Het Nieuwe Instituut (HNI)
Dr. ir. Dirk van den Heuvel is an Associate Professor of Architecture at Delft University of Technology. He heads the Jaap Bakema Study Centre, the research collaboration between the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of TU Delft, and Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam. The Jaap Bakema Study Centre develops a public research programme of exhibitions, books, events and PhD projects in connection with the Dutch national collection of architecture and urban planning, held by Het Nieuwe Instituut. Van den Heuvel received a Richard Rogers Fellowship from Harvard University in 2017, and was a Visiting Scholar at Monash University in Melbourne, in 2019. He was curator of the Dutch national pavilion for the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2014. Other exhibitions include Changing Ideals. Rethinking the House (Bureau Europa, 2008) and Art on Display 1949–69 (Calouste Gulbenkian Museum 2019). Publications he (co-)authored include Habitat: Ecology Thinking in Architecture (2020), Jaap Bakema and the Open Society (2018), Architecture and the Welfare State (2015), Team 10: In Search a Utopia the Present 1953–1981 (2005), Alison and Peter Smithson: From the House the Future to a House Today (2004).
Dr. Fatma Tanış is the coordinator of Jaap Bakema Study Centre at Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam and lectures at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, TU Delft. Prior to Delft, Tanış trained as an architect in İstanbul and Stuttgart. She holds Master’s degrees in Architectural History (ITU) and Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage (MSFAU). Having a particular interest in the in-between realm, she has explored the specificity of port cities through the notion of cosmopolitanism in her doctoral dissertation titled Urban Scenes of a Port City: Exploring Beautiful İzmir through Narratives of Cosmopolitan Practices (2022). Her other publications include Spatial Stories of İzmir (2020); Space, Represention, and Practice in the Formation of İzmir during the Long Nineteenth Century in Migrants and the Making the Urban-Maritime World: Agency and Mobility in Port Cities, c. 1570–1940, eds. Christina Reimann, Martin Öhman (New York, London: Routledge, 2020); and a themed issue Narratives #1: Mediterranean and Atlantic Cities (2021).