Architecture Theory

  • dr. ir. Heidi Sohn
    +31(0)15 278 1830
    Room: 01+.Oost.700
    H.Sohn@tudelft.nl

    Dr. ir. Heidi Sohn is Associate Professor of Architecture Theory at the Architecture Department of the Faculty of Architecture, TU-Delft. She received her doctoral title in Architecture Theory from the Faculty of Architecture, TU-Delft in 2006. In 2002 she received her MSc in Architecture and Urban Planning from the Faculty of Architecture, TU-Delft. Since 2007 she has been academic coordinator and interim coordinator of the Architecture Theory Section. Since 2002 she has been teaching theory seminars and design studios at the Faculty of Architecture. From 2007-2012 she was program director of the Urban Asymmetries research and design project. She is member of the Graduate School PhD mentor committee for the Architecture Department. She is co-founder of the peer-reviewed journal Footprint. She has been guest lecturer at DIA, Anhalt, in Dessau, Germany, and is visiting lecturer of architecture theory at Umeå School of Architecture in Sweden. Her main areas of investigation include genealogical enquiries of the postmodern theoretical landscape from the 1970s to the present, as well as diverse geopolitical and politico-economic expressions typical of late capitalist urbanisation. She is a licensed architect and lives in Amsterdam.

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    Participant in project: F-2. The Discipline of Architecture and its Instruments

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  • dr. ir. Andrej Radman
    +31(0)15 278 1830
    Room: 01+.Oost.700
    A.Radman@tudelft.nl
    https://delftschoolofdesign.academia.edu/AndrejRadman

    Andrej Radman has been teaching theory courses and design studios at TU Delft Faculty of Architecture and The Built Environment since 2004. In 2008 he was appointed Assistant Professor of Architecture and joined the research and teaching staff of the Delft School of Design (DSD). As a graduate of the Zagreb School of Architecture in Croatia, Radman received a Master’s Degree with Honours and a Doctoral Degree from Delft University of Technology. His current research focuses on New Materialism in general and Ecologies of Architecture in particular. Radman is a member of the National Committee on Deleuze Scholarship, and production editor and member of the editorial board of the peer-reviewed architecture theory journal Footprint. He is also a licensed architect with a portfolio of built and competition-winning projects. In 2002 Radman won the Croatian Association of Architects annual award for housing architecture in Croatia.

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    Participant in project: F-2. The Discipline of Architecture and its Instruments

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  • ir. Stavros Kousoulas
    Room: 01+.Oost.700
    stakousou@yahoo.gr

    Drs. ir. Stavros Kousoulas studied Architecture at the National University of Athens where he received his first Master diploma in 2009. His graduation project investigates alternative inhabitation models for Athens, focusing on the development and evolution of the relationship between the built environment and its perceptive representations. He received his second MSc in Architecture from the Faculty of Architecture of the TU-Delft in 2012. Since 2012, in the capacity of guest lecturer and tutor for the Masters Program, he has been involved in several academic activities at the Theory Section and the Department of Architecture of the Faculty of Architecture of the TU-Delft, where he is also occupied as a guest researcher. Currently, he is a PhD candidate at IUAV Venice participating in the Villard d’ Honnecourt International Research Doctorate. His doctoral research focuses primarily on morphogenetic processes framed within assemblage theory. He has published and lectured in Europe and abroad. He is member of the editorial board of Footprint since 2014. He lives in Delft.

     

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  • Patrick Healy
    +31 [0]63 925 0941
    Room: 01+.Oost.700
    p.e.healy@tudelft.nl
    http://patrick-healy.com

    After completion of studies in Philosophy and later Sociology and Near Eastern Languages, Pontifical University Maynooth, University College Dublin, Patrick Healy has been engaged in writing, research and teaching, mainly in the area of aesthetics and contemporary art. His recent publications include works on aesthetics, the philosophy of science and artists biographies, including a broad range of other activities associated with his work as Professor of Interdisciplinary research for the Free International University, Amsterdam, appointed 1997. He works as a Senior Researcher and tutor in the Architecture Theory Section, and provides lecture series in aesthetics and the Philosophy of Science.

