Research Information

Peer Review Colloquium

  • Introduction

    The Department of Architecture of Delft Technical University organizes peer review colloquia for their (PhD-)researchers. During each peer review colloquia two to six PhD candidates are invited to present the results of their on-going research which is discussed with a panel of researchers afterwards. Stimulating both internal discourse as external exchange is the driving idea. 

    One of the invited peers is invited to give a public lunch lecture. The presenting peer is invited to give insight in the practice of one of his/her current research projects. What methods are used? How does the research evolve; the misfortunes and successes. 

    Registration for non-residents
    The lecture -and to a certain extend the presentations- are open to those interested from outside the university. For registration (-fee) and information, please contact the organizer of the Peer Review Colloquia, Prof.dr. Avermaete and Prof.dr. ing. Hein (research coordinators of the Department of Architecture)


  • Instructions

    Every presentation will be assessed by two or more peers. This means each PhD candidate is assigned two to three researchers, whose work corresponds best with your field of research. Preparing the peer review the presentations of the PhD candidates are bundled in a Reader. The material can either be the chapter that will be presented, or a problem statement (roughly 5 pages). 

    A manual can be requested from mrs. Salma Ibrahim

  • Agenda

    • 17-19 May 2017

      Peer Review Colloqium May 2017

      The Global Petroleumscape

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    • 29 September 2017

      Peer Review Colloquium: Revisions

      The 3rd Peer Review Colloqium is scheduled on 29 September 2017. More information will follow.

  • Archive

    • November 4th, 2010

      Peer Review Colloquium


      The Autumn session of 2010 was held November 4th 2010.
      Presentations were held by Sanja Cvjetko Jerkovic, Esther Gramsbergen,   Birgitte Louise Hansen and Jorge A. Mejía Hernández.  
      You’ll find a short introduction into their subjects here.

      The guest critics were Karel Davids (Professor of Economic and Social History, VU University Amsterdam),  Felipe Hernandez  (Architect and Professor in Architectural Design, History and Theory at the University of Cambridge), Thomas A Markus (Emeritus Professor University of Strathclyde, Scotland) and Marcel Smets (Professor Research Group Urbanity & Architecture (OSA), Department of ASRO, K.U. Leuven)

      The programme toke place in Lecture room C, where Thomas A Markus gave as well the lunch lecture

    • November 25th

      Peer Review Colloquium


      November 25, the next edition of the Peer Review Colloquia is planned for.

      Four PhD-researchers, representing several chairs within the department and one visiting from TU Eindhoven, will present content and process of their research to external peers.


      This time, we have presentations by:

      -Ana Silva Pereira da Luz

      -Loes Veldpaus (TU Eindhoven)

      -Jorge A. Mejía Hernández  

      -Nelson Mota

      Please refer to the attached document for a short introduction into their subjects.


      We are proud to present you a matching line up of invited peers:

      -Prof.dr. Hilde Heynen (Department of Architecture, Urban Design and Regional Planning- KU Leuven)

      -Prof.dr. Josep Montaner (School of Architecture of Barcelona, U.P.C.)  

      -Prof. Dirk Sijmons (Landscape Architecture, TU Delft / founder and owner H+N+S Landscape Architects)


      Location: Berlage 1

      The programme runs roughly from 9:00 hrs till 14:30 hrs.


      You are cordially invited.  Kindly mark the event in your agenda’s.

      The final programme follows shortly. 

    • November 25th, 2011

      FOR DOWNLOAD: Lecture Josep Montaner during the 8th Colloquium

      The Barcelona Model Reviewed: From the Beginning of Democracy to Now

      For those who want to read over again, and those interested who weren't there.

      Here's the lecture Josep Montaner gave. 

    • June 15th

      Peer Review Colloquium


      The Spring session of 2012 is held June 15th 2012.

      Presentations are held by Kim Zweerink, Dubravka Vranić (Berlage Institute), Stefano Milani, Hamed Khosravi (Berlage Institute), Linda Bleijenberg (Leiden University) and Filip Geerts.
      You’ll find a short introduction into their subjects here.

      The guest critics are 

      - Sebastien Marot (architecture school in Marne-la-Vallee and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich)

      - Diane Ghirardo (University of Southern California)

      - Sergio Polano (emeritus University IUAV of Venice)

      - Neil Levine (Harvard University)

      The programme takes place in Berlage 1, where Diane Ghirardo gives as well the lunch lecture

    • Tuesday 22 September 2015

      Peer Review Colloquium Sept. 2015


      10:15 – 10:35: Introduction Tom Avermaete 

      10:35 - 11:15 Stavros Kousoulas, ‘Urban Correlationism; A Matter of Access.’  (Manolopoulou, Raws)

      11:15 - 12:00: Piero Medici, ‘The Systems of Architecture.’ (Manolopoulou, Raws)


      12:15 - 13:00 Robert A. Gorny, ‘Blind Spot Apartments.’ (Manolopoulou, Raws)


      14:00 - 14:45 Óscar Andrade Castro, ‘An Architecture of the Pure Present.’ (Manolopoulou, Rabat)

      14:45 – 15:45 Mohamad Sedighi , ‘Inhabitable Walls of Paradise.’ (Rabat, Raws) 


      16:00 – 17:00 Rick Krosenbrink, ‘Outposts of Peace?’ (Manolopoulou, Rabat)

      17:00 –18:00   Jim N’Joo, ‘Cedric Price: Theory in Action.’  (Rabat, Raws)



      Dr. Yeoryia Manolopoulou, The Bartlett School of Architecture

      Senior lecturer in Design-led Research and co-founder of the architecture studios Tessera (1999-2004) and AY Architects (2006-present). Author of Architectures of Chance (Ashgate, Design Research in Architecture series, 2013). 

      Prof. Nasser Rabbat, MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

      Aga Khan Professor and Director of the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture. His books include Criticism as Commitment: Viewpoints on History, Arabism, and Revolution (in Arabic) (2015) and The Courtyard House between Cultural Reference and Universal Relevance (2010).

      Dr. Peg Raws, The Bartlett School of Architecture

      Programme Leader in Architectural History and author of among others: Poetic Biopolitics: Practices of Relation in Architecture and the Arts (co-ed., 2015 forthcoming) and Relational Architectural Ecologies (ed., 2013).

      Location: Hall E 

      Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment

      Julianalaan 134,

      2628BL Delft