The NBAA network of 19 Nordic and Baltic schools of architecture stands together with educators, scholars and students – and with all the people in Ukraine. We stand for freedom, for sovereignty, for peace. We stand against violence and aggression. We are profoundly condemning the brutal, senseless war and shocking invasion of Ukraine. Independent Ukraine is not a threat to any country. President Putin’s refusal to accept this country’s right to freedom and self-determination has had devastating consequences not for just one democratic country, but attacks the values of individual freedom in the democratic world at large. It attacks the people in favour of democracy in his own country. We are against the terroristic violence, which destroys the freedom and possibility of building a hopeful future for both the Ukrainian and Russian people. We are against the tragic violence, which destroys the freedom of building a hopeful future for both the Ukrainian and Russian people.
We stand for unwavering support and solidarity with our Ukrainian colleagues. And at this darkest moment, we also stand for our Russian colleagues who are refused their free future as well.