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The design studio explores local challenges with the eyes of a visitor from afar,  in a setting of cultural interchange of knowledge, ideas and visions

In Global Perspectives , master students of  the Faculty of Architecture and arts at Hasselt University collaborate with students from other parts of the world envisioning inspiring, positive futures for challenged sites and communities. Here, ideas are crystallized in the design of a series of acupunctural interventions to create connective places for people of all walks of life. The studio's ambitions lie in searching for an architecture that is regenerative and distributive, building upon local (hi)stories, human and natural riches.

Global Perspectives is a parallel design studio in which architecture peers from different countries tackle a shared site and situation. Focus is on cultural interchange of ideas, references, visions and design of local, climate responsive projects.

Every Global perspectives edition is named after the location(s) it designerly researches.

Studio Cape Town-Brussels

spring 2024  even more kanalah-buurt maken

Studio Brussels-Capetown

spring 2022  kanalah-buurt maken

Studio Brussels-Ho Chi Minh 

spring 2021  staycation in the city

Studio Mwenge

spring 2020  urban liveability

Studio Bagamoyo

spring 2019  adaptive reuse

Studio Bao Loc

spring 2019   walkability

Studio Bagamoyo

spring 2018  reviving

Studio Cu Chi

spring 2018   craft villages

Studio Msasani

2016-17  flooding

Studio Can Gio

spring 2017  flooding

Studio Kigamboni

2015-16  identity

Studio Kunduchi  

2014-15  ecotourism