Designing Inclusion:
Built Environment responses for Refugees and Forced Migrants

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Date: Saturday 18th November
Time: 5:30 - 7:30pm
Venue: BDP, 11 Ducie St, Manchester M1 2JB

Much of the dialogue in the built environment sector focuses on designed ‘solutions’ of ‘shelter’, beyond this what are the conditions that refugees and forced migrants can integrate into new environments and thrive? How to create a sense of belonging in a time of transition and what are the other factors that contribute to creating a new home? Practitioners and researchers will draw on work from Manchester to Lebanon, both urban and in camps to explore this topic, discuss different skills, approaches and knowledge in the built environment in order to enable the integration of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants.

The event will be a great opportunity to expand your knowledge of the role that the built environment plays in facilitating reception and inclusion, to network with others interested in this field and a chance to discuss ways in which to engage with the situation in the UK and Europe’s ongoing refugee crisis.

General admission : £5
Students/Unemployed : £3
Refugee, Asylum Seeker, Forced Migrant: FREE
ASF Member: FREE

Many thanks to our guests who will be sharing there various perspectives:

- Catalytic Action (
- University of Manchester- Migration Lab (
- Canopy Housing (
- Manchester City of Sanctuary (


We invite anyone interested in the field of refugees, migration and homelessness as well as build environment and research. The event will include presentations and encourage a discussion with the audience as well as an interactive activity to explore these themes.


This event will also be an opportunity to introduce a new ASF-UK project. ASF International is a partner in an exciting European Union funded programme called Designing Inclusion (DESINC) which explores how architecture, urban design and planning education can contribute to the production of inclusive urban spaces for refugees and forced migrants. Through its focus on education and pedagogy, the project links closely to ASF’s learning programme, Challenging Practice.

Architecture Sans Frontières UK is registered in England and Wales under charity number 1123786.
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