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
26 - 29 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
26 - 29 June 2019
Proclamation room 01.52 - 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 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). Guest lectures by renowned practitioners and experts as well as alumni practices will feed discussions on the evolving relationship of landscape and urbanism.

Wedneday 26 June

9.00-12.30 urbanisms across the world: design studio works Forest & Water Urbanisms: Settling the Tam Giang-Cua Hai Lagoon Park, Vietnam

13.30-15.30 urbanism research across the world: a PhD seminar 1: Water Urbanisms & 2: Rural Landscape Development

16.00-17.30 urbanisms of academia: a world tour with alumni Eliana Barbosa (Brasil), Lawrence Esho (Kenya), Julie Marin (Belgium), Cynthia Susilo (Indonesia)

18.00 urbanism practices: voices from the world Margarita Jover (aldayjover arquitectura y paisaje, Tulane Universirty), Guido Geenen / Yuri Gerrits (WIT architecten, KUL)

Thursday 27 June

9.00-12.00 urbanisms across the world: design studio works Forest & Water Urbanisms: Settling the Sonian City, Belgium

13.00-14.00 urbanism practices, voices from the world Jianxiang He (O-office Architects)

14.00-15.30 urbanisms across the world: MIRA thesis studio Consumption & Production (Peru)

16.00-16.30 urbanism research theses on Human Settlements (Peru, Belgium)

17.00-18.00 urbanism practices: voices from the world Cecil Konijnendijk (University of British Colombia)

18.30 urbanism research across the world: a PhD defense Wim Wambecq: Forest Urbanism in the Dispersed Flemish Territory

Friday 28 June

8.30-10.30 urbanism research across the world: a PhD seminar 3: Urban Identities & 4: Everyday Urbanisms

11.00-12.30 urbanism practices: a world tour with alumni Ingrid Guzman (Peru), Rana Habibi (Iran/ Belgium), Padma Nainalee (Nepal), Balaji Mohan Rajkumer (India),Tanzeem Razak (South Africa), Ayasha Siddique (Bangladesh)

13.30-14.30 urbanisms across the world: MIRA thesis studio Climate Change & Urban Deltas (Mozambique, Vietnam, The Netherlands)

14.30-17.00 urbanisms across the world: MaUSP thesis studio Climate Change & Urban Deltas (Indonesia, Belgium, Greece, Egypt, China)

17.00-18.00 urbanism & planning research, MaUSP thesis studio Recommoning slow paths in Antwerp’s Southside, Belgium

18.30 urbanism research across the world: a PhD defense Patricia Capanema: Belo Horizonte: A Spatial Narrative in Three Episodes

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