The Scientific Committee will host a series of events leading up to the UIA 2023 World Congress in Copenhagen. All events will be uploaded to this page. Stay tuned.


Panel 2 Pre-Event: Resourceful Architecture

On December 8, 2021. The symposium ‘Resourceful Architecture’ examines approaches to resourcefulness in architecture; how sustainability challenges the foundations of our material practices and how they can change with it.

Panel 3 Pre-Event: The Design for Resilient Communities Symposium

On April 8, 2022. The Design for Resilient Communities Symposium, to be held at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto, will bring together designers, practitioners, scholars, educators, and activists to discuss how design can contribute to building strong and adaptable communities by encouraging innovative solutions and facilitating the development of knowledge and skills necessary for endurance and recovery.

Panel 1 Pre-Event: The Design for Climate Adaptation Symposium

On June 7-9, 2022. The Design for Climate Adaptation pre-event serves to generate interest and discussion around the theme of this year’s International Union of Architects conference: Sustainable Futures – Leave No One Behind. The Design for Climate Adaptation track emphasizes people, multiple forms of research, knowledges, and action.

Panel 6 Pre-Event: Decolonial Assembly/Berlin Biennale

On June 10, 2022. Sandi Hilal and Merve Bedir will host a pre-event for Panel 6: Design for Partnerships for Change at the Berlin Biennale as part of their engagement in the Science Track of the UIA World Congress 2023 Copenhagen.

Panel 5 Pre-Event: An Architecture of Social Justice (I) – Protagonists Statements

On September 8, 2022. Arguing that sustainability, in its most holistic definition, cannot be achieved without a collective act the event will ask: What responsibility do architects, clients, developers and users who shape our built environments have to implement social justice and how does that apply when existing policies and practices do not fully enable that?

Keynote lecture: Towards an Architecture of Equity

On October 6, 2022. Architect Saif Ul Haque (BD) gives a keynote lecture on his practice and the principles and historical contexts informing it, exemplifying architecture’s ability to engage with complex environmental and social conditions.

Keynote lecture: Architecture of Health

October 13, 2022. Christian Benimana, architect and senior principal and managing director at MASS Design Group in Kigali (RA) gives a keynote lecture on architecture as a catalyst for social change, economic growth and justice.

Conference: Future Spaces of Sustainable Food Production

On October 25, 2022. A conference addressing the necessary and emerging restructuring of food production systems from a spatial perspective. What role can territorial and spatial planning, and architecture play in reorienting food production toward preferable spatial, social, climatic, environmental, and biodiverse outcomes?

Pre-Event – Online symposium: Built Action – Architecture and the Time of Making

On December 2, 2022. The international symposium examines architecture as process; process of becoming, process of decay and process of change.

Panel 4 Pre-event: Rethinking Vulnerability

POSTPONED. The symposium examines how architecture can reconceive health as a design issue. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted cities across the world. But beyond the emerging narrative of the pandemic accelerating existing global inequalities, its impact on exposing these inequalities must not be forgotten.


UIA2023CPH Science Track OpenDoor – get involved

The engagement and involvement of the global architectural community is crucial to strengthen and expand the discussions around the synergetic potentials of the built environment to support the fulfilment of the SDGs. The UIA2023CPH Science Track therefore invites institutions, studios and other relevant actors to create events that critically investigate, reflect upon, expand one or more themes of the Science Panels.

We will be very happy to consider supporting your event through our communications channels as well as uploading a recording of the event to our growing online archive.

The proposal must include:

  • Which Science Panel the event is linked to
  • Outline of event programme and investigative questions
  • Keynote speakers
  • Event organisers and stakeholders
  • Date and time
  • Event format, i.e. online, offline, hybrid
  • Contact details of event organiser
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