Architecture and Entrepreneurship
PublisherCátedra Blanca de Barcelona
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Ivan Shumkov is a New York based entrepreneur, architect, educator and the Founder of Build Academy. Below is a snapshot of a bit of his journey and his work that may be of inspiration to others. "In this phase of my life, I’m a New York based entrepreneur, architect, educator and the Founder of Build Academy. Below is a snapshot of a bit of my journey and my work that hopefully can be of inspiration to others. Looking back at my journey, I try to connect the dots, see how I got here and where I’m heading. Architecture has the unique capacity to manifest new realities and raise people’s consciousness. It opens so many paths that can make a positive difference in the world if followed thoroughly with passion and perseverance. My life and work maintain a bridge between architecture, entrepreneurship, research, teaching, leadership and social activism. I demonstrate the non-traditional path of an architect and highlight the potential within the realm of architecture. The impact of my work can be seen from the social impact projects that I was involved with, to the thousands of people that he has educated and inspired through my teaching in universities and online. My work as entrepreneur went beyond into starting a global movement for resilient, sustainable, inclusive and conscious communities and cities. I am willing to collaborate with anyone who shares the same passion for discovering the world and making a positive difference into it."
CitationShumkov, Ivan. Architecture and Entrepreneurship. A: "Palimpsesto", Otoño 2019, núm. 20, p. 13