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The Curatorial Research Collective (CRC) is a fledgling research and design group dedicated to the theories and practices of architecture culture, developing critical positions on architecture through research, exhibitions, and public programs. Embedded within the chair of Architecture History and Theory at the Department of the Built Environment in TU Eindhoven, the Curatorial Research Collective is directed dr. Sergio M. Figueiredo and supported by Prof. Bernard Colenbrander.
The CRC has created exhibitions, organized public programs, and conducted research projects that have been presented, among others, at Het Nieuwe Instituut, the Dutch Design Week, and TUe.
Sergio M. Figueiredo
Sergio M. Figueiredo is an author, curator and architect. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Architecture History and Theory at TU Eindhoven. Previously, as a Fulbright scholar, he completed a doctoral dissertation at UCLA in Los Angeles, where he also collaborated with CityLAB, UCLA’s urban think tank, and was a founding member of the curatorial group Hi-C. He has curated several architecture exhibitions, including more recently Eindhoven Eight (2016) and CampusPlan (2017). He has also contributed to many publications, from Places and ARQ, to DomusWeb and Volume, as well as guest-editing OASE 99. His first book, The NAi Effect: Creating Architecture Culture, was published in 2016 by nai010.
senior doctoral advisor
Bernard Colenbrander is Professor of Architecture History and Theory at TU Eindhoven. In the 1980s and 90s, he worked for the Nederlands Architectuurinstituut (NAi), eventually as head-curator. His publications include Stijl: Norm en Handschrift in de Nederlandse Architectuur (1993), Reference: OMA, The Sublime Start of an Architectural Generation (1995), De Verstrooide Stad (1999, dissertation), Frans van Gool: Leven en Werk (2005), Limes Atlas (2005, in collaboration with MUST) and De Kroon: Een Europese Wolkenkrabber (2012, in collaboration with Christian Rapp). Most recently he published Nederlandse Kunst in de Wereld (2015, in collaboration with Ton Bevers, Johan Heilbron and Nico Wilterdink) and David Chipperfield: The Embedded Nomad (2016, in collaboration with Christian Rapp).
Hüsnü Yegenoglu studied architecture at the Darmstadt Technical University in Germany where he received his degree cum laude. He has been a member of the Aesthetics Committee of for the city of Amsterdam and the Dutch Architecture Fund. He currently is assistant professor at TU Eindhoven where he teaches architectural analysis and architectural design. In 2016 he received his PhD for a thesis on the social and architectural transformation of a pre-war neighbourhood in Amsterdam. He is a member of the editorial board of the architectural journal OASE and is the co-founder of chronotopos.com, a website that focuses on the inscriptions of cultural and power-related alterations in architectural space.
Dario Sposini is a Master student in architecture at TU Eindhoven. Previously he achieved his bachelor degree in architecture at Politecnico of Milano. He cooperated with TAAT (Theatre as Architecture, Architecture as a Theatre, Maastricht) and the architect Breg Horenmans. They worked together to the realization of PSSST, an installation that aims to bridge the gap between audience and actors, presented in Rotterdam in September 2015. At TU Eindhoven he was Associate Curator and fundraising manager for the exhibition Eindhoven Eight that has been presented within the University, at the Dutch Design Week 2016 and at Het Nieuwe Instituut. He’s now completing an internship at Wenink | Holtkamp Architecten in Eindhoven.
Matteo Basso is a full time Teaching Assistant at TU Eindhoven. He recently graduated Cum Laude from his Masters in Architecture in TU/e after a Bachelor in Architecture at the Politecnico di Torino. He has working experience in architecture and construction firms specialized in restoration, conservation and renovation in the Italian architectural landscape. He has collaborated with PLinTO association on several installation projects and events on architecture culture production. At CRC he was Associate Curator and Production Manager for the exhibition Eindhoven Eight that has been presented at TU/e, the Dutch Design Week 2016 and Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam.
Justin Agyin is a master student in architecture at TU Eindhoven and has been a junior researcher in the CRC team since late 2016. He is currently involved in the project Eindhoven School Revisited. Concurrently, he is a student-assistant for the chair of Smart Architectural Technologies at TU/e’s Department of the Built Environment and has previously collaborated with the department’s exhibition committee CASA Vertigo, where he co-curated and produced several exhibitions. In addition, he has been a Commissioner of Public Relations as board member of AnArchi, a student-association for Architecture, where he co-organized the lecture series Making Architecture. Furthermore, he has also been editor-in-chief for the built environment magazine Chepos and is currently editor-in-chief for the architecture journal Archiprint.
Lennart Arpots (1993) is a master student of Architecture at TU Eindhoven and is a junior researcher at the CRC since late 2016. He is currently involved in the project Eindhoven School Revisited. Previously, Lennart has done extensive research at various archival institutions into the 1969 Cityplan for Eindhoven by the firm of Van den Broek & Bakema. In addition to his work at the CRC, he writes for local architecture magazines such as Chepos and ArchiPrint and works as a research assistant for the UrbanLab of the faculty's urbanism chair.
Judith de Blok
Nina van Geffen
Thijs van Tetering
Nick van de Werdt