20 September 2018
Forest & Water Urbanisms, Sonian Forest, Belgium: 2-14 September 2018
OSA co-led (with Metro Lab, UCL and Horizon +) an intensive design workshop in the Groenendaal Castel, centrally located in the Sonian Forest. The forest is simultaneously an essential ecological reserve and the main park of the Brussels Metropolitan Region. Design propositions were made for a vision of the territory (spanning the Brussels, Walloon and Flemish regions), which focused on new eye-opening propositions through the lenses of ecology, mobility and settlement. Fundamental restructuring of each and of their interplays is an urgent necessity. In addition to the territorial vision for the region where forest and settlement are inherently intertwined, 35 participants from 16 countries completed fieldwork and developed 4 zoom-in plans and a catalogue of ‘forest and water urbanisms’ tools for transformation. The workshop initiated a process that work across scales, stakeholders and agencies.
19 September 2018
Water Urbanisms of the Andes, Ayacucho, Peru: 22-31 August 2018
OSA & L/A/P of KU Leuven (Belgium) and the UNSCH (Ayacucho – Peru), partners of Urban Andes (South Initiative VLIR-UOS project) co-organized the landscape urbanism workshop that unraveled acute issues of water scarcity and unsustainable urbanization in the face of tangible climate change. The intensive and interdisciplinary design workshop convened 20 international participants during ten days of intensive fieldwork and design work across Ayacucho’s mountains. A series of strategic projects, informed amongst others by indigenous water harvesting practices in the headwaters, were developed across different representative positions along the Cachi River Basin, testing new water-sensitive patterns of urbanization, while capitalizing on extensive existing water canal systems that resonate old Andean traditions.
18 September 2018
Forest Urbanisms & Plastic (r)Evolutions, Dalat, Vietnam: 2 - 11 April 2018
OSA/ KU Leuven in cooperation with UAH, Dalat University and the Civil Engineering University of Hanoi co-organized the first Vietnamese Forest Urbanism workshop on the campus of Dalat University, a site representative of a seamless interplay between settlement and forest. The Dalat region in the Central Highlands has a strong legacy of forestry, that is however nowadays radically disturbed by a massive development of greenhouses for flower and vegetable production. Hills are drastically re-sculptured into terraces that accommodate a gigantic array of plastic green houses, while pristine water systems are dramatically polluted. The workshop processed ongoing research and on-site fieldwork into a set of five interpretative map series that visually articulated the territory’s development and formulated design opportunities.
4 June 2018
MaHS-MaUSP entry one of the winning projects at La Biennale di Venezia 2018
4 May 2018
2018 World Urbanisms - Call for Doctoral Students
22 March 2018
MaHS MaUSP Applications
15 March 2018
2018 World Urbanisms - Call for Alumni presentation
11 January 2018
2018-2019 - VLIR Call for applications
13 November 2017
27 October 2017
`On worn out landscapes. Mapping wasteland in the Charleroi and Veneto central territories`
25 September 2017
29 June 2017
IV World Urbanisms
20 February 2017
Call for non-European Applications!
31 January 2017
Post-Doc researcher for the international Master of Human Settlements (MAHS)
11 November 2016
Bungamati Action Plan at UK Shelter Forum London and ASF Lyon
14 October 2016
MaHS alumni Olga Peek + Nelson Carofilis won 2nd prize at the CIU Habitat competition.
25 May 2016
Call for European Applications!
24 May 2016
The next economy - OSA at IABR
2 February 2016
Map of the Month: Occupying São Paolo
1 February 2016
1 MONTH LEFT TO APPLY!
29 January 2016
In memoriam: Prof. Sandi Siregar
16 January 2016
Launch of Bungamati Rebuilding
7 December 2015
Waste of the City/ The City of Waste
16 October 2015
Dirty Antwerp: BWMSTR Label 2015 to MaUSP research
13 October 2015
CADES Lectures are back
21 September 2015
Opening of the academic year
20 September 2015
MaHS-MaUSP in Nepal