Aalto WiT (World in Transition) LAB is a network of researchers and projects focusing on resilient communities, human settlements, humanitarian architecture, environmental awareness, pre-disaster planning, reconstruction, sustainable technologies, community engagement and grass roots action. WiT LAB furthers the Aalto University’s strategy on sustainability, interdisciplinary collaboration and creating lifelong living environments.
Aalto WiT LAB coordinates and carries out basic and applied research, publication of topical literature and expert assignments on the above mentioned themes. It also supports master’s level and continuing education courses.
Aalto WiT LAB collaborates with the following units of Aalto University: Aalto Global Impact, Creative Sustainability Master’s Programme, Aalto ARTS (Dept. of Architecture), Aalto ENG (Dept. of Civil Engineering, Dept. of Built Environment, Dept. of Energy Technology), New Global Research Group and Aalto BIZ.
Aalto WiT LAB is a flexible, horizontal network of units and individuals within Aalto University, with a variety of interests and professional experience on related topics. The international experience of the members creates a vast global network of experts, institutes, programs and universities. It is a forum of discussion and action for people within the academia, who are passionate to change the world for the better.