Wits University and Politecnico di Milano, have organized this collaborative upgrading workshop in Kya Sands – an informal settlement in the north-western part of the City of Johannesburg.

The workshop is framed as a laboratory for technical and social learning, open to international postgraduate students and young professionals willing to challenge their knowledge in a trans- and multi-disciplinary setting, while supporting the struggle of this disadvantaged community for a better life.

The workshop is open to applicants from all over the world with an internationally recognized Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in architecture, landscape architecture, regional planning, civil engineering, urban planning and sociology or master and PhD students in the same disciplines. Applications from young professionals with Bachelor degrees in geography, sociology, environmental management, and similar, with relevant professional experience are welcomed too.

There are 3 available Scholarships covering the 50% of the participation fee.


For info and applications:

Wednesday 8 July 2015 at 10:31 | Comment - Like
GARS-NEPAL.TIBET Earthquake Emergency calling on architects all around the world for reconstruction designing projects

1. To invite knowledgeable and professional architects from all around the world to take part in the reconstruction works in Nepal (incl. China Tibet) after the earthquakes.
2. To gain post-disaster reconstruction experience and establish an open platform among architects for future relevant projects.
3. To encourage professional exchange platforms for the public and the future architects.


Start-up:June 1,2015 Deadline:July 10,2015 selection : July 11, 2015 –July 20,2015 results:July 25,2015

Total bonus: 100,000 USD

Each one of A and B Categories shall receive:
1no. of First Prize, 20,000 dollars with the certificate and medal for each prize.
2nos. of Second Prize, 10,000 dollars with the certificate and medal for each prize.
5nos. of Third Prize, 2,000 dollars with the certificate and medal for each prize.
12nos. of shortlisted prizes with certificate.

Hsieh Ying-chun、 Zhu Jingxiang、 Wen-Chieh Chiu、 Yuan Ye、 Fei Bigang、 Sun Yu、 Sujeet
尼泊尔-西藏地震全球建筑师灾后重建设计方案紧急援助活动|GARS-NEPAL.TIBET Earthquake Emergency
尼泊尔-西藏地震全球建筑师灾后重建设计方案紧急援助活动|GARS-NEPAL.TIBET Earthquake Emergency
Tuesday 16 June 2015 at 18:17 | Comment - Like
Design-Build Workshop, Lebanon 2015
A great opportunity to participate in building a playground for Syrian Refugee children in Lebanon.
Become a Volunteer | Triggering positive change
Triggering positive change
Thursday 7 May 2015 at 12:40 | Comment - Like
are they the ones who are shaping the future of Africa?
7 Architects Designing a Diverse Future in Africa | ArchDaily…
As the legacy of the Cold War fades and Western preeminence gradually becomes a thing of the past, population booms in Asia followed by the growth of a vast
Wednesday 25 March 2015 at 21:47 | Comment - Like
sLum upgrading project
Impressive project transforming a slum area in Pune, India
Seven lessons from a successful slum upgrading project | Citiscope…
Lesson one: Listen to the residents.
Wednesday 25 March 2015 at 21:45 | Comment - Like
Join the workshop in Kathmandu: 23-29 March 2015
Heritage Workshop to be held in Kathmandu |
Thursday 19 March 2015 at 22:05 | Comment - Like
Submit your initiative to ASA AWARD, DEADLINe: March 31st 2015!!
Share your initiative to improve the built environment
ASF AWARD 2015 | ASF International
Wednesday 18 March 2015 at 12:12 | Comment - Like
Decorative Paint Documentation in Albania – Volunteers Needed – May 2015

Join other students and dedicated professionals for this volunteer effort to document decorative painting on historic tower houses in Gjirokastra, Albania, May 17 – 30, 2015. These Ottoman-era tower houses are some of the treasures of the village, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

For details, visit:
Friday 13 March 2015 at 09:32 | Comment - Like
Support to Rebuild Student Dormitories!
Rebuild Student Dormitories: Thai-Myanmar Border | Indiegogo…
Construction of new dormitories for Mae Tao Clinic CDC students made homeless by fire.
Tuesday 10 March 2015 at 15:45 | Comment - Like
“Free speech on the topic of architecture is not the exclusive property of experts.”
Architecture Criticism By the People, For the People: The Films of Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine | ArchDaily…
Courtesy of Living Architectures Selected as one of Metropolis Magazine's Game Changers for 2015, Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine are altering the face
Rob Breed likes this
Saturday 7 March 2015 at 20:03 | Comment - Like
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