What is this call about?

Are you doing your doctorate in architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture or another construction subject? Are you working on future solutions for planning, design and construction?

Then we invite you to the Pop-Up Campus Zukunft Bau in Aachen on September 6th & 7th 2022!

On these days, the DissKo (Dissertation Colloquium) of the Faculty of Architecture at RWTH Aachen University invites doctoral students in architecture and related fields to workshops, presentations and discussions about doctoral studies. You can present your work in progress and discuss content, methods and other issues in workshops. From RWTH there will be inputs on the topic "Make it Real - Research in the Real Lab".
There is also the festival week of the Pop-Up Campus Zukunft Bau of the BBSR and the RWTH with its demonstrators and satellite projects to discover:

The DissKo is an initiative of the PhD students and the mid-level faculty at RWTH. We are looking forward to the exchange with PhD students from other universities and new networking opportunities!

How do I participate?

Send us an abstract of your PhD project by July 7th 2022 to or via this form.

We will analyse all abstracts and group them into different workshops taking place at the Pop-Up Campus in Aachen on 6th and 7th September 2022. There you will present your work with a poster and in a talk or pitch. The duration of the presentations will depend on the number of participants and the topic of the workshops, and will be based on creative and interactive methods. We will send you information about this in July together with the invitation to Aachen.


Send us your abstract by:
July 7th 2022

We will send invitation and details of the DissKo workshop until:
July 31th 2022

Send us your poster until:
September 4th 2022

DissKo workshop in Aachen:
September 6th & 7th 2022

What will be published?

For the DissKo workshop in September we will publish the Book of Abstracts. It will have a DOI, will be sent to all participants and will also be published online.

After the workshop we will publish the Book of Posters as proceedings, also online and with DOI. In this way, all participants have the chance to make their doctoral topic known to the scientific community.

Organizational details

We will send the detailed workshop program, info on travel and accommodation etc. with the invitation.

Organisation team and contact

Axel Timpe, Elisa Lublasser, Katharina Christenn, Marlene Maier, Joost Meyer, Amrita Slatch

RWTH Aachen University