Presidents Message, September 04, 2017

A Message of the New President

Dear members of EAAE, dear colleagues and friends

I am extremely honored to have been elected as next president of EAAE by its general assembly. This is a huge privilege, but also a very big responsibility, which I can only hope to fulfill.

As you certainly can imagine, with most new challenges, one is only partially aware of what to expect, of the challenges to be faced. I have tremendous respect of the task before me, and I will give my best to serve the organization, to help achieve its goals, and to promote the agenda of EAAE for the benefit of the European schools of architecture.

I am extremely grateful for the trust in me expressed in this vote – as well as for the many messages of encouragement and support that I have received in the weeks and days before the general assembly, as well as since being elected. I am also extremely confident that the new Council will work together harmoniously and effectively.

As a guideline to my tenure as president I’d like to stress the importance of being open and inclusive. This for me also means embracing the challenges brought by social, technological, economical and political change. And it means working towards unity while respecting and protecting diversity.

Thank you all!

 

Oya Atalay Franck

Bordeaux, 1st September 2017