The Architecture Foundation and Scarcity and Creativity in the Built Environment (SCIBE) – a trans-European research project led by Jeremy Till with teams in London, Oslo/Reykjavik and Vienna – are looking for innovative strategies to address conditions of scarcity in London. 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, 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. The AF and SCIBE will be holding two events in July 2012, from which collaborating teams will emerge. During stage one participants will be issued with the briefing document and will prepare first responses to the issues raised. Prospective participants should register their interest by completing the registration form and returning it before the registration deadline on 14 June 2012. Further information regarding all remaining registration formalities will then follow.