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 ...

Research in Progress

Scarce Times: Alternative Futures | Event 1 Videos

Michael Klein at Archtheo ’11 in Istanbul

Scarcity Exchange Video and Podcasts

SCIBE Exhibition announced.

Housing Glossary and Map

SCIBE PhD position

Creativity in Abundance: Oslo’s vacant public buildings


Expert Workshop with Aristide Antonas – “Population of Fragments”