Klaske Havik


Klaske Havik is Acting Professor of Methods & Analysis at TU Delft. She has developed a distinct research approach relating the experience, use and imagination of architecture and urban space to literary language. Her book Urban Literacy. Reading and Writing Architecture (Rotterdam: Nai010 2014), based on her PhD, proposes a literary approach to architecture and urbanism. She edited the book Writingplace. Investigations in Architecture and Literature (2016), and established the Writingplace Journal for Architecture & Literature in 2017.

For architecture journal OASE,  she edited among other issues OASE#98 Narrating Urban Landscapes. (2017), OASE#95 Crossing Boundaries. Transcultural practices in architecture (2015). 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).  Other publications include “Writing Atmospheres”, in Jonathan Charley(ed), Routledge Companion to Architecture and Literature (London: Routledge, 2018) and Architectural Positions: Architecture, Modernity and the Public Sphere (with Tom Avermaete and Hans Teerds, SUN 2009).

In recent years, Klaske Havik has worked with her students on the topics of the commons and urban naratives in both European and Latin-American context. From 2015-2017, she was Visiting Professor of Architectural Design at Tampere University of Technology, Finland. Klaske Havik is Action Chair of the EU Cost network Writing Urban Places.