Budding designers can make their mark by creating a future vision for Bromley-by-Bow, London in a new project from the Architecture Foundation

AF launches project to address scarcity in London

In partnership with Scarcity and Creativity in the Built Environment (SCIBE), The Architecture Foundation (AF) is calling for teams of people to develop “innovative” strategies that address scarcity in London.

The process is open to anyone – those working beyond the fields of design and architecture are also invited to participate. In particular, strategies from people engaged with creative approaches to socio-economic scenarios are welcome.

SCIBE is a trans-European research project led by Jeremy Till, with teams in Oslo, Reykjavik and Vienna. The organisation also has a team at the University of Westminster, London, which works primarily in Bromley-by-Bow to understand scarcity in the context of built environment processes.

According to SCIBE, architects and designers have the knowledge and skills to “intervene in existing social, cultural, political, economic and environmental systems in ways that may exceed the production of objects alone”.

The AF and SCIBE will be holding two events in July 2012 from which creative teams will emerge. During stage one of the process, participants will prepare responses to issues raised in the briefing document.

Interested candidates can register their interest by completing the form at http://mailout.rckt.co.uk/t/r-l-hlzkyt-fyukrej-q/ and emailing it to scarcityandcreativity@gmail.com. The registration deadline is 14 June 2012.

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