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Klaske Havik is Professor Methodsof Analysis and Imagination at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology. She has developed a distinct research approach relating architectural and urban questions, such as the use, experience and imagination of place, to literary language. Her book Urban Literacy. Reading and Writing Architecture (2014) based upon her PhD research, proposes a literary approach to architecture and urbanism, introducing the three notions description, transcription and prescription. Other publications include Writingplace, Investigations in Architecture and Literature (2016) and Architectural Positions: Architecture, Modernity and the Public Sphere (2009, co-edited with Tom Avermaete and Hans Teerds). Klaske Havik initiated the platfom Writingplace and organised the 2nd international conference on architecture and fiction: Writingplace. Literary Methods in Architectural Research and Design (2013, publication 2016). As editor of the Dutch-Belgian peer reviewed architecture journal OASE, she edited, among other issues, OASE#91 Building Atmosphere (2013), OASE#85, Productive Uncertainty, (2011) and OASE 70 Architecture and Literature (2007). Havik’s literary work appeared in Dutch poetry collections and literary magazines. For her contribution to the architectural debate, she received the Dutch Architect of the Year Award in 2014. Havik is currently leading the EU COST Research Network Writing Urban Places. 

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Visiting Professor of Architectural Design, Tampere University of Technology

30 Aug 201531 Dec 2017

Keywords

  • NA Architecture
  • architectural methods
  • architectural imagination
  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • urban narratives
  • urban studies
  • GE Environmental Sciences
  • Perception of place
  • B Philosophy (General)
  • phenomenology

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