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 ...

Scarce Times: Alternative Futures | Report on Event 1

AD on Scarcity is now out

Mapping Scarcity

SCIBE at RIBA Research Symposium

Scarce Times: Alternative Futures | The Collaborating Teams announced!

Expert Workshop with Aristide Antonas – “Population of Fragments”

[2] Scarce Times: Alternative Futures | Mission

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


Andreas Rumpfhuber at ETH Zurich Symposium: Whose Participation?