Scarce Times: Alternative Futures, an Open Call for Collaboration

The Architecture Foundation is delighted to be partnering with Scarcity and Creativity in the Built Environment (SCIBE London; University of Westminster) on a new open call for innovative strategies to address conditions of scarcity in the built environment.

Based on the understanding that architects and designers hold the capacity to intervene in existing social, cultural, political, economic and environmental systems in ways that may exceed the production of objects alone, teams are invited to develop a future vision for Bromley-by-Bow, one of the city’s most deprived wards and the area where SCIBE London primarily works, by proposing the devices and approaches that would be needed to achieve this vision, starting now.

The process is open to anyone, and we welcome proposals from beyond the fields of architecture and design, in particular those engaged with creative approaches to socio-economic scenarios.

For more information and to download the full competition brief please visit our project page.