School of Architecture

  • Urban Affordance (with CRISIS Skylight Oxford and Makespace)

    Research Coordinator: Orit Sarfatti (Oxford Brookes University) and Kate Cocker (Director Crisis Skylight Oxford))

    The research addresses the shortage of affordable housing and work spaces, which is linked to increased homelessness and social distress in the UK. It focuses on sustainable low-cost solutions and design projects that deploy an innovative approach to physical and psychological needs of vulnerable social categories, and specifically homeless people. The design proposals provide refuge and empowerment by applying parameters from Psychological Flexibility and Emotional Wellbeing methodologies.

    For further details please contact Orit Sarfatti at