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 at Event 1 (2 July 2012) and 14 of them continued on to Event 2 (23 July 2012). From the presenting teams, the audience and the jury – consisting of Nicola Bacon (Young Foundation/Social Life), Sarah Ichioka (Architecture Foundation), Moira Lascelles (Architecture Foundation), Flora Bowden (SEED Foundation), Deljana Iossifova (University of Westminster) and Jeremy Till (University of Westminster, Chair) – selected four groups with which the SCIBE team will collaborate over the next months to implement their projects.
The selected groups are:
COMMUNITY COLLABOR-8 (Naznin Chowdhury, Carlos Manns and Nick Wolff)
BOW-NANZA (Dominic McKenzie and Peter Morris, Signs of Life, Spacehive and 815 Agency)
00:// ALMA-NAC (Joni Stenier, Olivia Tusinski, Chris Bryant with Diana Matoso)
A BOOM COLLABORATION (Mike Whitehurst, James Warne, Blanche Cameron, Gary Grant, Karen Ihlau, Eva Lizon and Mat Proctor)
In addition, the jury decided to invite Alison Killing and Lutfa Begum + Sonia and Rania Khan to collaborate with one of the selected teams.
Each team will be awarded £4,000 to begin implementing their respective projects over the following months.