The Foundation

The Foundation for Achieving Seamless Territory (FAST) is an Amsterdam and NY based architectural think-tank that initiates and develops projects at the intersection of architecture, urban planning, and human rights. FAST uses research, advocacy and design to promote social, spatial and environmental justice, equality, and solidarity.

Presently, FAST works with policy institutes, UN agencies, NGOs and multidisciplinary experts to develop programs, research methodologies, policy recommendations and alternative imaginaries, to empower local communities and improve livelihood in conflict-affected environments.

Our recent projects include Border Ecologies, UN Missions in Urban Environments and the Legacy of UNMIL in collaboration with the Center on International Cooperation at NYU and Greening Peacekeeping: The Environmental Impact of UN Peace Operations with the International Peace Institute.

FAST is led by Malkit Shoshan.