WORKSHOP – “Beyond the Campus Walls: Bridging Education, Environment, and Everyday Life”

Over 60 students from the Masters of Architecture and Urbanism & Spatial Planning took part and delved into the transformation of diverse university campuses in Ghent, intricately weaving…

RESEARCH SEMINAR – A2I/ARP

The research groups A2I and ARP will host a seminar with Professor Helena Mattsson (KTH Royal Institute of Technology) as a guest speaker and presentations by three PhD…

In Space We Read Trauma: Disclosing Microhistories in Kosovo, 1980-1999

Trauma Studies, the scholarship analysing representations of disruptive experiences and their effect on identity and memory, is a field largely marked by language-based discourses. In examining the psychological…

PUBLIC DEFENCE – Jacob Msengui Lutta: “Transformation of Collective Spaces in an Interstitial Informal Settlement.”

PUBLIC DEFENCE – Jacob Msengui Lutta “Transformation of Collective Spaces in an Interstitial Informal Settlement. The case of Mlalakuwa, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.”   Date: 29 September 2023…

SUMMER INTENSIVE RESEARCH PROGRAMME – One territory, four questions, one atlas. Oslo, Norway.

The programme is aimed to share insights and reflections on mapping. Organised by AHO Oslo, KULeuven, Universidade do Minho and ETSABarcelona-UPC.  

SUMMER INTERNSHIP – Paraguay

Slum Upgrading Projects and Sustainable Reconversion of Riverbank Infrastructures in Asunción, Paraguay. Joint project: KU Leuven – Universidad Nacional de Asunción

SUMMER INTERNSHIP – Ecuador

Streams in the Urbanization Process. Categorization, socio-environmental historical conflicts and contributions to public policy in Cuenca-Ecuador. Joint project KU Leuven – Universidad de Cuenca

RESEARCH SEMINAR – Information visualisation: interactive dashboards with Tableau, R. & Analysis of subjectivity on public spaces: Q methodology

Speaker: prof. Daniel Orellana* Date: June 20th. Time: 9:30 – 12:30 Location: Faculty of Architecture, KU Leuven. Sint-Niklaastraat 27, Room 2.11. Gent.   * Daniel is a Principal…

EXHIBITION – Graduation Projects: Care-Taking As Iterative Process

Exhibition of Masters’ Dissertation projects Date: 25 June 2023.   14-18h. Location: Fortress 7, Legerstraat 40, 2610 Wilrijk.    (Free entrance).   Promotor: Gisèle Gantois Co-Promotor: Ignacio Galán  …

The role of spatial memory in urban reconstruction planning after disaster. The Ypres case.

In urban reconstruction planning after a disaster, the pressure on the recovery of space, discourse and organisations brings forward a monomaniac strategy often based on the four-staged recovery…

SUMMER INTERNSHIP – Bolivia

LOS POZOS – MARKETSECTOR IN SANTA CRUZ DE LA SIERRA, BOLIVIA, KU LEUVEN-UPSA, 2022 Link BOOKLET

SUMMER INTERNSHIP – Tanzania

UNDERSTANDING THE EMERGING COLLECTIVE SPACES IN MLALAKUWA INFORMAL SETTLEMENT, DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA (KU Leuven- Ardhi University) Link BOOKLET

SUMMER INTERNSHIP – Paraguay

STUDY OF MICROFILLING, URBAN FABRIC AND USE OF SPACE IN THE CATEURA LAGOON AND DUMP SITE, ASUNCIÒN, PARAGUAY (KU Leuven- Universidad de Asunsiòn) Link BOOKLET

DOCTORAL SEMINAR – Travelling concepts: learning from the dispersed territory of Flanders

Travelling concepts: learning from the dispersed territory of Flanders Fri 27 January 2023, 13:00-15:00 CET online Diana Gouveia Amaral, KU Leuven & University of Minho Sophie Leemans, KU…

LECTURE – Lifelines: Infrastructure (and) Transformation in the European Territory

A lunchtime lecture by Sophie Leemans, Architect, PhD researcher at KU Leuven (supervisor: Maarten Gheysen, co-supervisor: Erik Van Daele), and Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Center for Resilient Cities…

