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Unspoken: atmosphere

Lecture + New Year’s reception

Following the New Year’s reception, Archipel invites Klaske Havik (NL) to interpret the term UNSPOKEN from its field of literature and architectural criticism. She takes us into a world of architecture and writing, atmosphere, materiality, the unspoken …

Klaske Havik teaches Method & Analysis at the TU Delft Faculty of Architecture. She studied Architecture in Delft and Helsinki, and literary writing at the writers vocational school in Amsterdam. Her research focuses on the productive relationship between architecture and literature. She has developed a special research method that connects the experience, use and imagination of architecture and urban space with literary language. In her book Urban Literacy. Reading and Writing Architecture (Rotterdam: Nai010, 2014) based on her PhD, she formulated a literary approach to the experience, use and imagination of the place.

Other recent publications include Writingplace. Investigations in Architecture and Literature (2016), “How Places Speak”, in Sioli and Yoonchun (ed), Reading Architecture, (London: Routledge, 2018). With Tom Avermaete and Hans Teerds she published Architectural Positions: Architecture, Modernity and the Public Sphere (SUN 2009). Havik is the founder and editor of Writingplace journal for Architecture & Literature, and previously editor of architecture magazine OASE and of the Architect.

For the architecture magazine OASE she was in the editorial board of, among others, OASE # 98 Narrative urban landscape (2017), OASE # 95 Grenzenloos. Transcultural practices in architecture and urban design (2015). OASE # 91 Building atmosphere with Juhani Pallasmaa and Peter Zumthor (2013), OASE # 89 Medium. Images of the medium-sized city (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).
Hawk’s literary work appeared in collections of poetry and literary magazines in the Netherlands.

As a practicing architect, she was involved in, among other things, the redevelopment of the NDSM shipyard into a cultural breeding ground. In 2014, Havik received the Dutch “Architect of the Year” prize.

Klaske Havik will bring together the unspoken, poetic and atmospheric for the new theme year of Archipel on the basis of a few literary and architectural examples.

h3. The program:

_* A lecture: ‘Unspoken’ by Klaske Havik

  • A show program 2020: by Hera Van Sande, artistic director Archipel
  • A New Year’s drink: Archipel is happy to offer you a glass and a snack as an introduction to the New Year_



Th 30 January 2020 20:00


Theaterzaal Ledeberg
Ledebergplein 30
9050 Gent

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