World Urbanisms is an international seminar on contemporary urbanism, a crossroads between academia and practice, research and design, critique and project, promoted yearly by the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering Science of KU Leuven, in the Arenberg Castle (Leuven).

Seminar
25 - 28 Jun 2019
6th International World Urbanisms Seminar
Seminar
27 - 30 Jun 2018
5th International World Urbanisms Seminar
Seminar
29 Jun - 1 Jul 2017
4th World Urbanisms
Seminar
23 - 25 Jun 2016
3rd World Urbanisms
Seminar
24 - 27 Jun 2015
2nd World Urbanisms
Seminar
24 - 26 Jun 2014
1st World Urbanisms
6th International World Urbanisms Seminar
25 - 28 June 2019
Proclamation room - Castle Arenberg

The International World Urbanisms Seminar is situated at a crossroads between academia and practice, research and design, critique and project. It is organized by the post-graduate master programs of human settlements and urbanism and strategic planning at the Department of Architecture, KU Leuven. The seminar will focus on the present design and research of MaHS-MaUSP and MIRA, and include the PhD and post-doc research of OSA (research group of urbanism and architecture). Alumni practices will also feed discussions on the evolving relationship of landscape and urbanism. The landscape urbanism studios will focus on forest and water urbanism while thesis studios will focus on design strategies to recalibrate the urban and environmental realms. The 6th International World Urbanisms Seminar will take place in Kasteel Arenberg, KU Leuven from the 25th to the 28th of June 2019. The preliminary timing is set below and will be updated in May.

Pre-event 25.06.19 13:00 to 16:30 Written theses reviews

17:00 to 18:00 OSA post-doc presentation

18:00 to 20:00 Lecture and debate

26.06.19 09:00 to 16:00 Forest Water Urbanism for Belgium & Vietnam

16:00 to 17:30 Voices from Practice (alumni presentations)

18:00 to 20:00 Opening lecture and debate

27.06.19 08:30 to 10:30 Doctoral seminar

11:00 to 17:30 MaHS/ MaUSP and MIRA thesis studios: Consumption / Production and Climate Change & Deltas

28.06.19 08:30 to 11:00 Doctoral seminar

11:00 to 12:30 Exhibit

14:00 to 16:30 EMU theses presentations