Rethinking collective spaces through the façade element: from formality to informality

Sustainability and well being as the basic argument of any urban intervention is the pretext that encourages the return of dialogue between Architecture and Urbanism, as intrinsically related…

AWARD – Publications SURLAB finalist on the Pan-American Architecture Biennale in Quito, Ecuador (2022)

The publication of a funded South Initiative VLIR-UOS SURLAB-Project (main coordinator of our faculty: Yves Schoonjans, Hans Leinfelder & Xavier Mendez) were selected on the Pan-American Architecture Biennale…

SEMINAR – Rural Structures in the Periphery of a Megacity: The Case of Bogotá and its Former Villages

Wednesday 16 November. 3pm. Campus Gent, Sint-Niklaasstraat, Room 2.11 Lecture by Dipl.-Ing. Arch. Alissa Diesch (Fakultät für Architektur und Landschaft | Leibniz Universität Hannover). Research presentations by PhD candidates / post-doctoral…

CONFERENCE – Contested heritage in the 21st century: Eastern Europe and beyond.

(20-21 October 2022) Prof. Dr. Gisèle Gantois participates as discussant in the online conference “Contested heritage in the 21st century: Eastern Europe and beyond”.  It is an initiative…

ACTIVITY – Urban Perpetual Recognition: Drawing as an Estrangement from Everyday Vision

By Drs. Arch. Lucas Bizzotto In light of the maib34 Design Studio by Dr. Cecilia Chiappini

PUBLIC DEFENCE – Johan Nielsen: “Remote Practices. Insights on Architectural Design Processes”

PUBLIC DEFENCE – Johan Nielsen “Remote Practices. Insights on Architectural Design Processes”   Date: 11 October 2022 Location: Campus Brussels/LUCA, Paleizenstraat Timing: 4 p.m. CET   Image: Man with…

SEMINAR AND LECTURE – Public Space in Social Housing and Informal Settlement in the Global South

Prof. Dr. Margarita Greene (Faculty of Architecture, PUC, Chile)

PUBLIC DEFENCE – Patricia Tamayo: “From Industrial Compounds to Public Facilities”

PUBLIC DEFENCE – Patricia Tamayo “From Industrial Compounds to Public Facilities” Insights on reconversion projects and their effects on the relationship with the urban surroundings through architectural strategies….

(COMPLETED) Analysis of Transformation of Collective Spaces in an Interstitial Informal Settlement

The Case of Mlalakuwa- Dar es Salaam-Tanzania   This project focuses on the transformation of collective spaces into sustainable community spaces in informal settlements that are defined by…

PUBLICATION – “South Urban Research Lab (SURLAB)”

NEWS FROM “SOUTH URBAN RESEARCH LAB (SURLAB)”   Free Download of books of the project on Guayaquil and Cuenca (Ecuador): 1. Xavier Méndez Abad, Daniel Orellana, Félix Chunga,…

SEMINAR – Coproducción de Espacios Públicos Inclusivos en Barrios Populares + SURLAB book launch

SEMINAR Coproducción de Espacios Públicos Inclusivos en Barrios Populares BOOKLANCH SURLAB   Prof. Dr. Yves Schoonjans and Drs. Xavier Méndez Abad will participate in the event in Guayaquil,…

PRESENTATIONS – Master of Conservation of Monuments and Sites / RLICC

Master of Conservation of Monuments and Sites /RLICC Final presentations of the first year students on the  “Integrated Project Work” 30/06/2022 – Auditorium De Molen (MOLE 00.07) –…

SUMMER SCHOOL – 4 Questions, 1 Territory, 1 Atlas

   

MASTER DISSERTATION – Productive Venice

Productive Venice Streetscape Territories: Architectural Interventions for the Lido Waterfront, Venice, Italy Master Dissertation Studio, Prof. Dr. Arch. Kris Scheerlinck Engagement: Urban Cultures Campus Brussels/Ghent Streetscape Territories Streetscape…

JOINT RESEARCH SEMINAR – Collective Spaces (Re)Visited

Image: The Church of Santa Maria del Mar and its relation with the Born Paseo, Barcelona, 2015. Gothic Church used as (cooled) event space (picture by Scheerlinck Kris (2015)…