The Building Beyond Borders postgraduate certificate is a bi-annual learn-and-act programme for graduates and professionals who want to become a change-maker in the built environment.
The programme unravels in four modules: Theory & Reflect studio, Hands-on atelier, Research & Design studio and Building project. Integration of theoretical backgrounds and personal interests in a small-scale self-designed/self-developed real-life project, in close collaboration with local craftsmen, stakeholders, researchers and others interested, makes this experiential programme unique. Supported by academic insights in regenerative and distributive solutions for our built environment, participants take up the role of designer, manager of a building community, coordinator of participatory processes or hands-on construction workshops, developer or producer of new building materials.
Building upon academic knowledge of co-creation and participatory processes, the participants concretize their role in designing and realizing a real-life project while collaborating with local stakeholders, craftsmen, multidisciplinary experts and professionals.
Every bi-annual postgraduate programme has a unique focus. In the intermediate year, we reflect upon the past topic and realization in our international fall symposium. In doing so, exemplary built interventions and related research will contribute not only to the participants’ personal development but also to science and society from a broader perspective.