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Architecture for Kids Podcast

A brand-new podcast aimed at bringing together practitioners and creatives working with children and young people to inspire them to make the built environment more inclusive, diverse, and attractive for everyone.

Hosted by Antonio Capelao co-founding director at Architecture for kids CIC, and in collaboration with the Built Environment Trust, the Thornton Education Trust, and the Welsh School of Architecture Cardiff University.

CEOs surveyed by PricewaterhouseCoopers reported that as they anticipate an increasingly automated workplace, the human skills that they will most prize are ‘problem-solving, adaptability, collaboration, leadership, creativity, and innovation (PwC, 2018). 

These short and to-the-point podcasts hope to improve the interplay between the fields of the built environment and education as we share knowledge between the practitioner, the creative, and the primary school teacher. Exploring how to prepare children and young people for economic, environmental, and societal challenges, and for their professional lives according to today’s needs and those of a sustainable future.  

Episode 39

Jorge Raedo, Director Osa Menor

Episode 38

Dinah Bornat, Director ZCD Architects

Episode 37

Dr Jenny Wood Co-Founder and Co-Director A Place in Childhood (APiC), Policy and Research

Episode 36

Simeon Shtebunaev Interdisciplinary researcher in the built environment

Episode 35

Dr Bonnie Kwok Principal Urban Designer/ Youth Engagement Lead at Greater Cambridge Shared Planning

Episode 34

Corrin Wendell Founder & Executive Director YEP! Youth Engagement Planning

Episode 33

Joshua Brooks, Architect & Learning Manager at Royal Institute of British Architects

Episode 32

Venetia Wolfenden, Founding Director of Urban Learners

Episode 31

Pihla Meskanen, Co-founder of Arkki School of Architecture for Children and Youth in Finland, and founder and CEO of Arkki International

Episode 30

Ann Gadzikowski, STEM educator and curriculum designer at Northwestern University

Episode 29

Mary Featherston AM Adjunct Professor at RMIT University

Episode 28

Morag Calderbank Learning Manager at Sir John Soane’s Museum

Episode 27

Dr Matluba Khan Lecturer in Urban Design School of Geography and Planning at Cardiff University

Episode 26

Melissa Woolford Founder and Director Museum of Architecture

Episode 25

Elly Mead Former Design Champion at The Glass-House Community Led Design

Episode 24

Lisa Mazzola Director of Education AIA New York Center for Education

Episode 23

Hannah Peaty Assistant Head Teacher Soho Parish Primary School

Episode 22

Mark Southgate Chief Executive of the charity MOBIE

Episode 21

Alex Raher Co-founder of Delve Architects

Episode 20

Lee Patterson lead officer between Cardiff Council and UNICEF

Episode 19

Hester Buck at Architecture and Art Collective Public Works

Episode 18

Victoria Thornton OBE Board Member at Thornton Education Trust

Episode 17

Inês Lourenço Coordinator of the Educational Service at Casa da Arquitectura

Episode 16

Charlotte Keime Senior Architect & Community Engagement Lead at Jestico+Whiles

Episode 15

Magali Thomson Architect at Great Ormond Street Hospital

Episode 14

Grant Smith Education and Outreach Officer at Temple Bar Trust

Episode 13

Matt Bell Strategic Communications Director at Heatherwick Studio


Episode 12

Sarah Phillips Head of Education at Open City


Episode 11

Kevin Stedman Chair of Governors across Kings’ Education and adviser to The Chairman and Board at Kings’ Education Dubai


Episode 10

Dr Amanda McCrory - Associate Professor at UCL IOE


Episode 9

Roland Karthaus Architect, Researcher, Educator and Programme Lead at the Design Council


Episode 8

Grace Simmonds Head of Learning & Engagement at NLA


Episode 7

Ella Horent, Joshua Kindlon, and Kamal Haddad undergraduate and PhD students at Welsh School of Architecture Cardiff University


Episode 6

Dr Ed Green: Architect, Lecturer (working on innovation in housing and retrofit for decarbonisation) at Welsh School of Architecture
Kelly Butt: Recruitment and Outreach Officer at Welsh School of Architecture


