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TERRAmela – the future of construction in India December 9, 2012

ASF-UK is collaborating with SEEDS India and other partner organisations in an event which will explore the future of construction in India. ASF-UK will be leading the action workshop which will take place from 16th-20th Dec with architecture, design and engineering students from across Delhi, as well as presenting our ongoing work in an exhibition. about TERRA mela is an exciting event which will explore the future of construction in India – one that meets the aspirations of modern society whilst respecting the limits…

Download our Annual Review 2011-2012 November 2, 2012

ASF-UK are happy to share our latest Annual Review for 2011-2012. The report documents our activities during this period: including our work in the UK and internationally, and the impact that this has had. Refresh yourself understanding of our mission and values and take a look at the sponsors and partners that made our work possible. We are sure that 2012-2013 will be equally productive! Download the ASF-UK Annual review 2011-12>>

Challenging Practice: Register for Stage 2 now! October 7, 2012

Already registered for Stage 1 of Challenging Practice: essentials for the social production of habitat? If so, you can now register for Stage 2, a weekend seminar to enable participants to reflect on their knowledge from Stage 1 through case studies and facilitated discussions and interactive scenario building and role plays. ASF-UK will host Stage 2 weekend seminars twice a year – and the first one is coming up in November: Title: Challenging practice: Learning in action Date: 17-18th November 2012…

Participatory design methodologies at the World Urban Forum September 22, 2012

ASF-UK facilitated a training event on participatory design methodologies at the World Urban Forum in Naples, Italy. These methods have been developed in the ‘Change-by-Design’ action-research workshops implemented by ASF-UK in Brazil and Kenya. The training attracted over 100 participants from a diverse range of backgrounds – residents, CBOs, NGOs, private sector, academics, as well as managers of large scale development projects and local and central government officials. It consisted of a short introduction to the overall concepts and approaches of…

Challenging practice is now online… August 30, 2012

Challenging Practice: Essentials for the Social Production of Habitat is a project developed by an Architecture Sans Frontières partnership funded by the European Commission under the LLP Leonardo Da Vinci programme to develop a training that encourages architects and urban designers to engage in the production of habitat for the world’s most vulnerable groups. This training has been developed as ASF strongly believes that the construction of social facilities for the benefit of the most underprivileged sectors of the world’s population requires a broader approach from built environment professionals, and a critical revision of the focus and ways of operating that…

Participatory Design for Slum-upgrading and Inclusive City Building August 20, 2012

For those attending the World Urban Forum VI in Naples this September, ASF-UK will be holding a training session on “Participatory Design for Slum-upgrading and Inclusive City Building”, building on the work done in Brazil and Kenya for the last three years. We will also have experts sharing their tools and experiences, including the Bartlett – Development Planning Unit, Asian Coalition of Housing Rights / Community Architects Network, Pamoja Trust among others. Participatory design underlying motivation is to engage citizens…

Cycling success for ASF-UK! August 15, 2012

On July 18th seven cyclists set off very early from London and cycled to Paris over four days, cycling 50-80 miles per day, in order to raise funds for local Cameroonian participants to be part of the ASF-UK international workshop this summer. The group raised a hard earned and fantastic £2932.50 which will sponsor up to five local participants on our ten day workshop. A big thank you to our riders Kate Mahony, Steven Howard, Cameron Burt, David Goley, Catherine…

From England to Cameroon… August 13, 2012

The international team of facilitators left for Cameroon from London on Saturday the 11th August in the evening.  The whole team of people involved in the participatory monitoring and evaluation workshop of the projects implemented by the Mosame Trust and Cameroon Catalyst over the last three years, arrived safely in Bertoua in the evening of the 12th August in good time to begin the workshop on Monday.  Over the next 10 days they will be working closely with both local and international…

And they are off… July 19, 2012

A team of  7  have begun their cycle from London to Paris to raise money for Architecture Sans Frontières-UK (ASF-UK). They have 4 days of cycling ahead of them before they arrive in the french capital for the final day of the Tour de France in order to raise funds for local Cameroonian participants to be part of our international workshop this summer. The workshop will be implemented in partnership with Cameroon Catalyst, a UK based charity and the Mosame Trust,…

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