RSVP#16: Self-Building Building

RSVP#16: Self-Building Building

Shenzhen, China – December 2013

People in Europe are more and more interested in shaping their own surroundings. Self Building Building transforms the current top- down building practice into a more flexible system with a bottom-up and adaptive approach. How to create your own affordable building as an individual or a group without it being an illegal or unsafe structure. How to negotiate with your neighbors and collaborate with the local government. An international exchange on personal ways to create space.

This event takes place at the Laboratorium of the Shekou Glass Factory, Shenzhen. Admission free, bring your own ideas. The main language is English, but there will be people around to translate. Please register at

Volume’s editorial board is spending three weeks in Shenzhen for the occasion of the Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture. Later this week we will organize two Archis RSVP events. Join us if you happen to be around!

Archis RSVP Event #16: Self-Building Building
UABB/Shenzhen, Glass Factory, 14 December, 15:00-18:00

For more on Archis in Shenzhen:
Volume #39: Urban Border

RSVP#15: Invisible (But Very Tangible) Borders – Shenzhen