The Hawksmoor International Lecture Series 2017-2018
Narrating Urban Landscapes: OASE #98 Event with Klaske Havik & Bruno Notteboom
Thursday 1st February 2018, 6.30pm
Tessa Blackstone Lecture Theatre [11_0003]
Klaske Havik (TUDelft) and Bruno Notteboom (KULeuven) present OASE #98 Narrating Urban Landscapes. The issue presents a new angle on the work of (landscape) architects and urban planners of the 1960s and 1970s (Edmund Bacon, Kevin Lynch and Jacques Simon) and of practitioners and academics in the field today (Elena Cogato, Christophe Girot, Anke Schmidt, Bas Smets), and sheds light on recent experiments in academia (ETH Zürich, University of Greenwich, TUDelft, KULeuven). OASE #98 presents narration as a means with which to reposition design and the designer as a mediator between the expert and the inhabitant, addressing issues such as bodily experience, sociospatial fragmentation and participation.
Klaske Havik is associate professor of Methods & Analysis at Delft University of Technology and visiting professor of Architectural Design in Tampere, Finland. Her research focuses on the productive connection between architecture and literature. Her book Urban Literacy. Reading and Writing Architecture (NAi010, 2014) proposed a literary approach to the experience, use and imagination of place. She co-edited the anthology Architectural Positions: Architecture, Modernity and the Public Sphere (SUN 2009) and Writingplace: Investigations in Architecture (NAi010, 2016). Havik’s literary work appeared in Dutch poetry collections and literary magazines.
Bruno Notteboom is an engineer-architect, urban planner, and doctor in urban and regional planning (Ghent University, 2009). After working in practice for several years, he was an assistant professor at Ghent University and the University of Antwerp, and a visiting scholar UC Berkeley before joining the Department of Architecture at KULeuven as associate professor in Urban and Rural Landscapes in 2017. Notteboom’s current research focuses on landscape design in a context of urbanization and shifting disciplinary alignments, from a historical and a contemporary perspective. He is an editor of OASE. Journal for Architecture and Journal of Landscape Architecture.