Authors/roemer van toorn
Roemer van Toorn is an architect and Professor of Architecture Theory, at UMA School of Architecture, Umeå, Sweden. He was formerly the head of the PhD research school at the Berlage Institute, the Netherlands, a guest professor at the Technical University of Delft and at the Universität der Künste, Berlin.
Architecture in Effect (Two volumes)
Volume 1: Rethinking the Social in Architecture: Making Effects Volume 2: After Effects: Theories and Methodologies in Architectural Research vol 1: Sten Gromark, Jennifer Mack, Roemer van Toorn vol 2: Edited by Hélène Frichot with Gunnar Sandin & Bettina Schwalm Architecture in Effect presents research on the co-constitution of architecture and the social by addressing concrete problems and forwarding explorative theories and methodologies. The book compromises a wide-ranging collection of essays emerging from a multi-year research collective that has brought together partners from Sweden, the Nordic countries, the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States. The socially oriented perspective of Volume #1, Rethinking the Social, is complemented by discussions of architectural and transdisciplinary theories and methodologies in Volume #2, After Effects. Together these twin volumes reflect on topics such as the utopian idea of a welfare state, the role of intersubjective and non-human points of view, and the impact of historical and current images on the making of realities. The task of these