April 2015
CAN Newsletter April 2015
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Craftsmanship in architecture 
We have come to the third issue of the CAN newsletter. Without intentionally creating a theme, unexpectedly a large number of stories arrived sharing on the role of craftsmanship in architecture at the scale of the household, and also the city. A week-long heritage conservation workshop hosted by friendsin Kathmandu, and a heritage tour launched by friends in Yogyakarta, both place the artisans themselves as the main actors in the upgrading process producing a form of “living heritage”. Young professional supported by the Perween Rahman Fellowship in Vietnam experiment with using compressed soil bricks as a low-cost alternative to concrete, while our friends from Hunnarshala, India share on their recent progress with rammed earth construction, and a new housing project for the homeless in Bangkok gives the space for residents to be the artisans of their own unit. The Siamese Association of architects has also decided to dedicate a public seminar to artisan-architects working, designing, and building with bamboo, rammed earth, and wood.

Hope you enjoy reading this collection of inspiring stories, please share with others, and please shareother stories with us.
January 2015
CAN newsletter January 2015
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This 2nd edition of the CAN newsletter starts with a special feature on Bangladesh, a country with a huge population and housing problem where the community architecture approach is still young but growing fast. Two big projects are now underwayin the country, seeking to apply the principles of participatory upgrading across Bangladesh’s lowincome communities. We also have some good examples of people and communities taking on an active role in maintaing and renovating their own houses, buildings and architectural and cultural heritage, in such different contexts as UNESCO heritage site George Town, the metropolis of Seoul, and the mountain city of Leh in Ladakh. From Thailand, we received a piece on how to apply‘universal design’ for people’s needs into community upgrading, and a beautiful story on land planning reform from the bottom up in the hilly Mae Tha district.

We are launching our new section ‘Beyond CAN’ to hear inspiring stories of change from other parts of the world, with two stories from Chile, where progressive government policies and innovative young architects are changing the way cities are made. We hope you’ll enjoy reading these stories and we strongly invite everyone to contribute to the newsletter, to help make it become a space for exchange and learning across the network and beyond.
October 2014
CAN newsletter
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First official CAN newsletter launched. Stories from NETWORK: CAN CORE meeting Jogjakarta MYANMAR: CITYWIDE Upgrading in Mandalay NEPAL: Heritage mapping of Old Towns Perween Rahman Fellowship results for young Asian architects
June 2012
Turning to One Another
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This issue inspired by the book named “Turning to one another” of Margaret J. Wheatley. When you observe your works, your processes while working with people, do you used to ask yourself how things get starting? How you know, you should do this step before other those steps? Who design process, just only you as a facilitator or with the flow of critical mass of people? Whatever the processes and logical answer from yours, it would be good if we can re-look, re-feel it again and again to refine your experience and ask yourself what is the essence of your working process, your flowing with people?”