Series of conferences | Design the transition II

Joint series of conferences Geneva-Brussels 2019
28 February 2019, 00:00 - 20 June 2019, 19:00   —  
The Eco-Century Project®
— Conferences

Design the transition II

Tools and devices for the ecological metropolis project




The seminars will be held simultaneously in Geneva and Brussels. The speakers will communicate in real-time from their meeting point via video-streaming.

  • Geneva: World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)
  • Brussels: UCL – LOCI


To participate in the conferences in Geneva, please sign up by email 2 days before each of the proposed dates. Registration is mandatory due to the limited number of places and the WIPO security.

Brochure DLT II 2019

Under the auspices of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the Braillard Architects Foundation (Geneva), Metrolab (CULouvain/FUBruxelles) and the LaSUR Laboratory (EPFL) are – faced with the challenge of ecological transition – organizing a second series of seminars aimed at exploring the new role of space transformation disciplines (architecture, town planning, landscaping).

Following a very dense and substantial season in 2018, the second edition of Design the Transition follows up with new critical project methods for the urbanization of our Globe in a logic of maintaining, producing and renewing the common good. This will be achieved by examining the new role of players and users in the field of environment; the coordinated, rational and efficient management of intangible and material resources thanks to integrated planning policies; and the advanced exploration of issues relating to mobility, health, food, housing and employment.

Like the first series, the second aims on the one hand to promote the creation of a network of knowledge, good practices and skills by discussing and evaluating concrete projects; on the other hand, it wants to create a close link between training, research, civil society and the business world. The Design the Transition seminar is directed at people working in city planning and management (architects, landscapers, project managers, landscapers, town planners, administrators, developers, promoters) as well as at a public interested in ecological transition.