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World Architecture for Equal Dignity Project at www.humiliationstudies.org
Dear Archnet Friends!

I recently "fell" over your wonderful website, and your kind ArchNet Administrator encouraged me to introduce our project to you.

I am interested in your work in connection with our World Architecture for Equal Dignity Project at:
http://www.humiliationstudies.org/intervention/architecture.php.
I would love to have your opinion.

Most warmly!

Evelin

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Evelin Gerda Lindner, M.D., Ph.D. (Dr. med.), Ph.D. (Dr. psychol.) Interdisciplinary Social Scientist
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Founding Manager of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS), http://www.humiliationstudies.org/ anchored at the Columbia University Conflict Resolution Network, New York furthermore affiliated to the University of Oslo, Department of Psychology, http://folk.uio.no/evelinl/, to the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Department of Psychology, and the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, Paris.
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Evelin Lindner
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World Architecture for Equal Dignity Project at www.humiliationstudies.org
Visited the website, found it very interesting. Great effort, very good luck to the venture. The very thought of humiliation is humiliating. This is a very constructive effort by the active group to bring humans on equal terms, my salutation to appreciable effort.
Dushyant Nathwani
World Architecture for Equal Dignity Project at www.humiliationstudies.org
Dear Dr. Evelin;

I ve had a look at your website and the great activities promoted and conducted by your team. It would be excellent if Archnet members share their views on the project "World Architecture for Equal Dignity." One would wonder about the types of issues that establish true links, between architecture and equality, architecture and dignity, a true architecture for all....

So, now the topic of the project needs elaboration:

It is believed that issues that pertain to Affordable Housing are integral to this topic. Hassan Fathy's work is a pioneer in this field. However, many scholars are now working on policies and strategies for affordable housing from different perspectives including economic, social, psychological,..... Their contribution would be important in a topic like this.

Another issue is: Collaborative Planning and User Involvement in Design Decision Making. If architects are calling for democracy in governance, and if they are calling for equality, then why do not they start ( a democratic process) in their work and be democratic in their attitudes and the way they work. Involving the public or at least thinking about the public are also important components. How this would happen is another issue that also needs discussion!

A third issue would be how the education of future architects fosters diversity, promotes tolerance, and addresses the concepts of equality, designing for all, .. Simply, how these issues can be integrated in the curriculum and the teaching practices of architecture.

Hope interested members would introduce their thoughts ....

My regards,
Ashraf Salama
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