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  • Stephen Read
    S.A.read@tudelft.nl

    Stephen Read is Associate Professor of Architecture Theory and Urbanism at the Faculty of Architecture, TU Delft. He did his B. Arch in Cape Town and was a practicing architect in South Africa and London before doing an MSc and PhD in urban modelling at the TU Delft and a post-doc at the Bartlett in London. He has been a teacher at Delft since 2001. His interests start with cities as the material condition of urban economies, societies and cultures. They extend to technology and infrastructures as mediators of the relations that construct modern urban societies and settings. He has used phenomenological and ‘post-phenomenological’ ideas to come to grips with these materialities and relations and applies these ideas today in developing ‘appropriate’ and ‘post-development’ strategies for development in Africa, China and Europe. His research has included the investigation of the ways different historical modernities have produced characteristic ‘power-geometries’ in cities and regions and he is interested in how we can enrol these today to make urban settings that support everyday socialities and livelihoods.

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  • Hilde Kamp
    +31(0)152784192
    Room: 01+. Oost.700
    M.H.Kamp@tudelft.nl

  • dr. ir. Gregory Bracken
    Room: 01+.Oost.700
    gregory@cortlever.com
    http://www.gregorybracken.com

    Dr. Ir. Gregory Bracken is Assistant Professor of Architecture at the Theory Section of the Architecture Department, TU Delft. From 2009 to 2015 he was a Research Fellow at the International Institute for Asian Studies and while there founded (with Dr. Manon Osseweijer) the Urban Knowledge Network Asia (UKNA) www.ukna.asia (which was funded by a 1.2 million grant from the European Union’s Marie Curie Actions). Dr. Bracken was also one of the founding editors of Footprint journal www.footprintjournal.org and some of his recent research has been concerned with the urban environments of East and Southeast Asia.

     

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  • dr.ir Gerhard Bruyns

    Dr. ir. Gerhard Bruyns is a South African born architect and urbanist. He presently holds the position of Assistant Professor of Environment and Interior Design, School of Design at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.

    Previously Dr Bruyns held tenure as faculty member of the Delft School of Design, Faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology [TU Delft], the Netherlands. He has previously worked in practice in South Africa before joining the Urban Renewal and Management Chair of the TU Delft’s Department of Urbanism. In 2008 he was invited to join the Delft School of Design [TU Delft], an advanced research unit focused on combining critical theory, philosophy and design [architecture and urbanism] into a coherent MSc and PhD design program. Here Dr Bruyns’ role was to act as both a design mentor and MSc coordinator.

    Dr Bruyns has lectured at a number of universities globally, and acted as invited jury member to architecture schools in South Africa, Asia, South America, the US and Europe. In 2007 he coordinated, under chairmanship of Professors A.D. Graafland and I.B. Low, the Urban Development Stall of the African Perspectives Africains, which formed the core backdrop to his most recent publication and editorial work addressing urbanization within Africa [2012]. Presently he is Executive Team member of the IFOU, Scientific Board Member of the African Centre for Studies in Leiden [The Netherlands], editor of the Footprint Journal, issue # 16 [TU Delft], Assistant to the General Reporter for the UIA 2014 - World Congress on Architecture [Architecture Otherwhere] and Registrar of the UIA 2014 International Student Competition. Bruyns' present professional design and practice work is done in association is with CP, Arquitectura, Urbanismo, Investigacion.

  • dr. Marc Boumeester
    http://www.marcboumeester.com

    Marc Boumeester is the director of AKI ArtEZ, Academy of art and design. Previously Boumeester was a lecturer and researcher at the Delft University of Technology and head of the department of Interactive Media Design at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. His PhD research at the University of Leiden focused on the interplay between the non-anthropocentric desire, architectural conditions and unstable media, cinema in particular.

     

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  • dr. Tahl Kaminer
    http://www.eca.ed.ac.uk/architecture-landscape-architecture/tahl-kaminer

    Tahl Kaminer teaches design and theory at the Urban Asymmetries MSc program of the DSD, and carries out research of the relation of architecture to society. He completed his PhD under the supervision of Professor Arie Graafland in 2008, received his MSc Architecture Theory and History from the Bartlett in 2003, and an architectural diploma [B. Arch] in 1998. In 2004 Dr Kaminer co-founded the non-profit 66 East, which ran group exhibitions, presentations, lectures and screenings in East Amsterdam, 2004-7. He is a co-founder of the academic journal Footprint, and edited two of its issues. Routledge recently published his doctoral dissertation as Architecture, Crisis and Resuscitation: The Reproduction of Post-Fordism in Late-Twentieth-Century Architecture. Dr Kaminer has also co-edited the volumes Houses in Transformation [NAi, 2008], Urban Asymmetries [010, 2011]) and Critical Tools [Lettre Voilee, 2011, forthcoming].

