Fostering Global Collaboration: OPENspace Welcomes Beijing Institute of Technology for Research Visit

We were delighted to welcome esteemed colleagues and students from the Faculty of Design and Arts at the Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) to Edinburgh on May 3rd for a research visit hosted by OPENspace Research Centre. This event marked another milestone in our ongoing collaboration aimed at advancing research in the realm of healthy spaces.

OPENspace Co-Directors Prof Simon Bell and Prof Catharine Ward Thompson welcomed BIT visitors jointly with Dr Miguel Paredes Maldonado (Head of the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA)) and Dr Alex Nevill (ECA Director of Internationalisation). Faculty members and postgraduate students from both institutions exchanged ideas and presented their work.

This research visit follows the establishment of a Joint Lab on Healthy Spaces by OPENspace and the BIT Faculty of Design and Arts in Summer 2023, and OPENspace colleagues plan to visit Beijing in July 2024.