ASF-UK's Inclusion By Design team, in collaboration with three London-based collectives, will be delivering three days of workshops over 16th, 17th and18th June 2023 as part of the London Festival of Architecture.
Each workshop invites participants to explore how acts of resistance and negotiation are fundamental to imagining cities in common for people with lived experience of displacement, migration and exile. Centred around the themes of subversion, dissent, space and power, the workshops ask how are acts of resistance and negotiation creating spaces of common ground for diasporic communities in London today?
We are very excited to be working in collaboration with
Woman, Life, Freedom Collective · Afterparti Collective · Resolve Collective
* See bellow for more information on each workshop *
Day 1: ASF-UK + Woman, Life, Freedom Group (The Bartlett, UCL)
Friday 16th June 10am - 4pm
Full day workshop exploring protest and resistance in the city through the lens of Iran’s ongoing women led revolutionary movement.
In collaboration with the Woman, Life, Freedom activist group based at the Bartlett (UCL), participants will use film, audio tapestries and creative writing to explore urban landscapes in Iran and London as backdrops to event and situation-based forms of resistance.
Woman, Life, Freedom Group are a community of academics, practitioners and students from the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment who have joined forces to create an informal network of activism, with the aim to establish a safe space for debate, conversation and exchange surrounding the Iranian revolutionary movement: Woman, Life, Freedom.
Day 2: ASF-UK + Thomas Aquilina (Afterparti)
Saturday 17th June 10am - 4pm
Workshop and walking tour exploring issues of resistance, negotiation and race in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
In collaboration with Thomas Aquilina (Afterparti), participants will explore the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea through the lens of spatial and racial injustice using collective walking and reflective drawing and making.
Afterparti is a fresh-thinking, architecture-infused collective with an event-and-zine series of the same name. Born out of the New Architecture Writers (N.A.W.) programme, we explore big ideas about contemporary urban space through the lenses of identity and race.
Day 3: ASF-UK + Resolve Collective
Sunday 18th June 10am - 4pm
Workshop and walking tour using making and debate as methods to explore spaces negotiation and resistance in Croydon.
In collaboration with Resolve Collective, participants will explore negotiated spaces through a collective walk, followed by an afternoon of thinking through making using found materials at Resolve’s studio in Croydon.
RESOLVE is an interdisciplinary design collective that combines architecture, engineering, technology and art to address social challenges. They have delivered numerous projects, workshops, publications, and talks in the UK and across Europe, all of which look toward realising just and equitable visions of change in our built environment.