Desislava Cholakova is an RIBA Part I Graduate from London South Bank University. She was declared 2nd winner in the RIBAJ EyeLine Competition in 2020 and was nominated for the RIBA London Student Awards. Desislava is currently looking for a job opportunity in London.
Here's one of her recent project, which illustrates the reimagination of a Parliament as a truly civic space – all inclusive, open to society to take part in it (by not only listening, but also sending reactions to have their voices heard).
The concept comprises a physical environment laid out as the British Parliament. However, the space could change and adapt to its participants' needs, integrating Virtual Realities and bridging the gap between the digital and the physical.
The society is virtually ‘invading' a parliamentary meeting to participate in the decision-making process, thus democratizing the political system.