Dutch connections: Essays on international relationships in architectural history in honour of Herman van Bergeijk


Sjoerd van Faassen
RKD — Nederlands Instituut voor Kunstgeschiedenis
Carola Hein
Delft University of Technology
Phoebus Panigyrakis
Delft University of Technology


Throughout his career, Herman van Bergeijk built his own unique expertise on the Dutch 19th and early 20th century architectural history. He has become an inspiration for scholars in the Netherlands, Europe and beyond. The extraordinary response of colleagues when asked to contribute a chapter in this Festschrift stands as an example of Herman’s widespread influence. Invitations for keynotes and lectures or courses keep reaching him, and he will continue to teach and write. He has an open invitation to teach in China and still bubbles with ideas for yet another new publication series or journal. Several PhD students continue to rely on his guidance and will keep him engaged at the faculty. Herman thrives on lively discussions, in which he often plays devil’s advocate and tries to be as contrary as possible. I am convinced that we will continue to collaborate and battle on diverse topics, notably the role of history in the design of future architecture. Retirement is just another step in Herman’s career.

Author Biographies

Sjoerd van Faassen, RKD — Nederlands Instituut voor Kunstgeschiedenis

Sjoerd van Faassen has been head of Collections at the Museum of Dutch Literature and is currently associated researcher at the RKD — Netherlands Institute for Art History, both in The Hague. In cooperation with Hans Renders (University of Groningen), he is currently writing a biography of Theo van Doesburg. He specialises in international modernist networks, and has published Van De Stijl en Het Overzicht tot De Driehoek. Belgisch-Nederlandse netwerken in het modernistische interbellum (with August Hans den Boef). Together with Herman van Bergeijk, he recently published De kleur lost de architectonische ruimte op. De briefwisseling tussen Theo van Doesburg en architect C.R. de Boer, 1920-1929, and an essay on Van Doesburg’s colour schemes for the renovated Stadt-Theater in Jena in 1921-1922.

Carola Hein, Delft University of Technology

Carola Hein is Professor and Head of the History of Architecture and Urban Planning at Delft University of Technology. She has published and lectured widely on topics in contemporary and historical architectural and urban planning – notably in Europe and Japan. Among other major grants, she received a Guggenheim Fellowship to pursue research on The Global Architecture of Oil and an Alexander von Humboldt fellowship to investigate large scale urban transformation in Hamburg in international context between 1842 and 2008. Her current interest is the study of international networks and the transmission of architectural and urban ideas along these networks, focusing specifically on port cities and the global architecture of oil. She has authored The Capital of Europe. Architecture and Urban Planning for the European Union, and has edited Adaptive Strategies for Water Heritage: Past, Present and Future; The Routledge Handbook of Planning History; Port Cities: Dynamic Landscapes and Global Networks; (with Pierre Laconte) Brussels: Perspectives on a European Capital; Bruxelles l’Europí©ene: Capitale de qui? Ville de qui?/ European Brussels. Whose capital? Whose city?; (with Philippe Pelletier) Cities, Autonomy and Decentralization in Japan; (with Jeffry Diefendorf & Yorifusa Ishida) Rebuilding Urban Japan after 1945.

Phoebus Panigyrakis, Delft University of Technology

Phoebus Panigyrakis is an architect and academic based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He holds a professional degree from the University of Patras (2014) and a doctoral degree from TU Delft (2020). He is currently teaching History and Theory of Architecture in the Master’s programmes of TU Delft and Fontys Academy while holding a lecturer’s position at HZ University. He has received research fellowships from the Andrew Mellon Foundation, Limmat Foundation and Creative Funds NL, as well as architectural design awards from the Greek government and the Onassis Foundation. He has also been awarded research fellowships at MIT and the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) during his doctoral studies; his dissertation topic was the mid-century history of the architectural magazine Architectural Record.



December 22, 2020

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