Architecture Sans Frontières – UK

Also known as : ASF-UK

Architecture Sans Frontières – UK (ASF-UK) aims to make community and international development issues integral to the practice and teaching of architecture. We strive to make architecture relevant to the world’s majority – people who are marginalised or living in poverty.

To do this we seek to transform how design is taught and how professionals view their own design responsibilities and approach. The work we do takes on three forms: education and training; raising awareness about the social aspects of architecture through public events and networks; and the generation of projects which enable sustainable development at home and abroad.

The core principles behind community participation, building partnerships, appropriate design, and social, economic and environmental sustainability are at the heart of our organisational strategy and are embodied in our teaching programme. We feel that these are all essential ingredients to the successful delivery of a truly equitable, inclusive and successful built environment for everyone.

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