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Sierra Leone – Freetown : Update April 2019 April 2, 2019

The Community Action Area Plans (CAAPs) for two informal settlements in Freetown are now available on ASF-UK’s website: REPORTS These plans are the culmination of an eight-month participatory planning partnership between the Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre (SLURC) and ASF-UK using the Change by Design methodology. The findings from Cockle Bay and Dworzark illustrate the current realities faced by residents from these inner city communities, their aspirations, and how they would like their communities and wider city to be transformed….

Announcement: Challenging Practice Stage A Seminar, 19-20 January November 15, 2018

We are excited to announce that ASF-UK will be running a Stage A Challenging Practice weekend seminar on 19th-20th January 2019. This seminar to enable participants to reflect on their knowledge gained from the readings of the Challenging Practice Introduction through case studies, facilitated discussions, interactive scenario building, and role plays. 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…

Reclaiming Regeneration – LFA 2018 August 22, 2018

On 23 June ASF-UK joined TELCO and Redbridge Citizens and London CLT at the Salvation Army in Ilford for an event as part of the London Festival of Architecture, looking at how to deliver affordable and secure housing for communities in east London.   The day began with the launch of Redbridge Citizens brief for Community Land Trust homes in Ilford which was produced with support from ASF-UK. The brief, presented to Redbridge Councillors Helen Coomb and Robert Littlewood, marks…

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…

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…

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