Salem Al Qudwa

Thanks for sharing the latest issue of The Design Between. I enjoyed reading the article about building a village preschool in India. It was useful and I liked when Sarah Schoffel mentioned the following: ‘If there was an interpreter present a more detailed dialogue might take place but so much could be learned without an interpreter, it was a question of being open and receptive.’


We need to spend more time with people and to be good listeners to their needs. Otherwise our facilitation for the so called ‘participation process’ will be just to have gathering for a group of people (women and children) who might not have the right input.

– Dr Salem Al Qudwa |Architect and Lecturer |Palestinian Territory