Uniform November is a consultancy that aims to communicate, collaborate, and create responses to challenges within the humanitarian sector. We use our expertise and experience to guide humanitarian actors as they endeavour to support communities suffering from the upheavals created by conflict and climate change.
UNIFORM NOVEMBER is a professional practice with a weblog based in Scotland. The practice is developed to offer, place and peacebuilding expertise.
We have 30 years of experience and have created a strategic approach to peacebuilding which frequently involves the adaptation and re-use of buildings and other sites with cultural/social significance. A sophisticated and sensitive approach which has been a catalyst for socioeconomic recovery, stability and resilience during the precarious aftermath of war and civil strife.
Our interdisciplinary approach improves social cohesion, builds trust, safeguards cultural heritage, and acknowledges the fluid nature of the 'everyday' whilst recognising the vital role memories play before, during and after violence.
The practice has developed a large client network, and a healthy readership and our research contributes to building more knowledge and understanding within the peacebuilding and humanitarian disciplines.
UNIFORM NOVEMBER has worked with the British Council, The Halo Trust, Universities and UN agencies such as the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), UNMAS and UNHABITAT
We are happy to share knowledge and exchange ideas, we have a useful educational programme and bespoke training that offer workshops, seminars and online guidance on subjects such as:
•Working with Memory
•The Re-use of Buildings
•The Power of Place in Peacebuilding
•The Potential of Crossdisciplinarity
•Modes of Memorialization
•Understanding the Importance of the Everyday
•The Fundamentals of Peacebuilding
•Working with Communities
•Displacement and HLP
•Everyday Memories of Violence
•Heritage and conservation within the Built Environment
•Approaches to Education
•Understanding the Humanitarian brief
•The Creative processes of designing
The UNIFORM NOVEMBER blog is a knowledge transfer feed aimed at developing collaboration, dialogue and awareness...
““whatever is true for space and time, this much is true for place: we are immersed in it and could not do without it. To be at all - to exist in any way – is to be somewhere, and to be somewhere is to be in some kind of place”.
"No one therefor can conceive anything, but they must conceive it in some place”.
F.M.H..... MLitt Peace & Conflict, Msc Architectural Conservation BA (Hons) Int. Architecture; MCSD, PgC TLHE
F.M.H is a Post-conflict, consultant - Specializing in Social Cohesion, DDR, Memorialization, Architectural Conservation, Housing Land and Property (HLP) issues.
Office: UK, Scotland
The Barns Ness Lighthouse is an excellent place to base the consultancy. Although, draughty and a little run down, it is imbued with plenty of memory and meaning. A redundant building looking for a modern re-use and social reintegration. A structure built to warn humanity of hazards and give guidance in moments of turmoil and uncertainty.
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