Anti-architecture and why new buildings need old buildings: Cany Ash at TEDxBedford

Architecture is a powerful social influence and can shape communities perhaps more than we realise. Ash Sakula, of which Cany Ash is a founder, is an architectural practice with a difference, and one that uses a different perspective to look at urban design and regeneration. Since the 1980s, Ash has strived to include local people in construction, both with cultural projects and housing initiatives. Her work considers the ways that using public spaces inventively and responsibly can be inspirational to entire communities. Her additional projects, such as Adaptable Neighbourhoods, look for ways to address imbalance in the equity and housing markets and also look at the ways in which we host public spaces. Ash is a RIBA Awards Group member, a CABE Enabler, a Civic Trust Awards Assessor and a Client Design Advisor specialising in education.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

About TEDx

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

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