Klaske Havik

Dr Klaske Havik is associate professor of architecture and associate professor of the chair Methods & Analysis of the Faculty of Architecture at TUDelft (NL) and is a guest lecturer at the TU of Tampere (FI).

In her book ‘Urban Literacy. Reading and Writing Architecture’ (nai010, 2014), based on her PhD thesis ‘Urban Literacy. A Scriptive Approach to the Experience, Use and Imagination of Place’ (TUDelft, 2012), she discusses how literature can be a good source of knowledge about how people experience, use and imagine places. In order to discuss the different perspectives that a literary approach to architecture can offer, this work assumes a trinity of concepts: description, transcription and prescription. The book was translated into Spanish in 2016 (Unal, Bogotá, CO).

She publishes regularly in architecture journals in the Netherlands and Scandinavia and is editor of the Belgian-Dutch architecture journal OASE.

Poems and stories by Klaske have appeared in a number of books and literary magazines such as Uit de Lucht and DWB. For her contribution to the architecture debate, she received the Dutch Architect of the Year Award in 2014.

1975, Groningen (NL).

  • associate Professor of the Chair of Methods & Analysis, Faculty of Architecture, TUDelft (2004-today)
  • editor of OASE, a Belgian-Dutch architectural magazine (2006-today).
  • author and editor for various publishers (1992-today)
  • independent architect and partner at De Ruimte Architecture Workshop (2001-2004).
  • editor of De Architect (2000-2002)