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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…

Challenging Practice: Register for Stage 2 (May 2013) April 5, 2013

Already registered for Stage 1 of Challenging Practice: essentials for the social production of habitat? If so, you can now register for Stage 2, 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. ASF-UK will host seminars twice a year – the first was in November 2012 and the next one will be in May 2013: Title: Challenging practice: Learning in action…

Change by Design returns to Latin America! March 29, 2013

Change by Design Ecuador 2013: Imagining the ‘Buen Vivir’ Neighbourhood through Participatory Design Recently, Ecuador has been guiding its development through the indigenous philosophy of ‘Buen Vivir’ or Good Living (sumak kawsay in Kichwa). This notion advocates for a collective well-being based on social organisation, solidarity and respect for nature. In this context of change and progressive visions, ASF-UK and two Ecuadorian grassroots organisations are teaming up to explore new spatial imaginations for the Buen Vivir Neighbourhood, building on action-research…

Take on an Action Challenge in 2013 March 8, 2013

There are three events to choose from, each offering you the opportunity to walk, jog or run 100km in amazing scenery to raise money for Architecture Sans Frontieres-UK (ASF-UK).    The key info for all challenges:  – Walk it! – 50KM or 100KM at a pace that suits you – Run it! – 100KM ‘Ultra-Marathon’ or 50KM ‘Marathon Plus’ – Join as an Individual – and we’ll support you all the way! – Join as a Team – support each other to the…

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