Sofia Mangialardo

Sofia Mangialardo

(almost architect)

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Jane Jacobs reminds us cities are our natural habitats, ‘as are the colonies of prairie dogs or the beds of oysters’. Therefore, we must always remember their purpose is to create an environment in which all us oysters can live harmoniously, allowing each one of us to participate in our cities’ organic development. This idea drew me into architecture, fascinated by its power to create connections, providing housing and shelter for people. During my studies at Glasgow School of Art, I developed a strong practice for inclusive-social architecture, housing policy and urban integration design. I believe that Critical Concrete successfully embodies these ideals, achieving them through participatory design, sustainable self-
build projects and with its aspiration to allow communities to thrive. This is exactly what I hope to achieve through my work, so I am happy to be part of the team!