EPIC HOME BUILD
EPIC Homes is EPIC's flagship initiative that aims to build trust and relationships with marginalized communities in order to create cooperative, resilient and sustainable communities through the simple act of building homes, addressing the issue of access to safe housing among marginalized communities.
EPIC strives to equip individuals to be able to engage with communities, build relationships and trust via participatory processes in research, planning & implementation with facilitation of socio-technical & domain experts. Through this, shared experiences are cultivated, which heighten the community, external supporters’ & our personal and shared awareness of our inter-relationships and interactions within the space we occupy.
We have Built 100+ Homes
We have worked with over 10 villages across Peninsular Malaysia
We have a builder community of over 5000 volunteers
An EPIC Home only takes 3 - 5 days to build!
This is a privately organized build made possible by the generous sponsorship from various individuals and organizations! This event is exclusively open to fellow architects, architectural designers and associated friends who are interested to make an impact to the needy community through architecture, where an exciting weekend awaits them! Volunteers will be taking part in an exciting build and come together as a strong team to impact not just one family but an entire community!
Title The Architects League Build!
Date: June 22 - 24 2018
Location: Kampung Orang Asli Serendah, Serendah, Selangor
Transportation: Bus - Volunteers will be traveling by bus to Serendah and to site & accommodation daily!
Accommodation: Carpe Diem, Serendah.
We hope that throughout the build, volunteers will develop a deeper understanding of the how the Orang Asli live and that volunteers put themselves in the shoes of the community. In all that we’re doing for this trip, we are building a closer relationship with the Orang Asli and also strengthening the relationship and team dynamics amongst the volunteers as well.
Do talk to the family. Have a great conversation and leave a positive lasting impression! They are usually very shy, especially the women, and they may be a little hesitant to approach you in such a big group. Be friendly, strike up a conversation and have a great time! Always smile as emotions ripple out to the people around us! Be open to new things as different communities work in different ways and volunteers could even learn a thing or two!
By taking part in this build, you would be providing a home for a deserving family as well as connecting them a wider network of amazing people through you!
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