WiTLAB Side Event at UIA Copenhagen

Welcome to WiTLAB's side event at the UIA World Congress of Architects Tuesday 4th of July 2023 in Copenhagen!

The main agenda of this event is the launch of the new Aalto WiT Programme and a workshop around its themes.

WiT (World in Transition) Programme is a new 5-month professional diploma programme at Aalto University, intended for professionals in the fields of  architecture, engineering, management, design,  economy  and  sociology,  who are passionate about building a better global future. The  programme  focuses  on resilience of human settlements and aims to bridge theory and practice in the field of development and global crises.

The WiT Programme launch and workshop event is meant for informing all interested partners about the new programme, and hosting a workshop on the thematic areas of humanitarian architecture and disaster risk prevention, cultural locality and empathetic design, transferable learning, systems thinking, resilience and sustainability.
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WiT Programme

Aalto WiT Programme

Bridging capacities to advance resilience of human settlements

Organised by World in Transition Research Lab (WiTLAB) at Aalto University, the 5-month transdisciplinary WiT Programme is a diploma programme designed to empower participants to advance the resilience of human settlements in the Global Majority context. By partnering with international organisations and local communities, we blend scientific methodologies with real-life experiences in humanitarian architecture, emergency response, and sustainable development.

We are calling all professionals and academics in architecture, design, engineering, business, and social sciences for an opportunity to gain complementary knowledge and expand your horizons through interdisciplinary collaboration in the field. Our three main themes, Sustainable Built Environment, Cultural Heritage and Development, and Humanitarian Responses, will immerse you in critical topics shaping our world today.

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The International Union of Architects UIA organises a World Congress of Architects every three years. The World Congress in 2023 will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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