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Conference on European Urbanisation and Globalisation

The three-day conference on Architecture, European Urbanisation and Globalisation is the first event of the future Master in Architecture – MArch at the University of Luxembourg, organised by Carole Schmit and Bart Lootsma. It presents in each session a mix of internationally leading architects, writers, curators and academics. Its goal is first to open up the panorama of issues the new Master will deal with and then, during debates, raise crucial issues to focus on by research and design work done in the coming years. The University of Luxembourg is a new and rapidly expanding educational and research institution, founded in 2003. In addition to the many new BA and MA courses the University is offering and developing, it has recently decided to initiate an MA in Architecture dealing with European Urbanisation and Globalisation that will start in the fall of 2013. Collaborating with among others the Faculty of Engineering, this Master is situated in the Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education and connected to the Research Unit IPSE, Identités, Politiques, Societés, Espace, which is concerned with relevant social issues and developments in a socio-cultural, historical, political, spatial and linguistic perspective. Its research activities do not focus exclusively on Luxembourg but take a broader view to include the level of the Greater Region and Europe at large.

Conference on Architecture, European Urbanisation and Globalisation / Marianne Brausch

Marianne Brausch studied architecture, specialization in urbanisme, ISA St-Luc Bruxelles, Brussels (1974-1979). Mémoire about the relations between the press and architecture. 1979-1981 : Master in history of architecture, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris. Lived in Paris 1980-1996. Worked as an architecture journalist (principal medias, L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui, Le Moniteur des Travaux Publics), translator […]

Conference on Architecture, European Urbanisation and Globalisation / Manuel Herz

Manuel Herz is a practicing architect based in Basel, his most recent project being the Synagogue and Community Center in Mainz. He is the head of research and teaching at ETH Studio Basel: Contemporary City Institute and teaches at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. After having finished his studies at the Architectural Association in […]

Conference on Architecture, European Urbanisation and Globalisation / Murray Fraser

Murray Fraser is Professor of Architecture and Global Culture at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, where he currently acts as the Director of Research. He has published extensively on design, architectural history & theory, urbanism, and cultural studies. In 2008 his book, Architecture and the ‘Special Relationship’ (Routledge), won the RIBA President’s […]

Conference on Architecture, European Urbanisation and Globalisation / Markus Hesse

Markus Hesse is Professor of urban studies at the University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Humanities, with the Geography and Spatial Planning research centre. With an academic background in geography and spatial planning, he published widely in the field of urban and regional development, economic and social geography and, more recently, on housing issues and metropolitan […]

Conference on Architecture, European Urbanisation and Globalisation / Lars Lerup

Lars Lerup is the Harry K. and Albert K. Smith Professor of Architecture and the Dean Emeritus at Rice School of Architecture, Houston Texas and Professor Emeritus of University of California at Berkeley. He was awarded Doctor honoris causa in technology by Lund University, Sweden in 2001. Born in Sweden he holds degrees in engineering […]

Conference on Architecture, European Urbanisation and Globalisation / Christian Schulz

Christian Schulz is Professor of European Sustainable Spatial Development and Analysis at the University of Luxembourg and since 2007 Head of its interdisciplinary Research Unit IPSE (Identités. Politiques, Sociétés, Espaces). His research and teaching mainly focus on cross-border regional development in Europe as well as on environmental economic geography. He recently co-edited the first handbook […]

Conference on Architecture, European Urbanisation and Globalisation / Vicente Guallart

Vicente Guallart has since July 2011 been Barcelona City Council’s Chief Architect and Director of Urban Habitat, with responsibility for Urbanism, Environment, Infrastructure and ICT. In recent years his firm, Guallart Architects, has carried out numerous architectural projects in which environment issues converge with information technologies, notably for the ports of Fugee and Keelung in […]

Conference on Architecture, European Urbanisation and Globalisation / Brett Steele

Brett is the Director of the Architectural Association School of Architecture and AA Publications. The AA is the UK’s oldest and only private school of architecture, and has for decades been recognized as an influential world-wide leader in architectural education. AA School graduates are the recipients of numerous prizes including Pritzker Prizes, RIBA Gold Medal […]