Dr.ir. K.M. (Klaske) Havik
2019-2023 EU COST Action CA18126 Writing Urban Places, Action Chair
2019-2023 Marie Curie ITN grant Communities of Tacit Knowledge, partner
2017 NWO Kiem grant for Writingplace journal for Architecture and Literature
2017 Understanding and Designing Place International Seminar of Architecture and Philosphy, TU Tampere, Finland, co-organiser with Pekka Passinmäki
2018 Co-curator of "Tools of the Architect: Writing, Drawing, Modelling", Venice Architecture Biennale 2018, BK Booths, Chair of Methods & Analysis, TU Delft2016 Curator exhibition The Architectural Project and Its Foundations 2010-2015, presenting the research output of the Department of Architecture, TU Delft
2016 Curator exhibition Re-Writing the Role of the Architect / Reading the Commons in Bogota: A double exhibition with the Chair of Methods & Analysis and The Berlage TU Delft, at the Universidad de los Andes Bogotá Colombia, by invitation of the Embassy of the Netherlands and Universidad de los Andes on the occasion of the Feria del Libro, Bogotá
2016 Atmospheres in Architectural Education International Seminar, TU Tampere, Finland May 6 2016, co-organiser with Pekka Passinmäki2016 Constructing the Commons 2-Day International seminar at TU Delft, March 2016, Co-organiser with Tom Avermaete, Hans Teerds et al.
2014 Co-curator with the Chair of Methods & Analysis, TU Delft, of Elements of Architecture: the Balcony, for Venice Biennale main exhibition. 2014 Debate Building Atmosphere, with Peter Zumthor, Juhani Pallasmaa and Gernot Böhme, in Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam, OASE/ nai010 publishers, on the occasion of OASE issue 92 Building Atmosphere, editors Klaske Havik, Gus Tielens en Hans Teerds.
2014 Dutch Architect of the Year Award
2013 Writingplace. Literary methods in Architectural research and design, Initiative and organization of the 2nd international conference on Architecture and Fiction Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture, November 2013.
2012 Co-organisation of and participation in series of public symposiums The Story of The Netherlands about the Dutch landscape, city and architecture seen from a literary perspective, Paradiso, Amsterdam
2012 Course director of International Summer School Arhipera. participation & sustainability by invitation of the Soros Foundation Romania and Ion Mincu Faculty of Architecture,Bucarest, Romania
2009 Course director of International Summer School Terristories in Macedonia,by invitation of the Faculty of Architecture, Skopje, Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia
Dr. ir. Klaske Havik is Professor of Methods of Analysis and Imagination at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. She has developed a distinct research approach relating the experience and use of architecture and urban space to literary language. Her book 'Urban Literacy. Reading and Writing Architecture', which developed a literary approach to architecture and urban space was translated in Spanish as 'Leer y escribir la arquitectura. Un viaje a travers de la ciudad' (Bogotá, 2016). Other publications include 'Architectural Positions: Architecture, Modernity and the Public Sphere' (2009), 'Writingplace. Investigations in Architecture and Literature ' (2016), and "How Places Speak", in Sioli and Yoonchun (ed), Reading Architecture, Literary Imagination and Architectural Experience, (London: Routledge, 2018). Havik is editor of the architecture journals OASE, and Writingplace journal for Architecture & Literature. Havik’s literary work appeared in Dutch poetry collections and literary magazines.
As a practicing architect, Havik has been involved in the redevelopment of ship wharf NDSM in Amsterdam. In recent years, Klaske Havik has worked with her students on the topic of the "commons" in both European and Latin-American context. From 2015-2017, she was Visiting Professor of Architecture Design at Tampere University of Technology, Finland. For her contribution to the architectural debate, she received the Dutch Architect of the Year Award in 2014. Currently, Havik is Action Chair of the EU Cost network "Writing Urban Places"