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14.1.17

Invitation to Architects for Peace information session and workshop - Strategic Plan next steps 2017

Architects for Peace is holding an information session and workshop to discuss current project activity and, to seek out further projects that will continue to build on the vision, mission and values of the organization and it's Strategic Plan (Spring 2014 to Spring 2018). This public session presents opportunities to learn about the organization's history and current values, invites multi-disciplinary discussion about projects that aim to address spatial and social justice issues in our urban and natural environments, and, will explore what inspires us - as built environment professionals - to 'make change' while we are identifying with a number of social injustices, conflicts and barriers that limit access to freedom of speech.


Information session and workshop details:
Sunday 22nd January, 2017
(10.30am arrival) 11am - 1pm
State Library of Victoria - The Courtyard
328 Swanston Street, Melbourne


Agenda:
Part 1. Introduction to Architects for Peace
Part 2. Interpreting the Strategic Plan document and ways to create change
Part 3. Tea break
Part 4. Projects and actions for 2017


Following an activity filled year in 2016, Architects for Peace has reached a milestone point in it's strategic development and wishes to involve past, present and new members in a review and ideation process. All Melbourne-based steering committee members and active volunteers will be available on the day to chat about the workings of the organization. As pre-workshop preparation, participants are kindly asked to bring a notepad, pen and a short reflective piece of writing that addresses a part of the Strategic Plan and how this may challenge or support their values about the built environment.

Aspects of the workshop will focus on how the organisation develops activities based on research projects, partnerships, educational initiatives and campaigning activity.

Please register your interest before Friday 20 January through EventBrite or by sending a confirmation email to Nicole Mechkaroff at: nicole@architectsforpeace.org. Please extend this invitation to your friends and networks.

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19.11.16

Annual General Meeting (AGM), 2016

Interested in getting involved?

Dear Friends,

Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Tuesday 29 November 2016 in Melbourne. Please join the meeting if you are interested in collaborating or getting involved with us or simply would like to know us better.

At the AGM our Committee of Management will be re-elected, positions include President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Public Officer and General Members. For 2017, we are also looking for people who would be keen to join us and help with:
  • Graphic design
  • Fundraising
  • Grant writing
  • Social media & Marketing
  • Event coordination
If you have some experience and/or interest in any of these fields, as well as being passionate about the built environment and spatial justice, we'd love to hear from you! Email us for further information on: team@architectsforpeace.org or message us on Facebook or Linkedin.

Details for the AGM are as follow:
Date: Tuesday 29 November 2016, 6:30pm for a 7pm start
Venue: Melbourne University, 1888 Building, Room TBC 
(map here)


Further to the AGM, you are also kindly invited to join us on the evening of Friday 2 December 2016 for our End of Year drinks. This will be an informal gathering and a great opportunity to get to know each other, discuss topics close to our hearts and develop plans for the coming year.

Architects for Peace's End of Year PICNIC:
Date: Saturday 2 December 2016, from 6pm
Location: Testing Grounds (behind the Art Centre)


We hope you can join us!


Please also contact us on how you would like to contribute or to share ideas about activating the Architects for Peace mission. As a volunteer-run organisation, our growth depends very much on the initiative and enthusiasm of those who actively participate.

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29.11.15

ARCHITECTS FOR PEACE, END OF YEAR PICNIC 2015

Dear friends of Architects for peace in Melbourne ,

You are kindly invited to join us on the afternoon of Saturday 28 November 2015 for our End of Year PICNIC. This will be an informal gathering and a great opportunity to get to know each other, discuss topics close to our hearts and develop plans for the coming year.

Architects for Peace's End of Year PICNIC:
Date: Saturday 28 November 2015, from 2pm
Location: Carlton Gardens, meet near the West pond! (map here)

We hope you can join us!

Please also contact us on how you would like to contribute or to share ideas about activating the Architects for Peace mission. As a volunteer-run organisation, our growth depends very much on the initiative and enthusiasm of those who actively participate.

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24.11.14

Escuela de Verano 2015: Gestión del Patrimonio Cultural Urbano en el Santiago del Siglo XXI (Chile)

Este curso busca constituirse en un espacio de reflexión, discusión y elaboración de propuestas en torno al patrimonio cultural urbano de Santiago. Se analizarán las políticas e instrumentos existentes, con el fin de generar propuestas estratégicas que favorezcan la gestión y protección del patrimonio, considerando su potencial para el desarrollo local y el contexto de transformaciones de escala metropolitana.

"Colectivo Rescata es una instancia de trabajo interdisciplinario en pro de la conservación y difusión del patrimonio cultural de Chile. Comprendemos el patrimonio, desde lo intangible, como un instrumento de desarrollo social y, desde lo tangible, como una forma de mejorar la calidad ambiental de los paisajes, tanto urbanos como rurales. En estos momentos colaboramos en la generación de instancias de desarrollo sostenible para el patrimonio urbano del sector sur poniente de la comuna de Santiago y San Bernardo."
Leer más: aquí

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30.1.13

Call for Papers: Fourth Annual Urban Poverty Paper Competition

CALL FOR PAPERS:
REDUCING URBAN POVERTY
2013 Paper Competition/Policy Workshop/Publication
$1000 Grand Prize
Abstracts due: March 15, 2013

"To encourage a new generation of urban policy makers and promote early career research, USAID’s Urban Programs Team, International Housing Coalition (IHC), World Bank, Woodrow Wilson Center’s Comparative Urban Studies Project (CUSP), and Cities Alliance are co-sponsoring a fourth annual paper competition. The competition seeks abstracts for a paper competition on urban poverty in the developing world."

Find information: http://www.makingcitieswork.org

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