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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…

Pecha Kucha talks now online… February 28, 2013

ASF-UK organised a Pecha Kucha (06.02.2013) to showcase the work of members and collaborators of ASF-UK as a series of short and energetic presentations, describing work within and inspired by the organisation. If you missed the Pecha Kucha talks or just want a refresher, you can watch them all on line here:         Stephanie  Butcher Anthony Powis Sarah Ernst Naomi Shinkins Melissa Kinnear Isis Nunez Ferrera Caroline Dewast Andy Edwards Amanda Walker Ben Powell Alex Towler   A…

How to make an impact in CSR February 28, 2013

Melissa Kinnear attended Intelligent Futures (http://www.intelligentfutures.co.uk/): Make an Impact in CSR – with Social Media & OpenData at Google Campus (http://www.campuslondon.com/) in London on the 12th February 2013. The speakers included: Adam Elma (M&S), Tamsin Lejeune (http://www.ethicalfashionforum.com/), Francine Bennett (https://www.mastodonc.com/), Nathan Waterhouse (http://www.openideo.com/), Trudy Thompson (http://www.bricksandbread.com/index/), and Paul Fletcher (http://www.through-architecture.co.uk/). More information about each speaker can be found on the blog (http://www.intelligentfutures.co.uk/?p=247) posted pre event. Adam talked about the many initiatives that M&S are implementing to try to make M&S…

PECHA KUCHA DRAWS A CROWD February 8, 2013

13 ASF-UK Associates, members of the management team, and friends shared 20 slides of their work with and inspired by ASF-UK. All speakers were limited to 20 seconds per slides, which proved a challenge for some to cram in all the interesting work they are doing! The speakers presented workshops in Cameroon and Kenya, research and development in India and Palestine, public and youth engagement in the UK, development education at undergraduate level, and development training for professional architects and…

ASF-UK talks at AHMM February 6, 2013

Sarah Ernst and Naomi Shinkins recently provided London architecture practice Alford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM) with a lunch time lecture on the 16th of January 2013. The pair gave a presentation on the background of the organisation and it’s work. The talk focused specifically on two case studies, firstly the ‘Change by Design’ methodology developed by ASF-UK and secondly the international workshop ‘Learning in Leh’ in India in 2011, in partnership with SEEDS India.

ASF-UK talks at the Welsh School of Architecture February 4, 2013

Melissa Kinnear and Andy Edwards presented the work of ASF-UK on behalf of the Welsh School of Architecture Student Association in Cardiff on the 29th January 2013.  They presented the work of the organisation and showed two case studies including: the Change By Design methodology, specifically looking at the workshop in Nairobi, Kenya and the work carried out in India with SEEDs India focusing on the work that Andy has recently completed culminating in a week long workshop in Delhi.  Kat Jones, who attended our…

Come and be inspired… January 22, 2013

Hosted at London South Bank University by the Humanitarian Hub, this event will showcase the work of members and collaborators of ASF-UK as a series of short and energetic presentations, describing work within and inspired by the organisation. [*Pecha Kucha, Japanese for ‘chit chat’, is where presenters each show their work in 20 slides x 20 seconds per slide!] WHEN: Wednesday 6th February 18.30 – 20.30 WHERE: LONDON SOUTH BANK UNIVERSITY, Lecture Theatre A, The Keyworth Centre, Keyworth Street, SE1…

Read about our recent workshop in Cameroon January 18, 2013

Back in August 2012 an ASF-UK team of 14 volunteers and participants went to Bertoua, Eastern Cameroon to assess an ongoing project being conducted in Bambouti, a small village near the border with the Central African Republic (a predominantly French speaking part of the country).  Read more on the Cameroon project page>>

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