CHALLENGING PRACTICE

As part of our ongoing support for Architecture Sans Frontières, Maria Lalanda recently attended their Challenging Practice seminar to learn how the organisation works with people across the globe.

 

Two case studies were examined to highlight how mediating between the local community and officials from the very outset of a project can vastly improve the quality of design proposals. ASF’s very clear strategy facilitates the creation of a plan for the rest of the development process, which is developed with and agreed by all involved parties.

For instance, ASF-UK worked with LB Camden to engage with residents who may be affected by the arrival of HS2 in Euston, and similarly, with indigenous communities in urban Columbia who are threatened by fast-paced real estate development. Interestingly, the group employed the same tools in both contexts to improve awareness, increase participation and strive for a more positive regeneration.

The two-day seminar gave a fascinating insight into the valuable work of ASF-UK and provided food for thought as to what built environment professionals can do to improve lives globally and on our own doorstep. 

  • 15.05.18 Challenging Practice

CHALLENGING PRACTICE

As part of our ongoing support for Architecture Sans Frontières, Maria Lalanda recently attended their Challenging Practice seminar to learn how the organisation works with people across the globe.

 

Two case studies were examined to highlight how mediating between the local community and officials from the very outset of a project can vastly improve the quality of design proposals. ASF’s very clear strategy facilitates the creation of a plan for the rest of the development process, which is developed with and agreed by all involved parties.

For instance, ASF-UK worked with LB Camden to engage with residents who may be affected by the arrival of HS2 in Euston, and similarly, with indigenous communities in urban Columbia who are threatened by fast-paced real estate development. Interestingly, the group employed the same tools in both contexts to improve awareness, increase participation and strive for a more positive regeneration.

The two-day seminar gave a fascinating insight into the valuable work of ASF-UK and provided food for thought as to what built environment professionals can do to improve lives globally and on our own doorstep. 

  • 15.05.18 Challenging Practice
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