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 & LECTURES

2020

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

The University of Sheffield, School of Architecture, Community-led Spatial Interventions, Sheffield, UK

Forum for Exchange and Excellence in Design, Impact of Community-led Spatial Interventions, Pune, India

Women in Design 2020 +, Participatory Architecture for Community Empowerment, Mumbai, India

2019

Cardiff University, Welsh School Architecture (WSA), Participatory Architecture for Community Empowerment, Cardiff, UK

Future Architect Conference, Participatory Architecture Catalyzing Positive Change, Moscow, Russia

Vulnerability, Infrastructure, and Displacement: The role of public services in Lebanese spaces of migration, London, UK

Infrastructures of Care: Spaces of Refuge and Displacement, Participatory Spatial Research as Collective Care & Care for the Collective in the Beqaa Valley, London, UK

Order of Engineers and Architects of Tripoli, Paradigm Shift in Rethinking Success, Tripoli, Lebanon

2018

Rise up (MSC conference), London, UK, December

Theory Forum 2018, Sheffield, UK, November

UCL, DPU, MSc BUDD, Participatory Design: Stories from the field, London, UK, November

Arup Master Class, Jarahieh School ‘Upcycling for humanity’, London, UK, November

Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Together | To Gather – The Space We Shape, Tripoli, Lebanon, November

RELIEF UK Launch, London, UK, April

ASF General Assembly, Marseille, FR, April

Harvard University, seminar: URBAN PEACESCAPE: Can cities be built for peace?, Cambridge, USA, March

2017

Birmingham City University, Birmingham School of Architecture and Design, BSoAD Open Lecturer Series, Birmingham, UK, November

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

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

Ordine degli architetti di Monza, Architettura in contesti di emergenza, Monza, Italy, March

UCL, Development Planning Unit, MSc Sustainable Development Practice, Career Talk, London, UK, February

UCL for Refugee Education, A lost generation?, London, UK, February

2016

Architect Entrepreneur Vol.3, Design Matters, Beirut, Lebanon, November

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

re-SITE, CatalyticAction’s process of architecture, Prague, Czech Republic, June

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

AUB-ASME Student Professional Development Conference, Design as Catalyst for Social Change, Beirut, Lebanon, April

UCL Refuge in a moving World, Safety in times of conflict: Syrian refugee children in Lebanon, London, UK, January

UCL, Development Planning Unit, MSc Sustainable Development Practice, Career Talk, London, UK, January

2015

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

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

Filanthropy Frontier, London, UK, June
UK Shelter forum, (Re)Positioning children in emergency relief, London, UK, April

Nevicata 14, A playground for Syrian refugee children in Lebanon, Milan, Italy, April

WORKSHOPS

DPU summerLab with DPU (UCL), Bar Elias, Lebanon, 2018

CatalyticActionBouday Child Friendly Space Design Build workshop, Baalbek, Lebanon, 2018

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

CatalyticActionBASMA Design Build workshop, Ghazze, Lebanon, 2017

CatalyticActionKARANTINA Design Build workshop, Beirut, Lebanon, 2016

CatalyticAction, FURSA Design Build workshop, Jeb Jennine, Lebanon, 2016

CatalyticActionJARAHIEH Design Build workshop, El-Marj, Lebanon, 2016

CatalyticActionIBTASEM Design Build workshop, Bar Elias, Lebanon, 2015

EXHIBITIONS

Beirut Design Week, Beirut, LB, 2018

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

Futuremakers, Design through play, Birmingham, UK, 2017

Play for Relief, Photography exhibition fundraiser, Beirut, LB, 2015

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What We Do

We integrate design and participation

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