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
28 - 30 Jun 2018
5th World Urbanisms
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
5th World Urbanisms
28 - 30 June 2018, 08:30-18:30
Arenberg Castle

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

Thesis and urban design studio work realized in MaHS-MaUSP, MIRA and IMA, as well as PhD research, postdoc projects, staff initiatives and alumni’s innovative practices feed discussion on urbanisms in the world, while unfolding the world of urbanism as it deals, amongst others, with inclusion, exchange, ecology and resilience.

An international panel of guest critics situates the work presented, contributing to the eternal iterations between evolving challenges that our urban world faces and the re-orientations of urbanism.

The 5th World Urbanism seminar, taking place in Leuven from 28th to 30th of June 2018, will focus on design responses to climate change .

Climate change poses one of the greatest threats to humankind’s future. Bold policy and political will must be matched by the precise understanding of science and creative and out-of-the-box alternatives to its future habitation. Urbanism organizes civilization according to man-made rules and the use of space, yet it is anchored to natural world, which the environmental sciences strive to unravel.

organization committee: Bruno De Meulder, Kelly Shannon, Viviana d'Auria, Eliana Rosa de Queiroz Barbosa.