Semillas (Semillas para el Desarrollo sostenible – “Seeds for Sustainable Development”) is an association that develops projects in emerging contexts in the rural areas of the Peruvian Amazonas-Rainforest and in human settlements in Lima - Perú. Their work has focused on research projects, participatory workshops with native communities and architectural projects within a framework of integral development in connection with the context and the landscape. Semillas' work has received several international recognitions such as: winner of the 1° prize of the DIVIA Award (Diversity in Architecture) in Berlin and at the Venice Biennale 2023, finalist in the Dorfman Award by the Royal Academy - London 2022, Finalist Mies Crown Hall of Americas Prize (MCHAP - Emerge) of the Illinois Institute - Chicago 2022, Finalist Ar-Emerging Architecture Awards - by Architectural Review 2020, 1° world prize for the ASF AWARD 2019 in Thailand, 1° world prize for Sustainable Architecture by la Cité de l'architecture & du patrimoine in Paris 2018; among others.

Giulia Perri is an Italian architect based in Perú and has been part of Semillas since 2018. After receiving her master’s degree in architecture from "La Sapienza" in Rome (2017), she migrated to Perú to join the work of Marta Maccaglia, founder of the association. She has also studied in other countries, such as at the Istanbul Technical University (ITU) in Turkey and at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP) where she also developed her research project and thesis work. Giulia collaborated from 2018 to 2020 as project coordinator with Semillas and since 2020 she is the director of the office in Pangoa, in the central rainforest of Peru, of the same association.

Tuesday 27th June at 19:00, AUDIMAX. Steubenstraße 6, 99423 Weimar.

Poster design: Lynn Rosa Haag & Elsa Babtist