loader

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…

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…

Copyrights 2018 ASF-UK

Follow

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

Join other followers: