Global Studio Temporary Home
Due to a hosting problem the Global Studio site www.theglobalstudio.com is no longer functioning. However, we will rebuild the site as soon as we can to ensure that the contribution of the many local communities and over 600 students, educators and professionals from 35 countries, 66 universities and 11 disciplines to Global Studio Istanbul (2005), Vancouver (2006), Johannesburg (2007, 08, 09) and Bhopal (2012) remains accessible.
In the meantime we will host Global Studio on this site – People Building Better Cities. PBBC is a Global Studio- CSUD project which began in February 2013. To date the PBBC exhibition has been shown in 13 cities and nine countries. To see PBBC 2013-14 cities click on the heading at the top of this page.
In each city there has been a public program to explore issues that PBBC raises, but from a local perspective. In this way key PBBC themes such as inequality, population and slums, climate change, education and civic engagement in urban decision making – and the ways these are approached- have been canvassed around the world. Participatory design and planning – and the ways in which communities can come together to inspire new ideas for public and other space – has been a theme throughout.
PBBC shows the Global Studio philosophy, principles and priorities and includes 20 possible actions that can help make cities more equitable and improve the lives of the urban poor. Work carried out in Johannesburg 2007-09 is on display, illustrating the transition from the academic (Global Studio)- community (Diepsloot) collaboration from 2007 to 2009 to the Diepsloot community –led development with support from Jennifer van den Bussche and Sticky Situations. Three Bhopal projects are shown in detail.
If you are looking for Global Studio published resources you will find many of them on the PBBC Resource Platform. Global Studio films since 2005 are listed below.
We would be pleased to see you at the Global Studio events at the UIA Congress in Durban (August 3-7). We will show the PBBC exhibition and host sessions on “Addressing informality and poverty through design education and practice”. We will also workshop a Post 2014 Design and Planning Action Plan.
Anna Rubbo, Global Studio
Global Studio Films
SOUTH AFRICA (2007-09)
New Mindsets (2007)
Small Change, Big Difference (2007)
A student made film about insulating shacks
Diep Salute (2009)
A student film made to promote hip hop artists