The international network ArchitectureSans Frontières – International (ASF-Int)is working for “equitable, social, culturaland environmental commitment to architecture, construction, urbanism and the conservation of historical heritages tohuman development” (Hasselt Charter).This portfolio of projects shows how this noble goal is implemented in practice.The portfolio is the second one compiled during the short existence of ASF-Int. It contains descriptions of 18 projects from 5 member organisations.

How can Architecture help to build a world of solidarity? Part of the answer can be found in the numerous projects presented here.These investigations, workshops, urban interventions and buildings are the outcomes of the work of 18 associations around the world, linked through thenetwork of Architecture Sans Frontières International (ASF-Int) and dedicatedto give the word “Architecture” a senseof solidarity, sustainability and socialresponsibility.

This publication is a result of a seminar arranged in Barcelona on the 18th of April 2008, arranged by three cooperating organisations, namely

  • ARC●PEACE International Architects Designers Planners for Social Responsibility;
  • Arquitectos Sin Fronteiras-España, and
  • Architecture Sans Frontières-Sweden (ASF-Sweden).