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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…

ASF’s international network exchange ideas for new learning experiences July 5, 2018

At the annual global ASF International General Assembly in Marseille in April 2018, ASF International, ASF UK and ASF France jointly collaborated to deliver a Challenging Practice Stage A one-day seminar as part of the Designing Inclusion (DESINC) project. This is an EU funded programme exploring how architecture, urban design and  planning education can contribute to the production of inclusive urban spaces for refugees and forced migrants. This was an opportunity for ASF to pilot its new Challenging Practice learning…

CALL & UPCOMING LFA WORKSHOP:RECLAIMING REGENERATION -Identity, heritage and housing in East London June 12, 2018

RECLAIMING REGENERATION : Identity, heritage and housing in east London ASF UK are looking for London-based built environment professionals with an interest in community-led regeneration and the ability to volunteer time over the coming year, to join local stakeholders in exploring how participatory design tools can help communities to have a greater voice in the processes of regeneration and support more inclusive neighbourhoods in Redbridge. The LFA workshop will explore the effect of regeneration in East London and build on…

Change by Design – Cape Town 2018 Workshop – APPLY NOW! April 21, 2018

Re-imagining Urban Housing through Participatory Design in Cape Town We are now accepting applications for the Change by Design – 2018 Cape Town Workshop! DEADLINE: 1st June. When: 16th July – 27th July 2018 Where: Cape Town, South Africa Cost: £800 (includes meals, accommodation, & travel for 12 days. Flights and airport pick-up not included) CALL FOR WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS ASF-UK’s Change by Design programme and Development Action Group are launching a new call for a multidisciplinary group of volunteers to…

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…

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…

Isis Nunez Ferrera – A big thank you from ASF-UK October 8, 2017

We bid farewell this summer to one of our longest standing associates, Isis Nunez Ferrera, who stepped down from the organisation after seven years. Isis has been a key leader in ASF-UK, using her knowledge and skills in participatory design and planning, to develop and facilitate engagements focusing on settlement upgrading, housing rights, urban resilience and community- led reconstruction. From facilitating workshops in Brazil, Kenya, Ecuador, Colombia and Nepal, to establishing and being convener of the Resilience by Design programme since 2014, she…

Challenging Practice Stage A Seminar in Manchester, 18-19 November 2017 September 22, 2017

Challenging Practice is an independent-learning programme that seeks to enable built environment professionals to develop the knowledge required to engage with vulnerable groups in an urban context, and to engage reflexively with the challenges of international development in the urban global South. ASF-UK will be running a Stage A weekend seminar in November 2017 to enable participants to reflect on their knowledge gained from the preparatory readings of the Introduction through case studies, facilitated discussions, interactive scenario building, and role plays. Title: Challenging Practice Stage A: Learning in Action Dates: 18-19th November, 10am-5pm…

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