Reflecting on the DPU and ASF-UK collaboration March 6, 2014
ASF-UK welcomes all members, friends and newcomers to a special event to reflect on the partnership between The Bartlett Development Planning Unit and Architecture Sans Frontières – UK, which has contributed to shaping ASF’s participatory design programme: Change by Design.
This collaboration has developed through a series of action-learning workshops, publications and public events focusing on participatory design in the context of informal settlements upgrading.This work has informed teaching at DPU, and has been disseminated through conferences and symposia such as UN-Habitat World Urban Forum in 2012.
The event hopes to position Change by Design within wider debates on the thinking and practice of participatory design; to initiate conversations to influence the forthcoming 2014 World Urban Forum networking event on ‘Participatory Design and Planning for Equitable Cities’ coordinated by the Change by Design team; and to reflect on the approach of DPU to partnerships in the field of international development.
The event will be convened by Caren Levy (Vice Dean International, The Bartlett, UCL), with presentations from the following speakers:
Melissa Kinnear (Director of ASF-UK), on the history of the collaboration; Alexandre Apsan Frediani (The Bartlett Development Planning Unit), on Change by Design and participatory design; Camillo Boano (The Bartlett Development Planning Unit), on conceptualizing participation in design; Nabeel Hamdi (Professor Emeritus, Oxford Brookes University), on participatory processes and change; Murray Fraser (Vice- Dean of Research for The Bartlett, UCL) on partnerships with communities at practice.
Apart from the discussion, the event will also exhibit posters illustrating some of the outputs from the workshops conducted in Salvador da Bahia (Brazil), Nairobi (Kenya) and Quito (Ecuador).
TUE 11 MAR 2014 | 5:30-7:30 PM ROOM 101/102 | DPU
34 TAVISTOCK SQUARE – LONDON – WC1H 9EZ0