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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,…

Spring Newsletter – A successful year so far! March 24, 2012

ASF-UK had a really fantastic year last year thanks to the hard work and commitment of everyone involved in this organisation. We successfully managed to run 3 international workshops, a really superb summer school at the Eden Project, a well attended talk series hosted by Grimshaw, an excellent seminar on Social Enterprise along with a number of other smaller and less publicised events, including many talks and workshops that we have run across the country and internationally. At the end of the year…

ASF-UK are re-launching the Evening Sessions March 19, 2012

These sessions are a chance for ASF members to catch up and those new to ASF to find out more about what we do and how we believe built environment professionals can better engage with communities and development. Occasionally we will invite members of ASF’s team to give talks on recent workshops / projects, but in most cases it will simply be a chance to share a few drinks and some good discussion after a long day. The first session…

Cycle from London to Paris for ASF-UK March 19, 2012

Do you want to really challenge yourself this summer? Why not cycle from London to Paris for Architecture Sans Frontières-UK (ASF-UK) from the 18th-21st of July 2012 and raise money for a worthy cause? Join ASF-UK volunteers (and keen cyclists!), Andy and Naomi, on this great adventure where we will spend 4 days cycling from London to Paris, arriving in the french capital for the final day of the Tour de France in order to raise funds for local Cameroonian…

Upcoming workshop in Cameroon February 19, 2012

Measuring Impact: Participatory Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation ASF-UK Workshop in Cameroon, August 2012 This workshop will be implemented in partnership with Cameroon Catalyst, a UK based charity started by two engineering graduates in 2009 and the Mosame Trust, a Cameroon based charity working in Eastern Cameroon.  So far the two organisations have successfully fundraised for and built the January Hope Centre and a mechanics and carpenters workshop in a small village called Bambouti, in Eastern Cameroon. They are currently working…

‘Change by Design’ book published January 18, 2012

This book documents a two-week action research workshop, Change by Design, undertaken in Nairobi, Kenya from 19th June – 1st July 2011. The workshop was developed and coordinated under the banner of Architecture Sans Frontieres – United Kingdom (ASF-UK), in partnership with the Pamoja Trust, a Kenyan NGO, and the Housing Policy Section of UN-HABITAT with support from the Development Planning Unit of UCL, the Royal Institute of British Architects, and the Scarcity and Creativity in the Built Environment Research Project.  The principal focus underpinning the…

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