The Hybrid Practitioner

Building, Teaching, Researching Architecture

Edited by Caroline Voet, Eireen Schreurs, and Helen Thomas

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Exploring different, interrelated roles for the architect and researcher
The practice of architecture manifests in myriad forms and engagements. Overcoming false divides, this volume frames the fertile relationship between the cultural and scholarly production of academia and the process of designing and building in the material world. It proposes the concept of the hybrid practitioner, who bridges the gap between academia and practice by considering how different aspects of architectural practice, theory, and history intersect, opening up a fascinating array of possibilities for an active engagement with the present. The book explores different, interrelated roles for practicing architects and researchers, from the reproductive activities of teaching, consulting and publishing, through the reflective activities of drawing and writing, to the practice of building.

The notion of the hybrid practitioner will appeal strongly to students, teachers and architectural practitioners as part of a multifaceted professional environment. By connecting academic interests with those of the professional realm, The Hybrid Practitioner addresses a wider readership embracing landscape design, art theory and aesthetics, European history, and the history and sociology of professions.

Contributors: Joseph Bedford, Luis Burriel Bielza, Philip Christou, Elke Couchez, Thomas Coward, Jana Culek, Irina Davidovici, Rosamund Diamond, Christoph Grafe, Simon Henley, Julia Jamrozik, Sepideh Karami, Pauline Lefebvre, Birgitte Louise Hansen, Patrick Lynch, Sereh Mandias, Louis Mayes, Carlo Menon, Marjan Michels, Cathelijne Nuijsink, Paulo Providência, Sophia Psarra, Helen Thomas, Steven Schenk, Eireen Schreurs, Eva Storgaard, Caroline Voet, Wilfried Wang.

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This publication is GPRC-labeled (Guaranteed Peer-Reviewed Content).

Format: Edited volume - free ebook - PDF

376 pages

Illustrated with colour section of 32 pp.

ISBN: 9789461664556

Publication: September 15, 2022

Languages: English

Caroline Voet is an architect (VOET architecten) and professor of Architecture and Design at KU Leuven.
Eireen Schreurs is an architect, teacher and researcher at Delft University, KU Leuven and the University of Antwerp.
Helen Thomas is an editor and senior research fellow at the Department of Architecture, ETH Zürich.