Étudiants de master, doctorants, chercheurs: profitez de cette occasion unique pour présenter vos projets de mémoire ou de recherche en cours à des enseignants-chercheurs internationallement reconnus en:
histoire & théorie de l’architecture / de l’urbanisme / de l’art
valorisation du patrimoine bâti.
architectural / urbanism / art history & theory
Master students, PhD candidates and researchers are invited to discuss their ongoing thesis or research project with international scholars in:
2019-01-15: invitation to Research Seminar at the Faculty of Architecture – ULB
We are pleased to invite you to the seminar “Engaging Communities in Research. Methodologies for Understanding Today Complex Urban Environments”, which will be held on Tuesday the 15th of January 2019 from 9:00 to 15:00 at the Auditorium V. Bourgeois, ULB Faculté d’Architecture La Cambre Horta, Flagey 19.
The seminar is organized within the framework of the research project “TYCO-WSS-Typologies of Institutionalised Co-production of Water and Sanitation Services in the Urban South”, promoted by Universitè libre de Bruxelles-Architecture La Cambre-Horta and the Université de Liège
It will explore a variety of
participatory approaches addressing the interaction between communities and the
environment they live in. The objective is to open up a wider reflection
regarding the use of participatory methodologies for scientific research.
Different methods will be explored, coming from pedagogy and anthropology,
artistic disciplines, participatory mapping, which are the main domains of the
experts invited to the seminar.
The seminar will be in English and it is open to the public. For logistical reasons, we would ask to everyone interested to participate, to please send an e-mail to Giuseppe Faldi <email@example.com> and Federica Natalia Rosati <firstname.lastname@example.org> by Thursday the 10th of January 2019.
Researchers and research supervisors: Luisa Moretto (ULB), Jacques Teller (ULg), Giuseppe Faldi (ULB), Federica Natalia Rosati (ULB/ULg)
Présentation du centre HABITER par Axel Fisher (maître de conférences titulaire à temps partiel, coordinateur du centre), à l’occasion de l’Assemblée Générale de la recherche / journée d’accueil des nouveaux doctorants, le 27 novembre 2018
The conference « Through Local Eyes: Place-based approaches to emerging architectural, urban design and planning challenges in Africa and the Global South » finished few days ago. The organising committee would once again like to thank all the participants for making this event so stimulating and exciting. We hope to continue the discussion started with each of you and we wish you all the best in your research activities.
Looking forward to meet each of you again,
Quelques jours sont déjà passés depuis que la conférence s’est achevée
et l’ensemble du comité d’organisation souhaiterait encore une fois
remercier tous les participants, qui ont rendu cet évènement aussi
stimulant et passionnant ! Nous espérons pouvoir continuer le dialogue
entamé avec chacun d’entre vous et vous souhaitons le meilleur dans vos
recherches. Encore merci !
The HABITER center is part of the organizing team of conference “Through Local Eyes: Place-based approaches to emerging architectural, urban design and planning challenges in Africa and the Global South”.
The conference is a joint initiative of research groups working in the Université libre de Bruxelles, the University of Addis Ababa and the Université de Liège, and will take place at the UNCC-AA, the UN-ECA’s Conference Center, in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), from the 29th to the 31th October 2018.
Our conference is conceived as a platform for researchers, PhD students,
academics, decisions makers and practitioners whose work engage local
approaches to the built environment at different scales in the Global
South and in particular in Africa.
We encouraged contributions developing place-based approaches to emerging architectural, urban design and planning challenges in Africa and the Global South, with a twofold objective. First, to explore the possibility of overcoming Western-based dominant approaches to urban planning and development, testing alternative visions and paradigms. Second, to question the tendency towards replicating and reproducing of strategies borrowed from metropolitan contexts to different urban settings, especially allegedly backward territories. We particularly appreciated contributions that are based on an empirical confrontation with reality and that aim to:
out site-based local/urban practices and development strategies,
emphasizing their adaptation/conformity/proximity to their specific
geographic setting (rural, suburban, urban, metropolitan, …);
the assumptions of modernist and/or dominant architectural and planning
theories and their use in situations radically different from those for
which such theories were devised in the first place;
and formulating new and unforeseen concepts, theories, research
paradigms stemming from the specific “urbanities” of Africa and the
The study centre HABITER in collaboration with the Thematic Graduate College “Architecture, Urbanism, and Architectural and Urban Engineering”, invites you to assist to the PhD seminar that will take place next Thursday 6 September 2018 (4pm to 6pm)
Three PhD candidates enrolled in the FNRS Graduate College in the “art of construction and town planning” will present the state of advancement of their work to our special guest interlocutor Professor Murray Fraser, Bartlett School of Architecture, University College of London and to Professors Victor Brunfaut and Axel Fisher from The Faculty of Architecture La Cambre – Horta.
The invited speakers are:
– Federica Natalia Rosati (Université libre de Bruxelles, University of Liége): Investigating geographies of co-production of water and sanitation services in Hanoi, Vietnam
– Julien Rippinger (Université libre de Bruxelles): Descriptive Geometry and Computer Graphics: Towards the Formulation of an Algorithmic Thinking of Graphic Action
– Xavier Van Rooyen (University of Liége): Closed Form versus Open Form: A Possible Reading of Contemporary Architecture
A description of the three presentation can be found here
The seminar will be held in English, and it is free and open to the public.