'hands-on experimenting plays a central role in this journey'
In the hands-on atelier - in collaboration with BC architects&studies&materials and other partners from building practice and industry - we combine workshops to experiment with regenerative materials, with lectures, site and study visits.
The focus is on artisanship as well as on innovations to upscale regenerative solutions and to create impact in the building sector.
Geosourcing, wood, fibres, industry of earth blocks ... every workshop has a specific focus and theme. Organised as 1, 3 or 5 day experiental sessions, the workshops are also intensive moments of collaboration and teambuilding
In Spring 2024, we will visit Morocco and the village of Ouled Merzoug, where the participants of the 18I19 edition of Building Beyond Borders designed and built the Women's House. Together with local craftsmen, we will study traditional ways of building with earth and we will be introduced to innovative, contemporary applications of earth blocks.
The postgraduate programme is supported by UHasselt's School of Expert Education (SEE)