Tom Avermaete is Full Professor of Architecture at Delft University of Technology. Within the chair of Methods and Analysis, he focuses on the changing roles, approaches and tools of architects. His research examines precedents with the explicit ambition to construct a critical base of design knowledge and to influence contemporary architectural thinking and practice. He is the author of Another Modern (NAI Publishers, 2005) and co-editor of Architectural Positions (with Klaske Havik and Hans Teerds, Sun, 2009), Colonial Modern (with Serhat Karakayali and Marion von Osten, Black Dog, 2010) and Architecture of the Welfare State (with Mark Swenarton and Dirk van den Heuvel, Routledge, 2014). He is editor of the OASE Architectural Journal and curator of exhibitions such as Casablanca Chandigarh (Montreal, 2015) and Lived-In. The Modern City as Performative Infrastructure (Antwerp, 2016).
- THE SHAPE OF THE CITY
- Ana TostõesHilde HeynenSarah WhitingTom AvermaeteVittorio Magnano LampugnaniZara Ferreira
- The Shape of the City presents updated essays on architecture and urbanity, deconstructing the common approach to the history of the city – mainly Eurocentric, American, male, divided between public and private initiatives – by offering new built narratives in which the main protagonists are not the usual suspects. Tom…