The Jaap Bakema Study Centre facilitates research by and in collaboration with other cultural and academic institutions.
The Jaap Bakema Study Centre academic advisory board consists of Tom Avermaete (ETH Zürich), Hetty Berens (Het Nieuwe Instituut), Maristella Casciato (Getty Institute), Carola Hein (TU Delft) and Laurent Stalder (ETH Zürich). Dirk van den Heuvel (TU Delft, Het Nieuwe Instituut) is head of the Jaap Bakema Study Centre.
PhD ARchitecture and Democracy
Together with the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, TU Delft, the Jaap Bakema Study Centre launched the PhD programme Architecture and Democracy. The programme seeks to investigate how over the course of the 20th century, architecture and urban planning have played a role in representing, embodying and enabling democracy. Current PhD candidates are Íñigo Cornago Bonal and Burcu Köken.
The Jaap Bakema Study Centre welcomes visiting scholars who aim to participate in its various research and curatorial projects: Structuralism, the Open Society, Total Space and Museology. In 2019-2020 visiting scholars are Giovanni Bellotti and Alessandra Covini (Studio Ossidiana) with the research installation Animal Encounters. Previous guests include Prof. Georges Teyssot (Université de Laval) and Prof. M. Christine Boyer (Princeton University). Boyer held the public lecture Open Societies, Common Spaces
The Critical Visitor
Het Nieuwe Instituut is a partner within the NWO The Critical Visitor project that investigates how heritage institutions can bring about new forms of inclusiveness and accessibility through their organisation, collections and exhibition policy. The five-year research project is being conducted by a consortium of fifteen cultural and scientific institutions.
Communities of Tacit Knowledge: Architecture and its Ways of Knowing, or TACK, is an Innovative Training Network, as part of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions within the European Framework Program Horizon 2020. It trains young researchers in understanding the specific knowledge that architects use when designing buildings and cities. TACK gathers ten major academic institutions, three leading cultural architectural institutions as well as nine distinguished architecture design offices. Collaboratively these partners offer an innovative PhD training program on the nature of tacit knowledge in architecture, resulting in ten parallel PhD projects.