Klaske Havik


Klaske Havik  is Associate Professor of Architecture, Methods & Analysis at TU Delft Netherlands, and Visiting Professor of Architecture in Tampere, Finland. She has developed a distinct research approach relating architectural and urban questions  to literary language. Her book Urban Literacy. Reading and Writing Architecture (nai010, 2014), based on her PhD research, developed a literary approach to architecture and urban regeneration, proposing the three notions description, transcription and prescription. She initiated and organised the 2nd international conference on architecture and fiction: Writingplace. Literary Methods in Architectural Research and Design (2013). Havik is editor of the Dutch-Belgian peer reviewed architecture journal OASE, she recently edited OASE#91 Building Atmosphere with Juhani Pallasmaa and Peter Zumthor (2013), OASE #89 Medium. The Mid-Size city as an European urban condition and strategy. (2012) and OASE#85, Productive Uncertainty, (2011). With Hans Teerds and Tom Avermaete, she co-edited the anthology Architectural Positions: Architecture, Modernity and the Public Sphere (2009). As a practicing architect, Klaske Havik has been involved in the redevelopment of ship wharf NDSM in Amsterdam. Havik’s literary work appeared in Dutch poetry collections and literary magazines.