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).
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 postdoc research of OSA (research group of urbanism and architecture). Alumni practices will also feed discussions on the world’s rich instances and contested realms of inclusion, exchange, ecology and adaptation. The landscape urbanism studios will focus on design responses to climate change while other research will recalibrate the role of activism.
The 5th International World Urbanisms Seminar will take place in Kasteel Arenberg, KU Leuven from the 27th to the 30th of June 2018.
27.06.18 - 18:00 to 20:00 – Opening Debate (Frits Palmboom & Aroussiak Gabrielian) & Reception
9:00 to 19:30 – Climate Change & Deltas Session: Yangtze (China), Guayas (Ecuador) and Zambeze (Mozambique)
29.06.18 - 08:00 to 10:00 – Doctoral Seminar
10:30 to 19:00 – MaHS/ MaUSP and MIRA Thesis Studios: Addis Ababa, Antwerp, Brussels, Cajamarca, Nablus, Nairobi, Moatize, Mumbai, Toronto, Sao Paulo
30.06.18 - 08:00 to 10:00 – Doctoral Seminar
10:30 to 14:00 – MaHS-MaUSP Alumni Session ‘Voices from Practice’
14:30 to 16:00 – Upcoming Fieldwork
Address: Kasteelpark Arenberg 1, Department of Architecture, Proclamation Hall (01.52) Heverlee