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BeInterBaltic – Intersections in built environment
promoting interdisciplinary higher education in the Baltic Sea Region

Innovations in Interdisciplinary Research in Built Environment within the Baltic Sea Region

PhD Symposium, 18 August 2017

The aim of the Symposium was to support interdisciplinary and international communication between young scientists and to facilitate collaborative research, networking, and knowledge transfer on the interdisciplinary research within the disciplines of built environment. Participants who are researching on topics of the built environment were given the opportunity to present their research in an interdisciplinary context. A methodological & theoretical input was provided by renown experts (Ingrid Breckner, Professor for Urban Sociology HCU; Ulli Vilsmaier, Professor for Transdisciplinary Methods, Leuphana University, Luneburg) that served as a starting point for an open discussion, during which participants were be able to reflect on the contribution of their own discipline to the development of interdisciplinary researches as well as the impact of interdisciplinarity on their own topics.

The PhD Symposium took place within the format of the B.I.S.S. 2017, on the seventh day of the program. The PhD Symposium was sponsored by external funding bodies.


The participants were advanced doctoral students with a background in architecture, civil and structural engineering, urban planning, urban design and other related disciplines who are willing to become part of the network of young researches in the Baltic Sea Region.


Presented Individual Topics:

Applying disciplinary expertise to a holistic design process,
Mathilde Landgren (DTU Copenhagen) & Kai Schramme (HCU Hamburg)

Game design as an interdisciplinary teaching tool in built environment studies,
Viktorija Prilenska (TUT Estonia) & Maksims Feofilovs (RTU Riga)

Climate 559 – rent increase due to energetic refurbishment?
Kerstin David (HCU Hamburg)

Fracture in concrete at aggregate level - experiments and calculation results using discrete element method,
Jan Suchorzewski (GUT Gdansk)

Dwelling as a fugitive practice? Accommodating Refugees: Inquiries into the Relation between Dwelling (Functions) and the City,
Maja Momic (HCU Hamburg)

Contemporary Interventions in the Architectural Heritage and Regeneration of Spaces,
Elida Rios (HCU Hamburg/UPM Madrid)


Download the summary of BISS PhD Symposium 2017