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  • dr. ir. Isabelle Doucet
    http://staffprofiles.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/Profile.aspx?Id=isabelle.doucet

    Isabelle started academic research in 2004, when she received a 4-years research grant from the Brussels Capital Region (IWOIB), within the frame of Prospective Research For Brussels. Since 2005 she has been a PhD candidate at the Delft Technical University in the Netherlands, Faculty of Architecture (Dep. of Architecture Theory) where she currently finalizes her PhD under supervision of Prof. Arie Graafland. She is additionally involved in the interdisciplinary Cosmopolis group for research on the city, culture & society, at the Free University of Brussels (Dep. of Geography).

    Parallel to her research activities, Isabelle has lectured, supervised and evaluated gradu­ation projects in several European architecture faculties, including the TU Delft, the TU Berlin, W&K Sint-Lucas Brussels, Facoltà di Architettura di Alghero (Italy), ENSAPL Lille (France), and the Université Catholique de Louvain.

    She is member of the Editorial Board of Footprint Delft School of Design Journal, and of the Editorial Staff of the Urban and Landscape Perspectives Series at Springer Verlag. Next to her academic activities, Isabelle is president of the management council of Con­stant VZW, a Brussels-based Arts & Media Association.

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  • dr. Miguel Robles-Duran
    http://www.newschool.edu/parsons/faculty.aspx?id=4e44-4d31-4e6a-6332

    Born in Mexico City, studied architecture at the ITESM in Monterrey, Sci-Arc in Los Angeles and The Berlage Institute, Rotterdam. In 1999 opened his office in the border region Tijuana-San Diego. In 2001 he was granted in San Diego the 2001 Honor Award of the American Institute of Architects. His work is currently exhibited at The Architectural League of New York, World View Cities, urbaNplus in Zurich, Switzerland, San Diego/Santa Monica Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) and its part of the forerunning archi­tecture triennial in Lisbon and the Rotterdam biennale. He has taught theory and design at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Tijuana, Mexico, at “The new school of architecture” in San Diego, California, Woodbury University Los Angeles/San Diego, postgraduate urban design at K.U. Leuven, Belgium and architecture/urban design at The Berlage Institute. Presently he teaches a masters diploma design studio and an advanced theory seminar on Marx, Utopia and the postmodern city, at the DSD and The Berlage Institute, The Netherlands. He is also conducting research as a PhD candidate on contentious collective urban manifestations.

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  • dr. ir. Lukasz Stanek
    http://staffprofiles.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/Profile.aspx?Id=lukasz.stanek

    Lukasz Stanek graduated in architecture and philosophy after studies in Kraków, Weimar, Münster, and Zurich, and he received his doctorate at the Delft University of Technology (2008). Besides Delft, Stanek was teaching at the Berlage Institute (2008), Harvard University Graduate School of Design (2012), and at the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, where he was junior faculty at the Institute of History and Theory of Architecture (2009—2011). He received fellowships at the Jan van Eyck Academie (Maastricht), the Institut d’Urbanisme de Paris, the Canadian Center for Architecture (Montreal), and the Center for Advanced Study in Visual Arts (CASVA) at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D. C., where he was the 2011—2013 A. W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow. 

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  • dr.ir Roemer van Toorn

    Roemer van Toorn is Theory and Communication Professor at the Umeå School of Architecture, since 2010 in Sweden. From 1993 till 2010 he has been in charge of the History and Theory program and was Head of publications at the Berlage Institute. He has been a guest professor and researcher at the Delft School of Design at the University of Technology Delft, while at the same time pursuing a career as an international lecturer. He has been the editor of several issues of the annual publication Architecture in the Netherlands, as well as an advisor of the magazine Archis (Volume), Hunch, Domus and Abitare. As author and photographer he also contributes to many other publications. After graduating from the University of Technology Delft, Roemer van Toorn published The Invisible in Architecture (1994), in collaboration with Ole Bouman; in this acclaimed encyclopedic manifest he dissects the varied range of cultural, economic, political and philosophic outlook within the contemporary architectural discourse with the aim of outlining the different positions and issues of today's architecture. His photography work has been exhibited in Winnipeg, Los Angeles and was part of the exhibition Cities on the Move curated by Hou Hanru and Hans-Ulrich Obrist. Parts of his photo research on the Society of The And have been exhibited at Archilab. Currently he is working on the forthcoming text and photo book the Society of The And, which include; besides text by himself, articles by Stefano Boeri, and Bart Lootsma.