Episode 5

Dr Hiral Patel, Lecturer in Architecture & Director of Engagement, Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University

Episode 4

Bewaji Oyesanya, member of placement team and the Advisory Board at Build Up

Episode 3

Jerry Tate,  Founding Director at Tate + Co


Episode 2

Catherine Ritman-Smith,  Head of Learning and Engagement at Young Victoria & Albert Museum    


Episode 1

Sandra Hedblad, Head of Learning at the Built Environment Trust



Podcast contributors:

Alex Raher - Delve Architects
Almundena de Benito - Chiquitecto
Ann Gadzikowski - Erikson Institute
Dr Amanda McCrory - Institute of Education, UCL
Bewaji Oyesanya - Build Up
Dr Bonnie Kwok - Greater Cambridge Shared Planning
Caroline Smith - The National Gallery
Catherine Ritman-Smith - Young V&A
Charlotte Keime - Jestico + Whiles
Charlotte Neep - Fashion + Textile Museum
Cheryl Pilliner-Reeves - Archimake    
Corrin Wendell - YEP! Youth Engagement Planning
Catherine Teegarden - Center for Architecture, American Institute of Architects
Daniel Poku-Davies & Max Mackay - Ourspace
Dinah Bornat - ZCD Architects
Dr Ed Green - Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University
Ella Horent & Joshua Kindlon & Kamal Haddad - Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University
Elly Mead - The Glass House
Fermin Blanco - Lupo
Fiona MacDonald & Matt Springett - Matt + Fiona
Grace D'Arcy - Smart Docklands
Grace Simmonds - NLA
Grant Smith - Temple Bar Trust
Hannah Peaty - Soho Parish Primary School
Harry Thorpe - CAUKIN Studio
Hester Buck - Public Works Architecture and Art Collective / Welsh School of Architecture Cardiff University
Dr Hiral Patel - Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University
Holly Lewis - We Made That
Ines Lourenco - Casa da Arquitetura
Ivy Edemafaka - RIBA Ambassador
James Sale - Collaborative Design and Build
Dr Jenny Wood - A Place in Childhood
Jerry Tate - Tate+Co Architects
Jorge Raedó - Osa Menor
Joshua Brooks - Architect & RIBA
Kelly Butt, Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University
Kevin Stedman - King's Education
Lee Patterson - Child Friendly Cardiff
Lisa Mazzola - Center for Architecture, American Institute of Architects
Magali Thomson -  Great Ormond Street Hospital   
Mark Southgate - Chief Executive MOBIE
Mary Featherston AM  - RMIT University 
Matt Bell - Heatherwick Studio
Dr Matluba Khan - School of Geography and Planning at Cardiff University
Melina Guirnaldos - Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University
Melissa Woolford - Museum of Architecture
Mike Hewson - Mike Hewson Studio
Morag Calderbank - Sir John Soane's Museum
Dr Nick M.L. Mols - Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University
Pantéa Eslami & Hooman Talebi -  archiKID    
Dr Penny Hay - House of Imagination and Bath Spa University
Pihla Meskanen - Arkki School of Architecture for Children and Youth in Finland
Rick Jenner - Park Play
Roland Karthaus - Design Council
Rose Gibbs & Sahra Hersi - Mountford Growing Community
Professor Rosie Parnell - Newcastle University
Roy Coupland & Yaya Chen - London School of Architecture
Sandra Hedblad - Built Environment Trust
Sarah Phillips & Siraaj Mitha - Open City
Dr Shan Shan Hou - Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University
Simeon Shtebunaev - Researcher
Simon F. Johns - PhD researcher, Cardiff University School of Social Sciences
Stella Wing-yan Fong & Avni Patel - the Design Museum
Stephanie Edwards - Urban Symbiotics
Tim Gill - Rethink Childhood
Venetia Wolfenden - Urban learners
Vicky Chan  - Architecture For Children
Victoria Thornton OBE - Thornton Education Trust

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