Klaske Havik


Klaske Havik is Associate Professor of Architecture, Methods&Analysis at Delft University of Technology and Visiting Professor of Architecture, Public Building at TU Tampere (Finland). 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” (nai010, 2014), based on her PhD research, developed a literary approach to architecture and urban regeneration, proposing the three notions description, transcription and prescription. It was translated into Spanish in 2016 (Unal, Bogotá.) In 2013, she initiated and organized the 2nd International Conference on Architecture and Fiction “Writingplace. Literary Methods in Architectural Research and Design”. Havik writes regularly for architectural, literary and cultural magazines and is editor of the Dutch-Belgian peer reviewed architecture journal OASE. Havik’s literary work appeared in Dutch poetry collections and literary magazines.She co-edited, with Tom Avermaete and Hans Teerds, the anthology Architectural Positions: Architecture, Modernity and the Public Sphere, (SUN 2009). For her contribution to the architectural debate, she received the Dutch Architect of the Year Award in 2014.