Asia Young Activist Researcher Fellowship (AYARF)

A Platform for Transition and Experimentation


2019–

Partners
Seoul Metropolitan Government
Seoul Youth Hub
The Seoul Institute
Cdot

The Asia Young Activist Researcher Fellowship (AYARF) is a platform for urban experimentation, where young people, citizens, businesses and city authorities work together to explore and create alternative urban futures in the Asia-Pacific region. Since 2019, Dark Matter Labs and Cdot have been supporting Seoul Youth Hub, the Seoul Institute, and Korea Youth Foundation to launch the first AYARF programme.

In 2020, amidst the COVID19 pandemic, the fellowship began with its second cohort of young activist researchers. Dark Matter Labs is collaborating with AYARF to foster a problem-solving community of young people who can generate new social and urban movements across Asia with their critical and creative proposals. Fellows from over 25 countries in Asia are invited to gather in Seoul to explore new perspectives, methodologies, networks and resources in order to solve multifaceted problems faced by Asian cities in the post pandemic era.

Read the AYARF Playbook︎










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Dark Matter Laboratories B.V.
Pakhuis de Zwijger
Piet Heinkade 181K
1019 HC Amsterdam
The Netherlands


Dark Matter Laboratories UK
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217 Mare Street
London, E8 3QE
United Kingdom


Laboratoires de Matière sombre / Dark Matter LabsOrganisation à but non-lucratif canadien / Canadian not-for-profit
Numéro de l'organisation / Corporation number: 1196376-7
1740 rue Saint-Patrick
Montréal (Québec)
H3K 0B3


Dark Matter Labs Korea
#202 Project Path Building, Seoul Innovation Park,
684 Tongil-ro, Nokbeon-dong, Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul, 03371
South Korea

서울 은평구 통일로 684 서울혁신파크 상상청 202호, 우편번호 03371

Dark Matter Labs Sweden
The Ground
Bredgatan 4
211 30 Malmö

Sweden