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Seminar: Forms of Adaptations within Urban Markets in Emerging Cities

SEMINAR: Forms of Adaptations within Urban Markets in Emerging Cities (For official call, see below) Location: Faculty of Architecture, Campus Sint-Lucas Brussels 65-67, Paleizenstraat – 1030 Brussels |…

Research-stay: (Re)Learning from New Jersey

(RE)LEARNING FROM NEW JERSEY Exploring and reading elsewheres. Dr. Erik Van Daele   Designing in a non-binary land/ city context demands a specific vocabulary to value the complex…

Summerschool: Productive Sidewalks, New York

This summer school Productive Sidewalks in New York aims to achieve new critical insights about multiple and temporary productive uses of space and changing policies. The summer school…

Co-creating place Liedts: 2nd moment of exchange and reflection 25/05

EN (Dutch and French version below) The Municipality of Schaerbeek, the Faculty of Architecture Campus Sint-Lucas Brussels KU Leuven, the Higher Institute of Social Training and Communication (ISFSC) and…

Co-creating place Liedts: invitation for moment of exchange and reflections 19/04

EN The Municipality of Schaerbeek, the Faculty of Architecture Campus Sint-Lucas Brussels KU Leuven, the Higher Institute of Social Training and Communication (ISFSC) and the Wijkpartenariaat – De Schakel vzw…

Solidary Affordable Housing for the Houseless

Co-creating & Building Solidary Housing for Homeless: A Model for Mobile Dwelling in the Brussels Capital Region In the Brussels Capital Region, 44.332 residents are on the waiting…

Interactive collective spaces in the El Chaco communities (Paraguay)- the Filadefia case

This project aims to discuss and raise awareness on the specific complex development issues of the indigenous peoples, migrant Latino’s and Mennonites in the Chaco area where the…

Old Landscapes & New Urbanities

Old Landscapes & New Urbanities International summerschool, Scheldt-valley, Belgium August 29th – September 8th 2016 Summary The hybrid urbanization of the Flemish territory, resulting in a peri-urban condition…

Waterscapes in transformation

Insights on landscape accessibility challenged by new infrastructures for climate resilience: The case of the Belgian Coastal area. The socio-economic impact of nature in Belgian coastal landscapes on…

Productive Sidewalks in New York City

Achieving Critical Insights about Multiple and  Temporary Uses of Space and Changing Policies. This PhD-project aims to research ‘new models of productivity of urban sidewalks’ within the contemporary…

Touch Down Infrastructures

Urban transformation is directly related to the planning, design and use of a series of urban infrastructures: from streets to highways, from bus to train lines and their…

Superdiversity and Social Inclusiveness in the European Urban Landscape – Making Future Collective Spaces

  During the last decades collective spaces around Europe have been changing rapidly. We are witnessing the emergence of a new condition called ‘super-diversity’. This term a level and…

Experimental Practices in Architectural Design Studio

Experimental Practices in Architectural Design Studio This PhD research aims to focus on experimental practices in architectural design studios through three main processes namely, triggering concepts, extraordinary representations…

Reframing Fragile Heritage

Micro strategies for a social and sustainable re-use of fragile heritage. This comparative, local-interactive project aims to understand, and create a better insight, how local populations of deprived…

Collective Spaces of Informal and Formal Market Spaces as Emergent Infrastructures

Understanding Urban Dynamics of Informal and Formal Market Spaces as Emergent Infrastructures: Self- Organisation Processes of Urban Growth and the use of Collective Spaces in the African City –…

Completed – Tracing the deep significance of built heritage through encounters with undisclosed protagonists

Tracing the deep significance of built heritage through encounters with undisclosed protagonists This research study is inspired by a great fascination with built heritage, for its tangible beauty,…

Modest Heritage and Local Identity

The research is focused in two intermingled lines. (1) The first line researches the ‘mechanisms on theory-building’ with a special attentiveness to the relation between theory and daily…

Collective Structures

The common research project starts from the idea that the built environment and open spaces, can be understood as Collective Structures. The research project focuses on urban projects,…

Project Arrivée: Countermapping Super-diversity in Brussels & Ghent

  Project Arrivée: Counter-mapping Super-diversity in Brussels and Ghent with Architecture Students This project introduces a counter-mapping attempt augmented by a Geoweb 2.0 platform in the context of two Belgian inner-city…

Completed – Hybrid as Open Signifiers

If we consider highly urbanised regions, like Flanders, as atypical metropolitan constellations than the quality of this diluted urban environment, characterised by a multitude of ‘holes’, is to…

Formal and informal design processes

Bridging the gap between formal and informal design processes This doctoral study proposes that, all societies which are in transition require a new role and form of architectural…

Collective Reflexivity {in} and {through} Design

This research covers an interdisciplinary area between architecture and urban design, participation and digital spatial media*. The two main and complementary focus points are exploring and enabling bottom-up…

Streetscape Territories

Streetscape Territories is the name given to an international research and design project that deals with the way buildings and properties are related to streets and how their…

Mapping Public Space in the City of Ibagué (Colombia)

Informal and social practices of collective space This project was part of research study of the Facultad de Artes Integradas, Arquitectura, Univ. de Ibague (Colombia) on the social…

Landscape Design of Shlomo Aronson

Theory and Practice of Arid Landscape Design of Shlomo Aronson Shlomo Aronson (b. 1937) is a leading Israeli landscape architect whose works are well known in the professional…

Completed – Unlocking the potential of collective spaces in All City/All Land.

Unlocking the potential of collective spaces in All City/All Land. Defining a theoretical framework and exploring an attitude for intervention in the dispersed territory. This research focuses on…

Infrastructures under Transformation as Spaces of Collectivities. Glòries, Barcelona, Spain (COMPLETED)

Infrastructures under Transformation as Spaces of Collectivities. Case-Study: Glòries, Barcelona, Spain (PhD project completed in 2021) Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Kris Scheerlinck (KU Leuven) Co-Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Yves Schoonjans (KU…

An Opportunity in Contemporary Remains

An Opportunity in Contemporary Remains: Change of Use and its Relation to the Urban Fabric. The regeneration of urban areas is a multi-layered topic, characterised by a high…

Rethinking Collective Spaces

Rethinking Collective Spaces

Space Suitability and the Design Process

Space Suitability and the Design Process – a research on remote architectural practice and local identities Remote practices are of a peculiar importance for designers today. In this…