Architecture Sans Frontières – UK (ASF-UK) aims to make community and international development issues integral to the practice and teaching of architecture. through capacity building, advocacy and live projects, we strive to make architecture relevant to the world’s majority – people who are marginalised or living in poverty.
Our actions are structured into two main programmes: Change by Design and Resilience by Design. These are complemented by the crosscutting programme Challenging Practice that enable built environment professionals to engage reflexively with the challenges of international development.
Change by Design is a series of international workshops, exploring participatory design as a tool for advocacy and socio-spatial transformation in informal settlements, in collaboration with grassroots organizations, local NGOs and governmental agencies involved in slum upgrading and housing rights. Read more about the programme here.
Resilience by Design is a programme exploring appropriate technology and disaster risk reduction through participatory design, as a tool for advocacy and construction transformation. We work in collaboration with grassroots organizations, local NGOs and governmental agencies involved in post disaster reconstruction and sustainable development. Read more about the programme here.
Challenging Practice is an independent-learning programme that seeks to enable built environment professionals to engage reflexively with the challenges of international development in the urban global South. Read more about how to start the Challenging Practice course today here.