  • prof.dr. Arie Graafland

    Arie Graafland is a visiting researcher to Nanjing University, faculty of Architecture working on a publication on urbanism. (NAi/010 Publishers 2015). He was a visiting research professor at the University of Hong Kong (HKU), and was the DAAD professor at Anhalt University, teaching at the DIA in Dessau. He was professor in Architecture Theory at the Faculty of Architecture, TU Delft till 2011 (emeritus). After a three year technical education in Rotterdam, he studied sociology (VU) and philosophy (UvA) in Amsterdam. He worked for several years in urban research for the city of Arnhem. In 1978 he began his academic work in the department of Urbanism at the TU and in 1986 he received a PhD in architectural theory. In 1992 he became Associate Professor in the department of Architecture Theory where he continued to carry out research and education in both Architecture and Urban Theory. He has lectured internationally and published extensively in these areas. Dr. Graafland was awarded the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek chair in 1999 and founded the DSD in 2002. He was the editor of The Delft School of Design Series on Architecture and Urbanism with 010 Publishers. Together with Harry Kerssen he is principal of Kerssen Graafland Architects in Amsterdam. He resides in Amsterdam.

  • prof.dr. Graafland

    Arie Graafland is a visiting researcher to Nanjing University, faculty of Architecture working on a publication on urbanism. (NAi/010 Publishers 2015). He was a visiting research professor at the University of Hong Kong (HKU), and was the DAAD professor at Anhalt University, teaching at the DIA in Dessau. He was professor in Architecture Theory at the Faculty of Architecture, TU Delft till 2011 (emeritus). After a three year technical education in Rotterdam, he studied sociology (VU) and philosophy (UvA) in Amsterdam. He worked for several years in urban research for the city of Arnhem. In 1978 he began his academic work in the department of Urbanism at the TU and in 1986 he received a PhD in architectural theory. In 1992 he became Associate Professor in the department of Architecture Theory where he continued to carry out research and education in both Architecture and Urban Theory. He has lectured internationally and published extensively in these areas. Dr. Graafland was awarded the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek chair in 1999 and founded the DSD in 2002. He was the editor of The Delft School of Design Series on Architecture and Urbanism with 010 Publishers. Together with Harry Kerssen he is principal of Kerssen Graafland Architects in Amsterdam. He resides in Amsterdam.

  • Carola Hein

    A German native, I have lived in Belgium, France, Japan, the United States and now the Netherlands and have traveled extensively through Europe, Asia, North Africa and North America. My mental map of my "hometown" is thus composed of bits and pieces from around the world. It includes such monuments as the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Palace of Justice in Brussels or the Benjamin Franklin Bridge in Philadelphia as well as Hamburg's Elbe river, or Tokyo Bay. My city is not only composed of famous landmarks, though; it includes just as much vernacular architecture and everyday neighbourhoods. I have been interested in the study of architectural and urban history as much as in urban reality, in citizen movements and transportation systems from around the world.

  • Deborah Hauptmann

    Deborah Hauptmann is currently Chair of the Architecture Program at Iowa State University and holds a part time research position at the Chair of Architecture Theory. Deborah Hauptmann was untill recently Interim chair of Architecture theory and the Director of the DSD (Delft School of Design), an internationally recognized platform for research and advanced education. Hauptmann practiced Architecture in Switzerland, Spain and America and was a founding partner in SOPHOS, an Architecture design and development consulting firm. Hauptmann’s research draws on a trans-disciplinary approach to architecture, which includes disciplines such as philosophy, cultural & media studies, the social sciences and the neurosciences. In her recent publication, Cognitive Architecture: From Biopolitics to Noopolitics: Architecture and Mind in the Age of Information and Communication (coedited with W. Neidich), she states that Cognitive Architecture begins with the basic premise that in a world increasingly populated by technologies of information and communication, the analysis on biopolitics must be expanded to include thinking on noopolitics. While the former acts on body, or populations of bodies, and inscribes habits and practices specific to life (bios), the latter operates on mind (nous), on general intellect and mental disposition. Other publications include: - ‘Northern Line’, co-authored with A. Radman, in Deleuze and Architecture, 2013; Forward to Writing and Seeing Architecture: Christian de Portzamparc and Philippe Sollers, 2008; The Body in Architecture (ed.) 2006. Hauptmann is a Bergson scholar; she lectures internationally and contributes as a moderator at conferences and events both locally and abroad.