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This month’s evening session… July 12, 2013

As this month’s ASF evening Session (Tuesday 2nd July, 7:00pm) at the east London cafe Look Mum No Hands began, the highlights of the Tour de France was projected in the background and new attendees arrived. With some fresh faces there, introductions began; are you an architect? Where did you study? Where do you work? Your involvement with ASF? Two members of Eco House Initiative were there, Iona and Oliver, and as they expressed their interest in a potential collaboration…

Festival of Transitional Architecture in Christchurch in New Zealand July 5, 2013

The Festival of Transitional Architecture will take place in Christchurch in October 2013, and the board are reaching out to design students around the world to participate in this years event.  Attached are two documents relating to the project, and an invite.  They are trying to invite students from different places to participate in an event they are going to produce each year. Festa launched last year with a large scale lighting installation amidst the demolitions of Christchurch city. Around 20,000…

ASF Madrid invite you to a workshop this summer July 5, 2013

The Senegal Project Group of Architecs Sans Frontiers SPAIN, set in the Madrid office have planned a workshop for this summer, located in Joal-Fadiouth, Senegal, where ASFe Madrid has been working on for the last 12 years, learning from and at the same time generating a real contribution to the society. The workshop, Entre-terres, is seen as a construction and volunteer experience, a workshop developed by the cooperation among students, professionals and the Dynamique Femme Women’s Association, for who we…

Making Use of Empty Shops: 3 Space Evening session July 5, 2013

http://3space.org/about An interesting selection of speakers talk about how they have transfomed empty high street shops into a streets of opportunities. Lucy Schofield, ASF-UK Community     We are Pop Up  Abbey Freeman With 1 in 10 high street shops lying empty, there are 9 months or 270 days of wasted high street shopping opportunities per year. We Are Pop Up provide opportunities for local entrepreneurs, community groups and creatives to take over and try and test their ideas in…

Uttarakhand, India hit by devastating flash floods June 25, 2013

Chamoli, Uttarakhand (where we ran our first ASF-UK workshop in India in 2008 with our partner SEEDS India) has been hit by devastating flooding. If you have any money to spare please donate towards the flood response fund. Thank you. The text below is from our partner SEEDS India’s website: Heavy and non-stop rainfall has caused irreversible damage in the state of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. The worst flood affected districts are Uttarkashi, Chamoli, Rudraprayag, Pithorgarh in Uttarakhand and Kinnaur…

Sponsor Charlie to cycle from London to Rome for ASF-UK! June 25, 2013

Charlie Palmer, one of our community members, is cycling 2000 miles from London to Rome to raise money for ASF – UK and researching international cycling development. He will be recording his travels, experiences and thoughts along the way so follow him on his blog here and please sponsor him as he has challenged himself with raising £1 for every mile he cycles here. Download poster>>  

A lesson in the wealth of the commons… June 2, 2013

On the 16th March I attended a one day workshop organised by Prof Shelly Sacks from the Social Sculpture Research Unit (http://www.brookes.ac.uk/studying-at-brookes/courses/postgraduate/2013/social-sculpture/) at Oxford Brookes University and run by one of the editors of the new book: The wealth of the Commons: a world beyond a market state, Silke Helfrich. Elinor Ostrom was introduced as one of the most influential writers on the commons for Silke and her own writing. It was a fantastic day and before we departed Silke…

Change By Design Ecuador – workshop places and internships May 3, 2013

For the 4th installment of the Change-by-Design workshops, ASF-UK is teaming up with a coalition of Ecuadorian architects, community organisations, activists and academics to develop design ideas for the “Buen Vivir” neighbourhood, that can inform and help shape the Urban Revolution Agenda or ‘Revolución Urbana’ in major Ecuadorian cities in 2013. The deadline for applications for the workshop in August has been extended to June 1st 2013. As part of the work by our Ecuadorian partners and to follow-up the…

ASF-UK @ WOMAD 2013 May 3, 2013

Would you like to be part of an open and collaborative team of designers for a week of playful architectural exploration? ASF-UK is putting together a team to participate in this years Roots Architecture at Womad festival and are looking for enthusiastic and open minded young architects and design professionals. The experience begins with a 5 day live project in which we will design and build a space to be used as part of Womad. Over the festival weekend we…

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