£2826.50 raised for ASF-UK so far this year… October 30, 2011

Andy Edwards and Ben Cross set themselves the challenge of cycling from Lands End to John O Groats in just 9 days and raised £735 along the way. Stefan Amato, Danny Cook and Luke Ritchie had the same great idea and raised £448 from friends and family. Sarah Ernst ran a half marathon in Sheffield and swam a mile in Salford Quays to distract herself from her final year at university and raised £187. And last but not least, a…

An alternative view on disasters and development: latest summer school September 12, 2011

Natural disasters disproportionately affect communities that are poor or otherwise vulnerable. This year’s Architecture Sans Frontières – UK Summer School ‘An alternative view on disasters and development’ addressed the range of pre-emptive and response strategies in disaster and conflict zones. The summer school challenged the participants to consider response strategies in terms of timescale, local vs. global solutions, disaster risk reduction through technical capabilities for prediction of future disasters and local opportunities for adaptation. The workshop was structured with an introductory two-day…

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