Transforming Architecture in Development

Unequal power dynamics in international development have sparked discussions about decolonising development, aid, and peacebuilding to dismantle discriminatory structures. Transforming Architecture in Development focuses on the position of Architectural Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) within this debate. Through Beatrice De Carli's three-year secondment to ASF-UK, a leading institution in this field, the project will enable vibrant collaboration between academia and the NGO sector to envision, test, and disseminate ways for architectural NGOs to respond to the decolonising development agenda. The project will involve ASF-UK's partners, user communities, and like-minded organisations to initiate collective dialogue and innovation. It will generate four outputs, including an Atlas of Practice, an interactive Playbook for the Future, a series of Dialogues on Transforming Architecture in Development, and a Knowledge Exchange Guide. The project will transform ASF-UK's strategy, processes, tools, and networks into more inclusive and emancipatory ones, while also enabling broader debate in this field.