We are a group of Syrian architects who happened to meet in the Northern parts of Syria in the wake of the Syrian Revolution in 2011. Amidst the huge destruction that our country has been undergoing, physically and socially, we deeply believe that planning for reconstruction begins now, during the conflict and not in its aftermath. It begins in the hearts and minds of those who suffer the horrors of war and want to change societies so that there is no return to violence. It is an essential part of negotiating our way towards peace. Driven by this belief, we established Qibaa in 2013, a studio aimed at developing sustainable practices through which we can spatially address the urgent needs of our communities in the current situation, while setting the ground for a sustainable recovery process for our war-torn country on the long run.