Międzynarodowy Open Call na projekty młodych twórczyń i twórców, odpowiadające na hasło przewodnie DoFA '22 - Miasto solidarne

Wybrane prace miały odpowiedzieć na jedno z zadanych haseł: Radical Urban Spaces, New Locals, Interspecies Alliances. Odpowiedź mogła przyjąć dowolną formę i środki - wytyczną był sposób prezentacji ograniczający się do jednego kwadratu.


Michał Duda – dyrektor Muzeum Architektury we Wrocławiu

Maciej Hawrylak – dyrektor generalny DoFA

Ada Kwiatkowska – przewodnicząca Rady Programowej DoFA

Barbara Nawrocka – kuratorka DoFA `22

Dominika Wilczyńska – kuratorka DoFA `22

NAGRODA_kategoria Radical Urban Spaces / Radykalne Przestrzenie Miejskie

JAZ+Architekci Martyna Kędrzyńska, Anna Kotowska [PL]


When thinking about an inclusive public space, we need to think about needs according to factors like age, accessibility, and gender. Many recent studies showed that 80% of public spaces are dominated by boys. Skateparks are places for all teenagers, but they are not used by all. As designers, we have to rethink this familiar space to make it more gender-inclusive.

In June 2022, we created a survey for women and girls who skate and ride on kid scooters, rollerblades or longboards. We asked them how they felt at the skatepark, what they liked about the space, what they missed there, and what ideas they had. The survey was attended by a group of 55 people, consisting of women and girls.

First of all, the majority of girl-respondents admit that it's harder for them to start skateboarding than for boys (50.9%). Only 1.8% said it was easier. This is partly due to poorly designed urban infrastructure, lack of accessibility, and variation in difficulty levels, but also from our beliefs and stereotypes. From the report, we can read the basic needs of female skaters, like good access to public toilets, better lighting, well-organized green spaces, and a good connection to public transportation. Access to more and more diverse seating areas was also emphasized. However, in the end, one the biggest obstacle for female skaters is boys: 41.8% of the girls would be more likely to come to the skatepark if there were no boys to bother them.

Most skateparks only work for half of the community. By creating safe open spaces divided so that no one group can dominate it, we can enrich this community with fem-skateboarders.

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics showed that girls are fantastic skateboarders. They are breaking the old rules, not prioritizing competition, but fun and support. As architects, we also need to start breaking the pattern so that common spaces work as a glue of the community, not an obstacle to its formation.

So, talk to girls, learn what they need, and make space for them!

NAGRODA_kategoria New Locals / Nowi_e Mieszkańcy_ki

Unbuilt Office Agata Ruchlewicz-Dzianach, Verónica G.Sotelo [CZ/PL]

Projekt: Potential spaces