Category: STAF

SCARCE TIMES: ALTERNATIVE FUTURES
An open Call for Collaboration

The Architecture Foundation and Scarcity and Creativity in the Built Environment (SCIBE) in London are looking to collaborate with strong groups of creative professionals capable of proposing innovative strategies and tools to address conditions of scarcity in the built environment. This call for collaboration is 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.

The Call is open to individuals and teams, and we welcome proposals from beyond the fields of architecture and design, in particular from those engaged with creative approaches to socio-economic scenarios. In order to be considered, participants are invited to register before 14 June 2012 and present their approaches to the issues raised in the briefing document during a networking event on 2 July 2012, as part of the London Festival of Architecture 2012. They will then develop the devices needed to achieve their vision for the future – starting now. Four winning teams will be selected during a second event on 23 July 2012. The selected teams will receive £4000 and will have the opportunity to both draw on and contribute to the SCIBE research project, including the chance to expose their work to wider audiences.

For full details, please download the briefing document.

Scarce Times: Alternative Futures | The Collaborating Teams announced!

The Architecture Foundation and Scarcity and Creativity in the Built Environment (SCIBE) at the University of Westminster sought to collaborate with four groups to work on a project with the community in Bromley-by-Bow, London. Rather than run a traditional selection competition we held two events at which teams presented themselves and their approach to the briefing document. Twenty-four teams presented ...

Scarce Times: Alternative Futures | Event 2 Presentations

The following give links to the videos and PDFs of presentations given at the STAF 2 event on 23 July 2012: 02 CJ [CAROL JOHNSTON] | pdf 03 UAS INNOVATION IN DESIGN [URIEL A. STERN, SHARON TRENT, DANIEL TICHAUER] | pdf 04 COMMUNITY COLLABOR-8 [NAZNIN CHOWDHURY, CARLOS MANNS + NICK WOLFF] | pdf 05 CARAVAN DIALOGUES [ROBERT TENSEN + TEAM] | pdf 06 [SI]TU:8 [VIRTUAL FROM CARBONDALE, ...

Scarce Times: Alternative Futures | Event 1 Videos

The following give links to the videos (and PDFs where available) of most presentations at the first event: [01] XANTHE PITT | pdf [02] ALISON KILLING | pdf [03] SPACEHIVE | pdf [04] URIEL A. STERN [05] ROBERT TENSEN | pdf [06] CAROL JOHNSTON | pdf [08] NICK AXEL [09] 815 AGENCY | pdf [10] PETER MORRIS | pdf [11] BS&T | pdf [12] BOOM COLLECTIVE | pdf [13] [SI]TU:8 [15] VAGUE | ...

[6] Scarce Times: Alternative Futures | Briefing for Stages 2 & 3

SCARCE TIMES: ALTERNATIVE FUTURES BRIEFING FOR STAGE 2   The next event will be on Monday 23rd July, again at Kingsley Hall. Exact timings will be dependent on the number of teams registering, and will be confirmed on Friday 20th July. For the time being assume a start sometime after 2pm. The hope/expectation is that teams will be formed from the participants who ...

Scarce Times: Alternative Futures | Report on Event 1

SCARCE TIMES: ALTERNATIVE FUTURES Report on event at London Festival of Architecture Jeremy Till (There is a video of the overall event here with edited highlights of the presentations, and also videos of the talks by David Baker about Kingsley Hall and Dan Hopewell of the Bromley-by-Bow Centre) For the final stage of the London project, we are going to be working with ...

[1] Scarce Times: Alternative Futures | Context

Scarcity and Creativity in the Built Environment (SCIBE) is a three-year collaborative project with teams in London, Oslo and Vienna, running from 2010 to 2013 and funded by the Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA). The project explores how processes related to architecture and urban design can be improved through design-led innovation under conditions of scarcity. Scarcity is here ...

[2] Scarce Times: Alternative Futures | Mission

Based on a thorough understanding of the current conditions of real, perceived and constructed scarcity in Bromley-by-Bow (as documented on the following pages), teams are invited to develop a vision for the area in 2062, and then propose the devices and approaches that would be needed to achieve this vision starting from now. Proposals should be based on a set ...

[3] Scarce Times: Alternative Futures | Procedure

Rather than run a traditional selection competition, The Architecture Foundation and SCIBE will be holding two events in July 2012, from which collaborating teams will emerge. Both events will take place in East London's legendary Kingsley Hall, where Gandhi stayed during his visit to London in 1931. [1] During the first stage (14 May to 2 July 2012), participants will be issued ...

[4] Scarce Times: Alternative Futures | Important Dates

14 May 2012 | Call for Entries 14 June 2012 | Registration deadline (registration form can be downloaded here). 2 July 2012 | EVENT ONE (as part of the London Festival of Architecture 2012). 23 July 2012 | EVENT TWO 30 July 2012 | Announcement of winning teams August 2012 | Start of collaborative project Download the full briefing document and registration form. [gallery link="file" order="DESC" orderby="rand"]

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

Questions regarding Stages 2 and 3 of the project should be emailed to Jeremy Till j.till[at]westminster.ac.uk before 12pm on Monday 9th July. Collected answers will be posted here by 12pm on 10th July. ANSWERS TO STAGE TWO QUESTIONS Only one question, which suggests our briefing was perfect! Do we need to include a local group/person in our team for stage two? You can if ...