Ideal Spaces Working Group – August 2022

It’s been a busy few months at Ideal Spaces Working Group, with the launch of a new exhibition just around the corner. Read on to discover our latest interview with architect and urban designer Tapan Chakravarty on the Ideal Spaces Podcast, and to see what our members have been up to…



The Heavenly City and Paradise

An exhibition by Ideal Spaces Working Group, presented in partnership with Romolo Del Deo, Jateen Lad and other artists as part of the World Council of Churches. The exhibition will be displayed in the evangelische Stadtkirche am Marktplatz city church in Karlsruhe, Germany from 31 August to 08 September 2022. Click on the image below for more information on our website… 




Ideal Spaces Working Group features in a 26-page spread in the recently published catalogue by the European Cultural Centre: Time Space Existence.

Building on the success of the recent Miami 2021 exhibition, and in the context of Art Basel, Ulrich Gehmann and Flora Loughridge of Ideal Spaces Working Group and architect Jateen Lad connect across different time zones and locations to discuss notions of Resilience, Sustainability and Identity in their work.


We are delighted to share the exciting news that Ideal Spaces has been elected as a member of the Advisory Board of the UNESCO City of Media Arts.

This is an opportunity for Ideal Spaces to build on existing connections, and to form new relationships with organisations and artists in other UNESCO Creative Cities across the globe. We very much look forward to our future collaboration.


Podcast host Flora Loughridge speaks to Delhi-based architect, urban designer and educator Tapan Chakravarty about building with true community impact. Tapan describes how traditional, vernacular housing in rural India mirrors the characteristics of the local environment, climate and natural materials – and how the lifestyle of villagers and their ways of using domestic spaces have been culturally inherited over many generations. Amongst other themes, Flora and Tapan explore how being curious about the past is key to understanding the built environment of today – this is a mindset that Tapan encourages in his students at the Pearl Academy’s School of Design in Delhi.

Click here to listen to the full episode…


Visit the Fifth Landscape with Diego Repetto

On Tuesday, July 5, at the Ca’ del lupo restaurant in Montelupo Albese, the summer headquarters of the Alba Rotary Club, the first convivial meeting of the 2022-23 Rotary year featured architect and Ideal Spaces member Diego Repetto with an imaginary trip to the Fifth Landscape. 

The fifth landscape is an ‘artificial’, dream-like one shaped by artistic means linked to multimedia technologies, to add an immersive dimension to it.

Participation of citizens in urban development – Michael Johansson

This project is a collaboration between two departments at Kristianstad University. It aims to deepen our understanding of how people engage and participate in the process of city planning in the context of sustainable development.

With this project, Ideal Spaces launches a new approach to its central theme: spaces suited for communities.

Find out more…  


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