hopeandspace is your partner to develop community-driven solutions for the habitat.
We connect designers and qualified experts with communities to improve their living conditions and strength their relationship with their territories.
Because only through this magical bond we know they can have the chance for a truly healthy, sustainable, dignifying, peaceful future.
We are a network of experts with different backgrounds, mainly from the humanitarian sector. Architects, engineers, sociologists, environmentalists, experts in policies and participatory processes:
we all share the same vision and we understand that only through a interdisciplinary/ bottom-up approach is possible to reach effective solutions.
Luca is an expert in habitat and development, and in the last fifteen years he has collaborated with various NGOs and agencies managing reconstruction, territorial development and post-emergency projects. He regularly collaborates with UNICEF in school projects. Currently is an Invited Professor at the Yangon Technological University (YTU).
Igor is Coordinator of International Emergency Operations, an expert in emergency respons and development, in the field of urban infrastructures. After several collaborations with various institutions and NGOs, he has been part of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) since 2011, with which he has managed humanitarian programs in Iraq, Yemen, Philippines and Afghanistan.
Michiko is an expert in Bilateral Cooperation and Project Management with an endured experience mostly in Middle East, Northern and Southern Africa.
From 2002 to 2009 she was responsible for the Japanese Cooperation in Angola. Her main fields are community based development, gender, capacity building and sustainable agricolture/livelyhood. She also promotes Public/Private Partnerships.
in the last twenty years Paolo has collaborated with the most important international Humanitarian Development and Aid agencies worldwide. From 1999 to 2010, on behalf of the Italian Cooperation, he led the national development programs in Serbia, Sri Lanka, Lebanon and Guatemala. From 2014 to 2018 he coordinated on behalf of the Italian Cooperation (AICS), the German Cooperation (GIZ), the French Cooperation (EF) and the English Cooperation (DFID), emergency programs in Syria.