Building Beyond Borders is a cross-border learning platform to enhance knowledge and push action towards regenerative and distributive design and building processes

With its postgraduate certificate, hands-on workshops, bi-annual fall symposium, master design studio, research and internships, Building Beyond Borders offers a wide variety of learning moments to students, professionals and other interested alike.

International collaboration to exchange skills and visions is key to this platform. Focus is on responsible ways of building, within a context of scarce resources and lo-tech approach, aiming for a positive environmental impact and high social return.

With its unique pedagogical approach and civic ambition, Hasselt University's Faculty of Architecture and Arts makes the perfect home for Building Beyond Borders.


keynote speakers

prof. dr. Akemi Ino (Brasil) and arch. Joshua Peasley (CAUKIN Studio) confirmed their presence at the 2nd Fall Symposium

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Reflecting on the agency of architecture for regenerative and distributive solutions in the Global North and Global South

17-18 November 2022

Hybrid event, Hasselt, Belgium

call for abstracts is extended until 25 June

Parckfarm activities

the postgraduate students invite you to participate in a series of workshops at Parckfarm Brussels

April -June 2022

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Same same but different

The students of the postgraduate certificate were invited to complement the Same same but different exhibition with a ‘living lab’, based on their search for alternative resources to build with in Brussels.

April 10 - August 08 2022

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jury presentations

the UH Global Perspectives master students present their projects for Cape Town's District Six to an international jury

8-9 June 2022

Hasselt, Belgium

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the postgraduate students launch their website and a manifesto

March 2022

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PhD opportunity

Regenerative earth-based building materials at UHasselt, Faculty of Architecture and arts

Appointment of 2*2 years

apply by June 12th, 2022

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