Literary Methods in Architectural EducationNo. 1 (2018)
The journal issue Inscription: Tracing Place focuses on the role of history and memory in literary and architectural practice. It brings forward accounts of architectural investigations and architectural designs that deal with the evocation of the memory of place, either in site-analysis or in design.
Edited by Klaske Havik, Susana Oliveira, Jacob Voorthuis and Noortje Weenink
This issue of Writingplace Journal, Reading(s) and Writing(s), focuses on the complex process of writing itself, and in particular on the question of reading and responding to texts. By presenting not only resulting texts, but discreet readings of works in process integrated with the discussions that unfold, the issue reveals complex modes of writing that move between the scholarly and the fictional.
Edited by Catharina Gabrielsson, Hélène Frichot, Klaske Havik, Marko Jobst
Choices and Strategies of Spatial ImaginationNo. 4 (2020)
Architecture is by definition an act of spatial imagination, this wondrous capacity to envision possible futures for the built environment. Spatial imagination is essential in order to visualize new constructions taking shape, evolving in time, and partaking of the cultural expression of a place or era. It takes spatial imagination to foresee how architecture can meaningfully contribute to people’s lives, providing a sense of belonging, space for their needs and dreams. Nonetheless, spatial imagination is oftentimes hard to trigger or difficult to control. Imaginative ideas often emerge unexpectedly, when seemingly unconnected or contradictory words, images and thoughts are brought together. With spatial imagination being an intrinsic aspect of architecture and design, but also deeply embedded in fields like literature or the arts, this fourth issue of Writingplace focuses on concepts, elements and theoretical foundations from different strands of knowledge that can propel choices and strategies of spatial imagination.
Edited by Klaske Havik, Rajesh Heynickx, Angeliki Sioli
Narrative Methods for Writing Urban PlacesNo. 5 (2021)
This fifth issue of the Writingplace Journal examines different narrative methods, understood as procedures, techniques or ways of relating or recounting events, and how they can be used to appraise and imagine the city. The editorial process of the issue has been developed within the context of the EU-funded COST Action ‘Writing Urban Places’,1 a multidisciplinary network of researchers who are interested in developing new narratives for the European city. By recognizing the value of urban narratives – stories rich in information regarding citizens’ sociospatial practices, perceptions, hopes and ambitions – the network seeks to foster and preserve the democratic, and therefore inclusive, nature of the modern European city.
Edited by Lorin Niculae, Jorge Mejía Hernández, Klaske Havik, Mark Proosten