WiT LAB is a platform for interdisciplinary research focusing on resilient communities and humanitarian architecture. Ongoing research projects focus on cultural and issues concerning architectural design, disaster prevention, challenges of migration and relocation of poor communities.
Links to resent publications of the research group can be found below.
NEW PUBLICATION in October 2018
Interplay of Cultures :
25 years of education in global sustainability and humanitarian development at Aalto University
In recent decades, many Western architectural schools have taken up the challenge to tackle global polarities and humanitarian crises. Educational programs raising awareness of the “south – north”, “developing – developed”, “poor – rich” dichotomies are all asking the same question: What is the role of architecture in the globalizing world?
Ihe Other Side : interplay of cultures Zanzibar Studio 2018, Master’s level course in Architecture
Editor: Emmi Lonkka
Alnimri, Hannin ; Bergene, Andreas Juul ; Čerpnjak, Tina ; Dwiyani, Talisa ; Esquivel Velázquez, Andrea ; Hollmén, Saija ; Kleinbergs, Kristaps ; Lige, Keiti ; Lonka, Emmi ; Navarrete Suárez, Fernando ; Niskanen, Taru ; Niubò Bermejo, Anna ; Sandman, Helena ; Soares, Francisco Correia Mascarenhas ; Suomela, Miia ; Väisänen, Rosa
How does the potential rise of the sea level affect a small island like Zanzibar? How can a city become more resilient against seasonal flooding through architectural solutions? What is the vital power of shade in an equator climate? How to sustainably prepare for future densifying urban areas and accelerating population growth through planning and regulating?
Author: Kuittinen, Matti
Author: Nieto-Linares, Antuané; Niskanen, Taru; Nyholm, Charlotte; Nylund, Lotta
Architecture meets sanitation – Intervening in community-led sanitation improvemnts in an informal settlement of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Author: Floret, Zita
Author: Lindberg, Milja
Authors: Hollmén, Saija; Laurila, Tiina; Muhonen, Matleena
Author: Pääkkönen, Jere (ed.)