What we do:
Laka is an international network (including organizations, companies and individual experts) focused on social impact via design and architecture. Through a comprehensive strategy and with a support of our Partners, we develop projects and programs that underline the crucial role of architecture and technology in the process of social change. Laka Competition is an international architectural competition which seeks innovative ideas that go far beyond typical building solutions, are socially engaged, capable of reacting to unpredictable conditions (environmental, natural, social) and provide safety for its inhabitants. Laka Accelerator is an international program which aims to offer opportunities of investigation and implementation of the best designs by providing professional consulting, international press coverage and support of sponsors. Laka Perspectives is a collection of interviews with Experts of the Laka Accelerator and Judges of the Laka Competitions. Laka consists of two organizations Laka Architektura | firstname.lastname@example.org | EU VAT No. PL6381733612 and Laka Foundation (non-profit) | email@example.com | EU VAT No. PL6381817438 / Poland / Silesia
Who we are:
Promotion & Outreach
Architect and urban planner. At Laka, Agnieszka is engaged in the content of social media and interviews of Laka Perspectives book. Agnieszka graduated from Bialystok Technical University with exchange programs in Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul and University in Ljubljana. Agnieszka has broadened her knowledge in many international offices in Poland, Israel, Latvia and the Netherlands. Her interests are related to biomimetics and their architectural implementations, sustainable and vernacular architecture and also responsive architecture solutions.
Architect and PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Architecture at Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, where she teaches Futuristic Architecture. Her main interests focus precisely on underwater cities and aspects of human colonization, including forcing with environmental restrictions. A participant and laureate of several architectural competitions.
Editor, co-author of Laka Perspectives vol. 1
Architect and urban planner, editor, translator, lettonist. At Laka, Kasia is engaged in the editing of Laka Blog and Laka Newsletter. Kasia is the co-author of Laka Perspectives book vol.1. A graduate of Warsaw University of Technology and Warsaw University. Her research focuses on the social and historical background to the spatial solutions of contemporary Latvian architecture and methods of improving people’s living conditions with a reactive design.
Co-founder of Laka Foundation, Director
Architect, urban planner, co-founder of Laka Foundation. Rafał manages the development of the programs of Laka. He is an editor of Laka Perspectives book. A participant of international competitions and co-author of architectural manifestos that stress the important role of mobility and responsibility of architecture. In 2013-2014 Judge at SuperSkyScrapers Award (ArchTriumph).
Founder, Managing Director
IARP architect, founder of Laka, co-founder of Laka Foundation. Damian directs the strategic vision of Laka and manages the development of the programs. He is a co-author and editor of Laka Perspectives. Through the initiatives of Laka, Damian investigates and promotes the ideology of architecture which is capable of reacting to unpredictable environmental, natural and social conditions by dynamic adjustments.
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Michał Dudek (Laka Exhibitions) Katarzyna Pysz (Laka Competition, Blog) Marcin Lazar (Web Developer) Anna-Maria Samsel (Outreach & Promotion) Marta Błaszczyk (Outreach & Promotion) Wojciech Dobry (Web Developer)
Would you like to join the global initiative of “Architecture that Reacts”? If you are interested in joining our international network of Partners, Experts of the Laka Accelerator, participate in the Laka Competition, become Editor of Laka, or just want to propose other ideas of collaboration – we can’t wait to hear from you! Please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org | Follow Laka: Facebook | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube | Instagram | Pinterest