, India Institute of Technology Roorkee, India for travel to Vancouver, Canada on a self-directed research trip.
Disha Sahu from Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Gurgaon, India for travel to Helsinki, Finland to participate in the YTK/IFHP Urban Planning and Design Summer School.
Ben Wokorach, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda for travel to London, United Kingdom to participate in the Architectural Association summer workshop, “Campaigning Architecture.”
2013 Prize Website
2013 Press Release