26 July 2016

co+laboradović   Studio B presentations complete a very special semester of design at Keio 
The Project of Keio Graduate School of Design, which has been introduced by Fumihiko Maki and taught by a group of excellent young Japanese architects - Sano, Meijo, Kondo, Saikawa, ended in front of the examination panel headed by Kazuyo Sejima. Studio B 2016 produced a number of interesting schemes, exploring the next stage of advancement of studies in the fields of architecture and urbanism at the oldest university in Japan. We will be organising an exhibition and publication of those works and ideas - and will keep you posted.
In the meantime, you can find a little bit more about the Studio B grand finale - here.

co+laboradović    UNU Post-Doc Fellow Jessica Zumaran completes her project @co+labo  

co+labo's Jessica Pineda Zumaran has completed her Research Fellowship at the United Nations University with a comptehensive overview of her project at the UNU Headquarters in Aoyama. 
Jessica's contribution to co+labo was simply outstanding. We all wish her the success at  her new post at the University of Chile and Catholic University of Chile (COES), in Santiago de Chile.
co+laboradović farewell to international co+labo members completing their projects with us
At the end of the semester, we had to say good bye to a group of co+labo international members, who have made our laboratory richer and better. 
Dr Jessica Pineda Zumaran, the United Nations University Post Doctoral Fellow, was a co+labo member since 2014. She conducted excellent research in the field of livable cities and provided a substantial inputs to all laboratory projects, in particular in training our undergraduate and Masters research students. Jessica has accepted a Ray Pahl Research Fellowship in Urban Studies at the University of Chile and Catholic University of Chile (COES), in Santiago de Chile. co+labo and Jessica will continue what we have started and hope to further extend our collaboration.
Roxane Czarnobroda, who joined us from L'Ècole Normale de Lille, has successfully completed her Double Masters Degree, spanning the gap between her original, engineering background and our urban design themes.  
Our other French member, Adam Masset, after spending a year as an exchange student at co+labo, returns to ULB, La Chambre-Horta in Bruxelles, as will Enrico Sterle and Nicoló Panzeri, will complete their studies at yje SBC Programme of our strategic partner, Politecnico di Milano.
Visiting fellows and exchange students add quality and provide a critical nuance to the very special atmosphere of co+labo, promoting, in more than one way, our "philosophy" of inclusion, our +. Having spent time with us at Keio, they forever stay co+labo members.
Departures are always sad, but  - at the start of the new semester new group of international students will be joining the laboratory. More about that - soon.