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ASF-UK talks at AHMM February 6, 2013

Sarah Ernst and Naomi Shinkins recently provided London architecture practice Alford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM) with a lunch time lecture on the 16th of January 2013. The pair gave a presentation on the background of the organisation and it’s work. The talk focused specifically on two case studies, firstly the ‘Change by Design’ methodology developed by ASF-UK and secondly the international workshop ‘Learning in Leh’ in India in 2011, in partnership with SEEDS India.

ASF-UK talks at the Welsh School of Architecture February 4, 2013

Melissa Kinnear and Andy Edwards presented the work of ASF-UK on behalf of the Welsh School of Architecture Student Association in Cardiff on the 29th January 2013.  They presented the work of the organisation and showed two case studies including: the Change By Design methodology, specifically looking at the workshop in Nairobi, Kenya and the work carried out in India with SEEDs India focusing on the work that Andy has recently completed culminating in a week long workshop in Delhi.  Kat Jones, who attended our…

Come and be inspired… January 22, 2013

Hosted at London South Bank University by the Humanitarian Hub, this event will showcase the work of members and collaborators of ASF-UK as a series of short and energetic presentations, describing work within and inspired by the organisation. [*Pecha Kucha, Japanese for ‘chit chat’, is where presenters each show their work in 20 slides x 20 seconds per slide!] WHEN: Wednesday 6th February 18.30 – 20.30 WHERE: LONDON SOUTH BANK UNIVERSITY, Lecture Theatre A, The Keyworth Centre, Keyworth Street, SE1…

Read about our recent workshop in Cameroon January 18, 2013

Back in August 2012 an ASF-UK team of 14 volunteers and participants went to Bertoua, Eastern Cameroon to assess an ongoing project being conducted in Bambouti, a small village near the border with the Central African Republic (a predominantly French speaking part of the country).  Read more on the Cameroon project page>>

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…

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