The 8th edition of the U&U International PhD Seminar will be managed under the scientific direction of the Laboratory of Urbanism (Lab-U, EPFL) with the support of EDAR, EPFL’s Doctorate School and Latsis Foundation.
Since 2004, the biannual U&U seminar has been inviting PhD candidates working on theory, history and practice of urbanism to present, confront and discuss themes and approaches coming from different PhD programs. The first seminar was organized by OSA-KU Leuven in February 2004 and was followed by others organized by UPC Barcelona, IUAV Venice, TU Delft and Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris-Malaquais. U&U International PhD Seminars seek to promote the exchange of ideas, provoke debate amongst researchers, invite comparisons, cross-pollinate different disciplines and highlight the latest ongoing research topics. It is a rare opportunity offered to young researchers to meet with prominent scientists and build a critical argument.