Category: London

The London project investigates ‘scarcities’ and the role of creativity in the production of the built environment. It aims to reveal and understand local, situated ecologies-actors, networks, flows, systems-within the urban context, and to use creativity to make this information accessible to the public. The project team will collaborate with communities and selected experts to suggest enhancements to urban ecologies through the redeployment of existing resources, rather than through the addition of more resources or the design of new equipment.

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 ...

SCIBE in London Evening Standard

London's main daily newspaper, features a long interview with Jeremy Till, in which he talks about the research project in relation to London's housing crisis. The article also picks up on the designs that were undertaken as part of SCIBE London's work in Bromley-by-Bow. We are delighted that the research has been featured so extensively in a mass newspaper, hopefully ...

SCIBE Exhibition announced.

The exhibition of SCIBE work has been announced as part of the programme for 2013 London Architecture Festival. Curated by Crystal Bennes and Leonora Oppenheim, the exhibition is called 'Sightlines', and is located in Bromley by Bow, where the London fieldwork was carried out. Consisting of projects from the STAF design teams, the documentation of our fieldwork, explanations of scarcity ...

SCIBE with Soweto Kinch at Kings Place

SCIBE were honoured to collaborate with the great Soweto Kinch for his concert at Kings Place on 31st May 2013 as part of the HERA conference. Soweto first met with Jeremy Till, who introduced the themes and direction of the project. From this Soweto took five key words (Redistribute, Redefine, Adapt, Restart and Optimise) and together with the Swiss singer ...

SCIBE at BSA Annual Conference 2013

On 3 April 2013, Deljana Iossifova presented a paper - The Notion of Scarcity: Lessons to be learned from a 'deprived' east London ward - as part of the Cities, Mobilities, Place and Space stream at the Annual Conference 2013 of the British Sociological Association in London. The abstract can be found here.

SCIBE at RIBA Research Symposium

The SCIBE London team were invited by the RIBA to run the first ever student workshop as part of the annual RIBA Research Symposium, which this year looked at housing retrofit. Jeremy and Deljana ran a day-long workshop with fifteen students, taking a Erno Goldfinger tower block as the starting point. After a quick exercise that exposed the limitations of ...

SCIBE at the 6th Urban Research and Knowledge Symposium in Barcelona, October 2012

The SCIBE London team will be presenting their work at the 6th Urban Research and Knowledge Symposium - Rethinking Cities: Framing the Future (Barcelona, 8-10 October 2012).  Deljana Iossifova will give a paper - 'Naming Scarcity: Sociomaterial, Transcalar and Translocal' - which traces how scarcity is produced across time, space and scales and how the concept relates to that of deprivation. ...

SCIBE at the World Urban Forum VI | Naples, Italy

Participatory Design for Inclusive City Building Hosted by ASF-UK in collaboration with SCIBE, UN-Habitat and DPU-UCL On 5 September 2012, Isis Nunez Ferrera facilitated a training event on participatory design methodologies at the World Urban Forum in Naples, Italy. These methods have been developed in action-research workshops in Brazil and Kenya and have been recently implemented as part of the fieldwork exploring scarcity ...

SCIBE London and The Architecture Foundation to collaborate!

SCIBE London is delighted to be partnering with The Architecture Foundation on our open call for innovative strategies to address conditions of scarcity in the built environment! Based on the understanding that architects and designers hold the capacity to intervene in existing social, cultural, political, economic and environmental systems in ways that may exceed the production of objects alone, teams are invited to ...

Publication for Occupied Times

Following Jeremy Till's lecture at Tent City University on the steps of St Pauls in November 2011, an abbreviated version of his talk has been published in The Occupied Times of London