With a smartphone in your hand (and a good data connection), a city becomes something more. You can find new things to do, places to eat and people to see; you can unlock hidden gems in a city you've known all your life, or act like a local in a city you've never seen before; and you can travel around quickly. Don't underestimate speed. These are the apps the Guardian Tech Desk can't do without, in our own cities and others.
Ready for the next revolution? The profession changed dramatically thanks to mechanization and mass production, and the next massive shift will be no less disruptive. In this era of small-scale, bottom-up design, say hello to 3D-printed houses, digicities, and curriculums that teach future architects about far more than just building.
ABOUT MAKER CITIES
Maker Cities is a massively multiplayer game that empowers people to imagine and make the future of their city.
In the game, players submit ideas about how the maker movement might impact society at large: how we learn, govern, eat, and live. Players collaborate to refine each others’ ideas, and make and share simple prototypes to showcase their idea to the world.
Thursday 13th June / 18:30-20:30
As part of the London Festival of Architecture the NLA have an evening talk with Peter Murray to hear about his P2P experiences so far.
When Bill Bryson left England to go back to America he wrote a book called 'Notes from a Small Island'. Peter is briefly back in London at the halfway stage of the Portland Oregon to Portland Place bike ride across the States with his own 'Notes from a Large Country'.
Amig@s, como sabem a AFH opera em vários países. Cada chapter é independente, mas fazemos parte de uma família maior, que se entreajuda quando necessário. Levar arquitectura sustentável a quem mais precisa sem fins lucrativos é um desafio tremendo, e precisamos do apoio de todos para podermos ir mais longe. Chegou-nos entretanto este pedido de apoio dos nossos colegas AFH.Denver, que pedimos que leiam com atenção. O mais pequeno contributo faz toda a diferença. Passem a palavra, o prazo está a terminar para que o projecto possa ser levado avante! Bem hajam!
Working together with Bikalpa, a local NGO, the workshop and demonstration of the bamboo ReciproBoo shelter will be based at Naya pati, Sundarijal near Kathmandu, Nepal from 1st to 3rd May 2013.
This is an open and not for profit project to promote the only existing frame kit that is capable of supporting standard relief tarpaulins. With an emphasis on self-help using basic skills and local materials, the aim is to empower local groups and organisations to be able to mobilise large numbers of this shelter when needed.
The owners of this company in Superior contacted AFH to try to find a place to donate some of the wood they hope to salvage from what was once the largest grain elevator in the country (world ?). But they need to stay in business long enough to salvage more of it, and keep it from possible demolition.
This is mostly a request for brainstorming ideas-
The Arnica Drying Cooperative was Architecture for Humanity UK's first international project, and was supported by the WWF and carried out in partnership with Oxford University Business School. The project was undertaken as both a business study and an architectural initiative, and was carried out in collaboration with a Romanian community farming cooperative. The business was set up as a hybrid NGO/for-profit company, with profits feeding back into the system as subsidies for local farmers to encourage sustainable growth practice.
Made In Hackney believes everyone should have access to nutritious locally grown food that’s good for people and planet. Through their courses and pay-by-donation workshops they’re teaching Londoners the skills for a sustainable food future. Workshops cover everything from bread making, preserving, pickling, foraging, food growing and home composting. Viva la local! http://madeinhackney.org/
Our Friends at Good For Nothing have recently started a Brighton chapter & have a creative hack weekend coming up on 18th, 19th & 20th of January.
If you're a local architect and can spare a few hours that weekend please register for the event below and enjoy some time making & shaping the future of the Bevenden Co-operative Pub!
Good For Nothing #Winterwarmer Brighton
When? January 18th, 2013 18:30 → January 20th, 2013 17:00