Initiatives

We share our work with the larger audience of students, academics and practitioners in the field of architecture and development through conferences, lectures, workshops and exhibitions.

CONFERENCES

Architecture Sans Frontiere-UK, Designing Inclusion: Built Environment Response for Refugees and Forced Migrants, 2017

UCL for Refugee Education, A lost generation? 2017

Ordine degli architetti di Monza, Architettura in contesti di emergenza, 2017

Architect Entrepreneur Vol.3, Design Matters, 2016

re-SITE, CatalyticAction’s process of architecture, 2016

Future Jamboree Wroclaw, Festival of Innovative Thought and Practice Exchange connected to the Theme of Cities, 2016

AUB-ASME Student Professional Development Conference, Design as Catalyst for Social Change, 2016

UCL Refugge in a moving World, Safety in times of conflict: Syrian refugee children in Lebanon, 2016

Nevicata 14, A playground for Syrian refugee children in Lebanon, 2015

UK Shelter forum, (Re)Positioning children in emergency relief, 2015

LECTURES

UCL, Development Planning Unit, MSc Sustainable Development Practice, CatalyticAction Career Talk, 2017 & 2016

UCL, Development Planning Unit, MSc Building and Urban Design in Development, Participatory Design: Stories from the field, 2016

Birmingham City University, Birmingham School of Architecture and Design, MA Scar City, Thinking/doing Design, 2015

UCL, Development Planning Unit, MSc Building and Urban Design in Development, A playground for Syrian refugee children in Lebanon, 2015

WORKSHOPS

UCL Institute for Global Prosperity, London Summer Academy, Human Centred Design Training, 2017

Catalytic ActionBASMA Design Build workshop, 2017

Catalytic ActionKARANTINA Design Build workshop, 2016

Catalytic ActionFURSA Design Build workshop, 2016

Catalytic ActionJARAHIEH Design Build workshop, 2016

Catalytic ActionIBTASEM Design Build workshop, 2015

EXHIBITIONS

XX Biennal of Architecture and Urbanism of Chile, ‘Unpostponable Dialogues’, 2017

Futuremakers, Design through play, Birmingham, UK, 2017

Play for Relief, Photography exhibition fundraiser, Beirut, 2015


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What We Do

We integrate design and participation

We believe that small changes can result in a big impact.

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