SCIBE explores the relationship between scarcity and creativity in the context of the built environment by investigating how conditions of scarcity might affect the creativity of the different actors involved in the production of architecture and urban design, and how design-led actions might improve the built environment in the future. The research is based on the analysis of processes in four European cities: London, Oslo, Reykjavik, and Vienna. More details of the project can be found here.


SCIBE Web Toolkit is live

We have now launched the web-based toolkit on Scarcity and Creativity in the Built Environment. Designed by the web consultants and designers, Softgrid, the toolkit allows anyone to collect references, examples and explanations in a fluid manner. Each visit to the site will form different collections. The site presents six provocations of scarcity, (Scarcity Is...), each of which lead to ...

[2] EUSS 2012 Theme

SCIBE PhD position

[5] Scarce Times: Alternative Futures | Q&A


Expert Workshop with Pier Vittorio Aureli – “Labour and Creativity in Post-Fordist Cities”

SCIBE at the World Urban Forum VI | Naples, Italy

SCIBE workshop in Reykjavik in September 2012

[3] EUSS Format

SCIBE with Soweto Kinch at Kings Place

SCIBE Vienna Team publishes focus issue of dérive