Resourceful Architect - Shortlist announced and Day of Ideas booking now open

We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the AF and RSA's Resourceful Architect Call for Ideas. Following over 50 entries collected from practices and projects around the world, a shortlist of seven projects was selected by a jury chaired by Nabeel Hamdi, composed of Jennifer Dixon, architect, Austin-Smith:Lord; Edwin Heathcote, architecture & design correspondent, Financial Times; Christine Murray, Editor, Architects' Journal; Lewis Biggs, Director, Liverpool Biennial; Sarah Ichioka, Director, The Architecture Foundation; and Emily Campbell, Director of Design, RSA Projects.

The shortlist follows below. Further information, and details on booking a free place at the Day of Ideas on Wednesday 18 May, where these projects will be presented and scrutinised in further detail, is available here.

The Redundant Architects' Recreation Association (RARA)
East London Design Bureau
A flexible and affordable shared workspace for out-of-work architects to experiment and fabricate.

72-hour Urban Action
Alison Killing, Killing Architects, Amsterdam and Kerem Halbrecht and Gilly Karjevsky, 72 Hour Urban Action
A real-time architecture competition defined by an extreme deadline, tight budget and limited space to resolve local needs.

Space for Exchange: A Sustainable Return to Srebrenica
Vernes Causevic, London Metropolitan University
A programme to renew and rebrand war-torn Srebrenica into a sustainable regional centre for vocational education.

School of Architecture for All (SARCHA)
Led by Maria Theodorou, Athens
A network of associates re-thinking the relation between architecture and economics by viewing the city as a pool of resources requiring administration.

Pavement for Las Lomas
Bara Safarova, London Metropolitan University
A DIY instruction manual for making and installing paving slabs for the deprived community of Colonias in Texas.

Richard Brearley and Uli Kraeling, Sidell Gibson Architects, London
An electronic microsite connecting social and personal needs with derelict pockets of land and buildings in London.

The Architects' Adhocracy
Mobile Studio and Yesomi Umolu, London
A competition investigating how much architectural and spatial agency can be achieved for a budget of £40 and within 40 minutes of ideation time.


Image: The Redundant Architect's Recreation Association. Courtesy RARA.