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).
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