COLreg: The Collective Regenerative Region

Marie Davidová
Kateřina Zímová

The paper presents a practice-based systemic design project regenerating the former gardening colony of Prague 22 district.

Codesigned with local and transdisciplinary stakeholders, COLreg is integrating human and non-human communities, generating a bioregion for and with all. Our regions and economies are dependent on the overall ecosystem. However, recent models are not good at equally integrating other species and beings. The COLreg project is aiming at introducing a new, 21st century, model of the symbiotic synergy of Post-Anthropocene.

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Dr Marie Davidová is a lecturer (teaching & research) at the Welsh School of Architecture (WSA) and an affiliate of the Sustainable Places Research Institute at Cardiff University. She is a founding member and chair of Collaborative Collective practice design-research network NGO and a founding member of Systemic Design Association. Marie is a practising architect registered in Norway and UK, researcher, and educator. She proved her university teaching proficiency when becoming a Senior Higher Education Academy Fellow (SF HEA) in 2020. This certification is based on her research within the field of practice-based research by design pedagogy that involves the real-life implementation of Systemic Design, Service Design, Prototyping, CoDesign, and Empathy. Marie has founded the Systemic Approach to Architectural Performance (SAAP) design field. This field discusses the question of cities’ adaptation to climate change and biodiversity loss. She has held guest lectures, presentations, and workshops in this field across Europe, North America, Asia, Africa, and Oceania, where she is also widely published and exhibited.

Kateřina Zímová is a member of Collaborative Collective and a founding member of COOLand NGOs, an independent landscape ecologist and environmental consultant living and working in the Czech republic. She deals with the connection of human activities with the needs of nature. In her work, she prepares expert opinions, landscape projects and is dedicated to education on this topic.

Posted Oct-2020

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