POSTPONED: Evening Without Borders #7: A simulated street walk with Nabeel Hamdi

DUE TO THE RISK OF SPREADING THE CORONA VIRUS, THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED. WE HOPE TO FIND A NEW DATE ONCE EVERYTHING IS BACK TO NORMAL. UNTIL THEN, TAKE CARE OF YOURSELVES AND YOUR LOVED ONES ♥

We’re proud to welcome architect Nabeel Hamdi as our guest and speaker at Evening Without Borders #7!

Nabeel Hamdi has extensive experience with informal settlements and is a pioneer in the field of participatory planning. He is an advocate for small, gradual changes in the urban environment that benefit the poor, rather than large-scale projects that often fail to create real positive change. He is currently professor emeritus of Housing and Urban Development of the Oxford Brooks University in Oxford, where he founded a program on Development Practice in 1992.

Nabeel Hamdi has consulted on housing, participatory action planning and upgrading of slums in cities to all major international development agencies, and to charities and NGOs worldwide. He is most famously the author of The Placemakers Guide to Building Community (Earthscan 2010), Small Change (Earthscan, 2004), Housing Without Houses (IT Publications, 1995) and recently The Spacemakers’s guide to big Change (Earthscan, 2014). We look forward to welcoming Nabeel Hamdi as our guest and to having interesting discussions about the role of architecture in development work.

Evenning Without Borders #7: A simulated street walk with Nabeel Hamdi will take place on Friday March 27th, at Fælledvej 12, 2200 København Ø. The event will he held in English and the entrance is free. Programme:

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Friday bar @ Globalhagen Kitchen
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM: Nabeel Hamdi @ Community Hall
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM: Communal dining @ Globalhagen Kitchen

Read more and sign up here: https://www.facebook.com/events/250242905981051/

* The event is made possible with the support of Dreyers Fond*


Book launch and concert

Join us for the book launch of Informal Horizons during the Copenhagen Culture Night 2019 at the KADK library. The event is the final day of the exhibition of the same title, and will include a presentation of the project as well as African live music.

The book and exhibition, Informal Horizons, focus on Urban development and land rights in East Africa. This includes current efforts to counter issues relating to informal land ownership in East Africa, along with research on the underlying structures conditioning the informal urban growth.

The event will take place on October 11th 6-10PM at KADK library, Danneskiold-Samsøes Allé 50, 1434 København K.

The project is made possible with financial supported from CISU – Civilsamfund i Udvikling.


Opening reception for the exhibition Informal Horizons

On September 4th we are hosting an opening reception for the exhibition Informal Horizons from 5 pm till 7pm at KADK library, Danneskiold-Samsøes Allé 50, 1434 København K.

The exhibition focuses on current efforts to counter issues relating to informal land ownership in East Africa, along with research on the underlying structures conditioning the informal urban growth.

The majority of the ongoing extensive urbanization of East Africa is informal and occurs beyond the limits of state control and regulatory systems. This development is characterized by lack of urban planning, infrastructure provision and formal rights to the land. Lack of land rights constitute a major issue within urban development in East Africa, as it leads to forced evictions as well as exclusion from public services and citizenship, compromising sustainable development for millions of urban dwellers across the region.

The exhibition is open Monday-Friday from 9am till 7pm until October 11 2019.

The exhibition is made possible with financial supported from CISU – Civilsamfund i Udvikling.


Six new proposals on Architecture & Development

On the occasion of the exhibition “Informal Horizons” we have invited 7 newly graduated architects to present their 6 graduate projects that in different ways merge architecture and development.

After the presentations we will open up to a discussion about the themes of the evening and of course have time to drink a glass of wine and enjoy the new exhibition.

Read more about the event here.

AFTEN UDEN GRÆNSER
is an event series for Architects Without Borders Denmark, that combines both presentations and networking. We gather over a glass of wine and share thoughts, inspiration and experiences in the fields of architecture and development. Each evening has its own theme, with compelling presenters who share their experiences in the field, followed by a discussion and questions from the participants.


GREAT TURNOUT AT SECOND EVENING WITHOUT BORDERS

A warm thank you to all who attended our Evening Without Borders #2 last Tuesday. Once again, we had a very good meeting and are very pleased with active discussions around the projects presented. See you again for the Evening Without Borders #3 later in the spring!

If you want to know more about the project in Maputo, you can read about it
here.