Department of Architecture
Theory’s history 196X – 199X: registration

Theory’s history 196X – 199X: registration

Leuven: Architectuur en Maatschappij / Evenementen / Onderzoek / Symposia

Theory’s History, a conference to be hosted at the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts in Brussels from 8 till 10 February 2017 is fast approaching. This two-day conference brings together 76 young and established scholars who engage in a discussion on the challenges of the historiography of architectural knowledge. Confirmed keynotes are Joan Ockman, Ákos...

EMSDP 2017 – inscriptions are open!

EMSDP 2017 – inscriptions are open!

Leuven: Geen categorie

  The European Module on Spatial Planning Development (EMSDP) is a 3-month intensive programme for PhD and postgraduate students that takes place in Leuven from March to May. It offers a series of top-class lectures on theory, contemporary challenges and methodological approaches to planning and development, and it organizes tailored seminars dedicated to the development of the students’ research project. The deadline...

Celebration retirement Prof. Marcel Smets: Academic Reflection & "Urban Project” colloquium 15-16/12

Celebration retirement Prof. Marcel Smets: Academic Reflection & “Urban Project” colloquium 15-16/12

Leuven: Evenementen / Lezingen

The Department of Architecture of the KU Leuven celebrates the official retirement of Prof. Marcel Smets,  a monument of urbanism of the Department of Architecture, the KU Leuven and the Flemish region. In line with his work, this retirement is celebrated with an academic reflection on and seminar about the urban project that crosses his academic and professional life, his...

New research project: architectural design & embodiment

New research project: architectural design & embodiment

Leuven: Architectuur en Ontwerpen / Onderzoek

Inclusive design and co-design practices emerging in several design disciplines demonstrate the need for new ways of understanding and practising design. Both design approaches attempt to restore the feedback loop between processes of design and practices of use that got interrupted since the industrial revolution. This restoring remains limited, however: even if users are involved in design, designers cannot gain...

AUDITORIUM 16/17: 6 TOPIA - Conversations on Utopia and the RealAUDITORIUM 16/17: 6 TOPIA - Conversations on Utopia and the Real

AUDITORIUM 16/17: 6 TOPIA – Conversations on Utopia and the Real

Leuven: Geen categorie

Zes gesprekken zoeken de confrontatie op tussen de stad als utopische fictie en de gebouwde werkelijkheid. Daar waar Thomas More aan de hand van het fictieve eiland Utopia de samenleving een spiegel voorhield, vertrekt deze reeks vanuit de gebouwde realiteit om het utopisch denken over de stad en architectuur een blik in eigen boezem te geven. Kunnen utopische concepten oprecht radicaal...

European Congress of Qualitative Inquiry - February 2017

European Congress of Qualitative Inquiry – February 2017

Leuven: Evenementen

Network Qualitative Research KU Leuven and its partner universities VUB, University of Antwerp, Hasselt University and Ghent University are proud to invite you to the first edition of the European Congress of Qualitative Inquiry hosted in Leuven. The 1st edition of the European Congress of Qualitative Inquiry is a unique event for sharing knowledge and seeking new collaboration and partnerships....

Call for papers - international workshop: Territories of Faith

Call for papers – international workshop: Territories of Faith

Territories of Faith. Religion, Urban Planning and Demographic Change in Post-War Europe, 1945 – 1975. The research group Architectural Cultures of the Recent Past (ARP) of KU Leuven and KADOC, the...
Call for papers - Impact by Designing - ARENA Third Annual Conference - extended deadline: 2 December

Call for papers – Impact by Designing – ARENA Third Annual Conference – extended deadline: 2 December

​ Dates: 6th – 7th April 2017 Place: KU Leuven, Faculty of Architecture, Campus Sint-Lucas, Paleizenstraat 65-67, B-1030 Brussels. Research in the fields of architecture and the arts has developed...
Lecture series / Temple Talks: Wim Cuyvers & Filip Van Dingenen 23/11

Lecture series / Temple Talks: Wim Cuyvers & Filip Van Dingenen 23/11

Is display pertinent to our particular understandings of nature? For the second edition of the Temple Talks, architect Wim Cuyvers and artist Filip Van Dingenen will enter into a dialogue...
Urban heritage and sustainable development 15/11

Urban heritage and sustainable development 15/11

The Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation (KU Leuven) is organising a research seminar on urban heritage and sustainable development.  Date: 15/11/2016 – 09h30-12h30Location: Arenberg Castle (Main auditorium), Kasteelpark Arenberg Programme Lectures by 3 invited keynote...
Positioning the city in the debate of a post-growth society

Positioning the city in the debate of a post-growth society

  P&D Seminar Giorgos Koukoufikis   Since the beginning of the sustainability debate in the early 90’s, and especially after the recession caused by the global economic crisis of the...
De historische sensatie: een doctoral seminar/workshop 7-8/11

De historische sensatie: een doctoral seminar/workshop 7-8/11

Een doctoral seminar/workshop georganiseerd door Koen Broucke – Thierry Lagrange – Dimitri Vangrunderbeek Waar: Faculteit Architectuur Campus Sint-Lucas Gent (Hoogstraat 41) Wanneer: 7 & 8 november (9u30-17u00) Wat: lezingen &...
Call for papers - INCUBATORS Urban Living Labs for public space. A new generation of planning?

Call for papers – INCUBATORS Urban Living Labs for public space. A new generation of planning?

Dates: 10-11 April 2017 While participatory planning is widely hailed as a prerequisite for well-managed urban development and sustainability, this ideal can be difficult to implement in practice, due to...
Call for papers - CA²RE (Conference for Artistic and Architectural (Doctoral) Research)

Call for papers – CA²RE (Conference for Artistic and Architectural (Doctoral) Research)

  Dates: 8th – 9th April 2017 (starting on the evening of 7th April) The event will be followed by a meeting for doctoral supervisors on the morning of 10th...
Call for papers - Impact by Designing - ARENA Third Annual Conference

Call for papers – Impact by Designing – ARENA Third Annual Conference

​ Dates: 6th – 7th April 2017 Place: KU Leuven, Faculty of Architecture, Campus Sint-Lucas, Paleizenstraat 65-67, B-1030 Brussels. Research in the fields of architecture and the arts has developed...
English lecture:  Riek Bakker  - Kop van Zuid, Rotterdam 20/10

English lecture: Riek Bakker – Kop van Zuid, Rotterdam 20/10

Lecture in the frame of Project Development and Management of MaHS/MaUSP. Riek Bakker becale director of Urban Development for the city of Rotterdam in 1985.  Under guidance of Bram Peper,...