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Catch the Oxford Brookes/Unit D student exhibition in London this month June 11, 2014

Unit D is one of the vertical design studios within the School of Architecture for undergraduate students at Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, United Kingdom.  The Unit operates within the broader context of architectural education, which is subject to constant questioning and debate about its relevance both to the profession and to our wider society. It is situated both as a critique of the orthodoxy of architectural education and as an alternative of that orthodoxy. The Unit approach encourages students to…

Upcoming Change by Design workshop in London May 18, 2014

ASF-UK is happy to announce the 5th installment of the Change by Design workshops. In September 2014, ASF-UK will be teaming up with Citizens UK and diverse groups of local stakeholders to explore the impact of large-scale development and regeneration in London on local communities. Building on participatory design tools developed in previous Change by Design workshops in Brazil, Kenya and Ecuador, we will be generating community designed scenarios which seek to bring about positive outcomes of the proposed High…

Upcoming Resilience by Design workshop in Colombia May 12, 2014

ASF-UK is happy to announce an upcoming Resilience by Design workshop in Cartagena, Colombia in September 2014. The Resilience by Design methodology addresses the need for bottom up sustainable development approaches that respond to the many interrelated risks facing disadvantaged communities. The focus area of our upcoming workshop is the area of Tierrabaja in La Boquilla, on the outskirts of Cartagena, an area is characterised by the presence of a unique mangrove ecosystem and inhabited by Afrocolombian groups who hold…

Report of Change by Design workshop in Quito now available in English April 18, 2014

A report of last summer’s Change by Design workshop in Quito, Ecuador, is now available online in English. The report outlines the findings from the activities held in Los Pinos, one of the two areas where ASF-UK worked during Change by Design 2013 in Equador. The workshop resulted from a collaboration with the Universidad Politécnica Salesiana, El Institute de Altos Estudios Nacionales (IAEN) and the community organisation Comité de Desarollo Comunitario Los Pinos. English New spatial imaginations for Los Pino…

Challenging Practice: start Stage 1 today and sign up to do Stage 2 in May March 14, 2014

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. The course is divided into four stages: a free theoretical online introduction, a two-day seminar designed to enable participants to reflect on…

Support ASF-UK Change by Design event at World Urban Forum 7 in Colombia February 21, 2014

Following the successful training session at WUF6 in 2012, ASF-UK will host a Networking Event at the seventh session of UN-Habitat World Urban Forum, in Medellin, Colombia, in April 2014. The event is titled: Participatory Design and Planning for Equitable Cities, and will take place on Tuesday 8 April at 2pm. To be a part of this event we require £2000 to cover our costs. Please can you help us cover our costs by donating here. This Event will combine…

Join ASF-UK Change by Design event at World Urban Forum 7 in Colombia February 16, 2014

Following the successful training session at WUF6 in 2012, ASF-UK will host a Networking Event at the seventh session of UN-Habitat World Urban Forum, to be held in Medellin, Colombia, next April 2014. The event is titled: Participatory Design and Planning for Equitable Cities, and will take place on Tuesday 8 April at 2pm. Read more here

Report of Change by Design workshop in Quito available online February 16, 2014

A report of last summer’s Change by Design workshop in Quito, Ecuador, is now available online. You can view and download it here or purchase a hard copy at Blurb (http://www.blurb.com/b/5030128-change-by-design). The report outlines the findings from the activities held in Los Pinos, one of the two areas where ASF-UK worked during Change by Design 2013 in Equador. The workshop resulted from a collaboration with the Universidad Politécnica Salesiana, El Institute de Altos Estudios Nacionales (IAEN) and the community organisation…

The last two evening sessions… January 15, 2014

The Perseverance Tuesday 7th Janurary 7:00pm After a sudden change of location, The Perseverance pub on Lamb’s Conduit Street was a great alternative for the first evening session of 2014. A positive turn up as well meant we filled up the small pub creating a good atmosphere. The topic of co-operatives arose as around the corner from the pub is the People’s Supermarket, a local food focused co-operative aimed at working with the local community and farmers. This brought up…

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