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Challenging Practice Stage A Seminar 26th – 27th November: Venue Announced November 1, 2016

ASF-UK is pleased to announce that KPF will be supporting our next Challenging Practice Stage A seminar by hosting us in their London office. The seminar will enable participants to reflect on their knowledge gained from the preparatory readings of the Introduction through case studies, facilitated discussions, interactive scenario building, and role plays. Last few weeks left to book your place! More details below: Seminar Title: Challenging Practice: Learning in Action Dates: 26th-27th November 2016 Location: KPF office, 7a Langley Street, London WC2H…

Next Challenging Practice Stage A Seminar in London: 26th – 27th November 2016 October 11, 2016

Next Challenging Practice Stage A Seminar in London: 26th – 27th November 2016 ASF-UK will be running a Stage A weekend seminar to enable participants to reflect on their knowledge gained from the preparatory readings of the Introduction through case studies, facilitated discussions, interactive scenario building, and role plays. ASF-UK hosts seminars twice a year – and the next will be in November 2016: Title: Challenging Practice: Learning in Action Dates: 26th-27th November 2016 Location: London, venue TBC Cost: £100 if you are working / £80 if you are a student or unemployed Eligibility: Attendees should…

Change by Design: Reimagining Regeneration through Participatory Design Cape Town 2015 Report is now available. September 29, 2016

We are delighted to announce that a new report based on the findings of our Change by Design workshop in South Africa, ‘Reimagining Regeneration through Participatory Design’ is now available. The report outlines the findings of a 2-week workshop that took place in Cape Town in April 2015, resulting from a partnership between ASF-UK and Development Action Group (DAG), with the support of The Bartlett Development Planning Unit and UCL Urban Laboratory at UCL, and Sheffield School of Architecture at…

ASF-UK host Reclaiming Regeneration: Tools and tactics for community-led development course for Citizens UK to explore community-led planning in East London September 15, 2016

On September 12th, ASF-UK’s Change by Design team delivered the first in a series of training sessions exploring regeneration processes for communities in East London. The session was part of an ASF-led short course entitled ‘Reclaiming Regeneration:Tools and Tactics for community-led development’ which will run until October 2016 with four evening sessions, and is being held for members of TELCO (The East London Communities Organisation), a local chapter of Citizens UK. ASF-UK have been collaborating with Citizens UK since 2014,…

Resilience by Design | Nepal 2016 June 6, 2016

Workshop: RESILIENCE BY DESIGN NEPAL 2016  Reactivating traditional urban settlements through integrated design, planning and building strategies             Where? Kathmandu, Nepal When? 10th – 23rd September *Who? Architects, engineers, planners and related built environment practitioners and researchers. To apply: Application Form Application deadline: 4th July 2016 How much? £800 [includes meals, accommodation and travel during the workshop. Flights and airport pick-up not included] The workshop Resilience by Design Nepal 2016 counts towards Challenging Practice Stage B accreditation. Contact: resiliencebydesign@asf-uk.org For more…

Challenging Practice workshop on Designing inclusion for migrants and refugees in cities 21st- 23rd April, Mallorca, Spain May 12, 2016

ASF-UK associates facilitated a Challenging Practice workshop on Designing inclusion for migrants and refugees in cities. This was part of ASF International’s General Assembly which took place in Mallorca, Spain on 21-23rd April 2016. The theme of this year’s General Assembly was the refugee crisis. Although more people that have been forcibly displaced reside in cities as opposed to refugee camps, much more attention is placed on the situation in camps. In response to this, ASF-UK decided to run a…

DESIGNING FOR INCLUSION: Integrating Refugees & Migrants in Cities May 10, 2016

Join ASF-UK for a half-day workshop to explore how built environment practitioners can contribute towards the integration of refugees and migrants in cities. When:   Saturday 4th June 2016 Workshop: 1 – 4pm Panel Discussion: 4.30 – 6pm Where:  KPF – 7A Langley Street, London, WC2H 9JA – View Map As a Festival Partner of the London Festival of Architecture 2016 with the theme “Community” we begin our event with a highly interactive workshop where we will test and discuss different skills, approaches and knowledge in…

ASF-UK provides expert advice on IARD student project promoting community-led heritage regeneration in India April 14, 2016

On April 12th ASF-UK were invited to attend a workshop to provide expert advice, explore and review a project developed by six students from the International Architectural Regeneration and Development course at Oxford Brookes University. Focusing on the Mughal river front gardens of Agra, and the communities residing along the riverfront, the student project promotes a community-led approach to heritage regeneration in the city of Agra, India and focuses on the regeneration of historic waterfront areas. Moreover, it aims to…

ASF-UK associates facilitated Challenging Practice (Stage A Seminar) in Portugal, 8 and 9th April 2016  April 14, 2016

Following an invitation from our colleagues ASF-Portugal, ASF-UK’s associates Célia Macedo Isis Nuñez Ferrera and Lucia Caistor facilitated the first Challenging Practice Course (Stage A seminar) in Portugal. This was a very successful weekend of reflection and discussions arising from activities, interactive scenario building and role play participatory exercises. Using Mashimoni (Kenya) and Tierra Baja (Colombia) as case studies, the group explored participatory design processes involving community and stakeholders as a way to achieve dignified housing and equitable development. We…

Challenging Practice 28th-29th May: snap up your Stage A seminar place now April 1, 2016

ASF-UK will be running a Stage A weekend seminar to enable participants to reflect on their knowledge gained from the preparatory readings of the Introduction through case studies and facilitated discussions, and interactive scenario building and role plays.  ASF-UK hosts seminars twice a year – and the next will be in May 2016: Title: Challenging practice: Learning in action Date: 28th-29th May 2016 Location: Aldgate, London Price: £100 if you are working/£80 if you are a student or unemployed Eligibility: Attendees should have read 60% of the preparatory readings of the Introduction. Over the two…

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