loader

Challenging Practice: snap up your seminar place now July 26, 2015

If you have already signed up for Stage 1, now is the perfect time to secure your place on our Stage 2 seminar on 28th-29th November 2015 in London. Stage 2 is 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. Location: The Calthorpe Project, Kings Cross, London Price: £100 if you are working/£80 if you are a student or unemployed Eligibility:…

Less than two weeks until we begin our Change by Design workshop in South Africa! April 2, 2015

Less than two weeks until we begin our Change by Design workshop in South Africa! This year we are focusing on Cape Town, in the inner city district of Woodstock, where housing rights and gentrification have become a hugely pertinent issue. Through a period of intensive fieldwork utilising participatory design tools, we aim to generate strategies which address the issue of marginalised groups being priced out of the city centre; a phenomenon which can be seen in urban areas across…

Challenging Practice: snap up your seminar place now March 26, 2015

If you have already signed up for Stage 1, now is the perfect time to secure your place on our Stage 2 seminar on 16-17th May 2015 in London Stage 2 is 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. Location:The Calthorpe Project, Kings Cross, London Price: £100 if you are working/£80 if you are a student or unemployed Eligibility: Attendees…

ASF-UK at UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Nagoya, Japan. February 18, 2015

Isis Nunez Ferrera, ASF-UK associate, was selected among 5,000 candidates, as one of 50 young leaders on ESD initiatives around the world for her work within ASF-UK’s action-learning workshops Change by Design and Resilience by Design. During 8 days, Isis participated in different forums, sharing ASF-UK’s innovative pedagogic approaches and their particular focus on field-based learning environments, collaborative initiatives and reflexive engagement with built environment issues. These discussions reflected on the successes and challenges of such approaches, as well as the lessons they can…

STOCKWOOL LAUNCH CHARITABLE PROGRAMME January 31, 2015

On the back of celebrating our 25th year, STOCKWOOL is pleased to announce the launch of our 2015 charitable programme. With the aim of improving the living conditions of the capital’s most deprived people, we will be working with various London based housing charities to raise awareness and funds for their causes. We hope to build long-term relationships with our chosen organisations by participating in events, volunteering and campaigning. To get the ball rolling, in March, ten of our staff will…

One last New Year’s resolution? January 23, 2015

Challenging Practice: Start Stage 1 today and sign up to do Stage 2 in May Have you heard about Challenging Practice and want to know more? Challenging Practice is specifically targeted at built environment professionals with an interest (and no prior knowledge/ experience) in the challenges that are impacting on the human development of billions of people across the world: rapid urbanisation, scarce resources, poverty, vulnerability and natural disasters to name a few. Click here to read more about Stage…

ASF International launch fourth and final stage of Challenging Practice Course January 11, 2015

Architecture Sans Frontieres International have just launched the fourth and final stage of their Challenging Practice course. The course is an independent learning programme initiated in 2012 by an Architecture Sans Frontières partnership involving ASF-UK alongside other members of ASF Int. The programme seeks to enable architects and other built environment practitioners to engage reflexively with the challenges of ‘international development’ in the urban global South. Building on the participants’ own professional background, the programme offers resources and ongoing support for self-reflexive…

Our thanks to Mel as she resigns as General Manager November 28, 2014

Today was Melissa Kinnear’s last day as General Manager, after more than 7 years in this voluntary position. The organisation is where it is today because of Mel’s energy, drive and determination, and the personal time that she has invested in ASF-UK. She has been involved in all aspects of the organisation, and has inspired and enabled others to progress within ASF-UK, gaining experience and taking on responsibility. Although Mel is stepping down as General Manager, and will be sorely…

Upcoming Change by Design workshop in South Africa November 25, 2014

Re-imagining regeneration through participatory design in Cape Town   ASF-UK is pleased to announce the upcoming Change by Design workshop in Cape Town, South Africa in April 2015. Change by Design is a series of international workshops, exploring participatory design as a tool for advocacy and socio-spatial transformation in marginalised urban areas, in collaboration with grassroots organizations, local NGOs and governmental agencies involved in slum upgrading and housing rights.  The focus of our upcoming workshop is the neighbourhood of Woodstock,…

Invisible Flock performance: Bring the Happy October 5, 2014

Recently I went to a performance called ‘Bring the Happy’. It was a show – of sorts – derived from asking people to map, describe and rate a happy memory. How wonderful, I thought, to be able to spend your time recording and celebrating the ‘good stuff’. Turns out half the audience were in tears by the end and even a seemingly positive question, can be intrinsically linked to an element of sadness if that precious part of your life…

Copyrights 2018 ASF-UK

Follow

Get every new post on this blog delivered to your Inbox.

Join other followers: