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Announcement: the next Challenging Practice Stage A Seminar will take place on 19-20 May in London. Sign up now! March 28, 2018

Challenging Practice is an independent-learning programme for built environment practitioners and students to learn to engage with vulnerable urban groups, and reflect on the challenges of international development. It aims to prepare attendants to working in the field, whether in the global North or South, and can be followed up by a Stage B internship or workshop which will allow you to put these newly learnt skills into practice! ASF-UK will be running a Stage A weekend seminar on 19th-20th May 2018 to enable…

A warm farewell and welcome to old and new ASF-UK trustees and associates! March 14, 2018

ASF-UK would like to say a heartfelt thank you to some of our trustees and associates who stepped down in 2017. Alison Hart, as a trustee Alison has supported ASF-UK focusing on promoting the organisation in practice and on various platforms including RIBA. We will miss her positive attitude and commitment to ASF-UK and wish her all the best with next endeavours! Kathryn Firth, as a trustee Kathryn supported the team working on regeneration issues in London, as well as…

2018 Call for new Trustees to join ASF-UK February 25, 2018

ASF-UK is seeking expressions of interest from individuals with a passion for international and community development who would like to join our Board of Trustees in a voluntary capacity. Our aim is to recruit 4-5 new trustees in time for formal election at our AGM in early July 2018. Knowledge of architecture or the built environment is not an automatic pre-requisite as we want to build a board with a wide variety of perspectives and expertise. For more information please…

CALL FOR FIELD VOLUNTEER December 1, 2017

The Role of Action Area Plans for Inclusive City-Making in Freetown Location: Freetown, Sierra Leone Application Closing Date: 14th December Placement Start Date: 20th January 2017 Duration of Placement: 8 Months Architecture Sans Frontières – United Kingdom (ASF-UK) is recruiting a field volunteer to support an exciting new project in Freetown, Sierra Leone. This is an opportunity for a student/practitioner with a background in the built environment, community development and participatory design to support in the production of participatory neighbourhood plans…

Designing Inclusion: Built Environment responses for Refugees and Forced Migrants, Manchester – 18th November 5:30pm-7:30pm November 7, 2017

Designing Inclusion: Built Environment responses for Refugees and Forced Migrants BOOK your tickets here: http://tinyurl.com/yd7ce83m *** Date: Saturday 18th November Time: 5:30 – 7:30pm Venue: BDP, 11 Ducie St, Manchester M1 2JB Much of the dialogue in the built environment sector focuses on designed ‘solutions’ of ‘shelter’, beyond this what are the conditions that refugees and forced migrants can integrate into new environments and thrive? How to create a sense of belonging in a time of transition and what are…

**Update** Change by Design: South Africa 2017 Workshop March 20, 2017

Thank you to everyone who has submitted an application for the upcoming Change by Design:South Africa 2017 workshop. Applications for the Change by Design workshop in Cape Town are now closed. Thank you for the overwhelming response to this initiative! We will now start the selection process for a maximum of 24 participants. Successful applicants will be notified by the end of March. The ASF-UK CbD Programme Team

ASF-UK facilitates Community Land Trust (CLT) Masterclass with TELCO Citizens February 23, 2017

On Saturday, 11 Feb 2017, Architecture Sans Frontières-UK members joined members of TELCO Citizens (The East London Citizens Organisation), a chapter of the national Citizens UK community organising charity, in facilitating a Community Land Trust (CLT) Masterclass. The goal was that by the end of the workshop, participants would have a good knowledge of the CLT model and feel comfortable fielding questions or making a case for it.   The two organisations have developed a partnership over the last three…

WORKSHOP: CHANGE BY DESIGN SOUTH AFRICA 2017 February 16, 2017

Tools and tactics for community-led development in Cape Town Where: Cape Town, South Africa When: 26 June to 7 July, 2017 Who: practitioners and students in architecture, urban design, urban and social development planning, community education, service and communication design, urban sociology and anthropology, urban law, regional and urban economics. To apply: Application Form Application deadline: 19 March 2017 How much? £800 (includes meals, accommodation, & travel for 12 days. Flights and airport pick-up not included) The workshop Change by…

We are looking for new Associates to join the ASF-UK team! December 19, 2016

ASF-UK has grown and evolved with the support of an experienced, creative and effective team of volunteer Associates. They contribute ideas, time and inspiration in the day to day running of the organisation.  The Associates help to develop projects and run workshops under the umbrella of ASF-UK’s aims and objectives.  Associates are actively involved in current and future projects undertaken by the organisation and assume key roles within each area. They use their experience and knowledge to assist in guiding…

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