K.M. (Klaske) Havik K.M. (Klaske) Havik


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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  • 2022-9-23

    ACFS Outstanding Presentation Award

    The presentation “Between the Lines: Poetic Imagination and Architecture that Moves Us” was truly beautiful and insightful and stood out within a group of twenty-six remarkable presentations. Your talk was unanimously selected for this award by the four co-chairs of the ACSF 12 symposium: Julio Bermudez, Trent Smith, Aron Temkin, and Sanda Iliescu.
    ACSF 12 symposium

  • 2022-8-13

    Honorary Doctorate

    Klaske Havik was awarded a Honorary Doctorate from Tampere University, Finland, "in recognition of the study of architectural writing and of texts on architecture and urban planning”.

    The title of Honorary Doctor is the highest recognition that a university can award. Tampere University has invited persons from Finland and abroad to accept honorary doctorates in recognition of excellence in fields represented at the University and other exceptional scientific, artistic or social merits. In the invitations of Honorary Doctors, the focus has also been on work conducted at the interfaces of scientific disciplines.
    Doctoral Conferment Tampere University 2022

  • 2014

    Architect van het jaar 2014

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