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Upcoming: 2nd Stage Workshop in Colombia September 1, 2015

We are excited to announce the second stage of our partnership with FEM, ASOCOC and the Resilience by Design programme in Cartagena, Colombia! In the next weeks, Lucía Caistor Arendal , ASF-UK associate, and Isis Nunez Ferrera, Research Fellow at University of Westminster and ASF-UK associate, will be taking part in an interdisciplinary workshop to support two more communities in developing resilient strategies within the framework of a Territorial Management Plan (PAT). The workshop will be focused on the Island…

Challenging Practice: snap up your seminar place now July 26, 2015

If you have already signed up for Stage 1, now is the perfect time to secure your place on our Stage 2 seminar on 28th-29th November 2015 in London. Stage 2 is 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. Location: The Calthorpe Project, Kings Cross, London Price: £100 if you are working/£80 if you are a student or unemployed Eligibility:…

Less than two weeks until we begin our Change by Design workshop in South Africa! April 2, 2015

Less than two weeks until we begin our Change by Design workshop in South Africa! This year we are focusing on Cape Town, in the inner city district of Woodstock, where housing rights and gentrification have become a hugely pertinent issue. Through a period of intensive fieldwork utilising participatory design tools, we aim to generate strategies which address the issue of marginalised groups being priced out of the city centre; a phenomenon which can be seen in urban areas across…

Challenging Practice: snap up your seminar place now March 26, 2015

If you have already signed up for Stage 1, now is the perfect time to secure your place on our Stage 2 seminar on 16-17th May 2015 in London Stage 2 is 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. Location:The Calthorpe Project, Kings Cross, London Price: £100 if you are working/£80 if you are a student or unemployed Eligibility: Attendees…

ASF-UK at UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Nagoya, Japan. February 18, 2015

Isis Nunez Ferrera, ASF-UK associate, was selected among 5,000 candidates, as one of 50 young leaders on ESD initiatives around the world for her work within ASF-UK’s action-learning workshops Change by Design and Resilience by Design. During 8 days, Isis participated in different forums, sharing ASF-UK’s innovative pedagogic approaches and their particular focus on field-based learning environments, collaborative initiatives and reflexive engagement with built environment issues. These discussions reflected on the successes and challenges of such approaches, as well as the lessons they can…

STOCKWOOL LAUNCH CHARITABLE PROGRAMME January 31, 2015

On the back of celebrating our 25th year, STOCKWOOL is pleased to announce the launch of our 2015 charitable programme. With the aim of improving the living conditions of the capital’s most deprived people, we will be working with various London based housing charities to raise awareness and funds for their causes. We hope to build long-term relationships with our chosen organisations by participating in events, volunteering and campaigning. To get the ball rolling, in March, ten of our staff will…

One last New Year’s resolution? January 23, 2015

Challenging Practice: Start Stage 1 today and sign up to do Stage 2 in May 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. Click here to read more about Stage…

ASF International launch fourth and final stage of Challenging Practice Course January 11, 2015

Architecture Sans Frontieres International have just launched the fourth and final stage of their Challenging Practice course. The course is an independent learning programme initiated in 2012 by an Architecture Sans Frontières partnership involving ASF-UK alongside other members of ASF Int. The programme seeks to enable architects and other built environment practitioners to engage reflexively with the challenges of ‘international development’ in the urban global South. Building on the participants’ own professional background, the programme offers resources and ongoing support for self-reflexive…

Our thanks to Mel as she resigns as General Manager November 28, 2014

Today was Melissa Kinnear’s last day as General Manager, after more than 7 years in this voluntary position. The organisation is where it is today because of Mel’s energy, drive and determination, and the personal time that she has invested in ASF-UK. She has been involved in all aspects of the organisation, and has inspired and enabled others to progress within ASF-UK, gaining experience and taking on responsibility. Although Mel is stepping down as General Manager, and will be sorely…

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