Building Care: Intersections of Healthcare and Architecture

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We are very pleased to announce the speakers for the symposium 'Building care: intersections of health and architecture (in alfabetical order):

Keynote speakers

  • Prof. Dr. Tim Cresswell

    Tim Cresswell is Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut. He is a human geographer by training and the author of six books on the role of place and mobility in cultural life, co-editor of four collections and an inaugural managing editor of the journal GeoHumanities.

  • Prof. Dr. Ken Worpole

    Ken Worpole is Emeritus Professor at Cities Institute London Metropolitan University, and has served on the UK government’s Urban Green Spaces Task Force, on the Expert Panel of the Heritage Lottery Fund, and as an adviser to the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment. He is the author of many books including Modern Hospice Design: the architecture of palliative care.

  • AnneMarie Eijkelenboom

    Ir. AnneMarie Eijkelenboom EDAC is an architect and researcher at EGM architects. She works mainly on the design of care projects, with a background on serial high quality housing. Her driving force is the challenge to design for a positive user experience of different people with their own needs and preferences. Besides her design activities she was involved in an interdisciplinary research project about the sense of home in nursing homes and started a PhD research at TU Delft about user experiences and preferences in hospitals.


  • Han Dijk

    Han Dijk

    Han Dijk is founding partner at Posad Spatial Strategies. He is lectures in urban design at the Academy of Architecture in Rotterdam and is guest lecturer in the Netherlands and abroad. Han is an experienced spatial designer in complex projects with a large amount of stakeholders, often in a political context.

    Han uses research by design to explore the future of cities on different scale levels. Examples are the ‘Atelier Almere 2030+’ for the sustainable growth of Almere (the fastest growing Dutch city), ‘LaboXX’ the densification of the 20th century ring of Antwerp and the ‘Agenda of the City’ the spatial vision for The Hague with a horizon to 2040.

    The past years he worked on several projects where transitions of cities, water, mobility and energy played an important role. He became project leader for the transformation of the train station areas of Leidschendam-Voorburg, Hoofddorp and Eindhoven. For the ministry of Infrastructure and Environment he developed the design principles of a healthy city and applied that is being used in several cities in the Netherlands.

  • Femke Feenstra

    Femke is director of de Jong Gortemaker Algra Architects and Engineers (dJGA). Feenstra is the youngest member of the Board of Directors (dJGA), a large multidisciplinairy Architects agency.

  • Roland Bal

    Roland is chair of the Healthcare Governance research group at the Institute of Policy & Management at Erasmus University Rotterdam. He is interested in the interaction of science, technology and society, which he studies in several contexts and in several empirical domains. From his PhD-study onwards he has been interested in science-policy relations, which is currently expressed in research on the Central Planning Bureau and the Dutch Academic Workplaces for public health. He is also involved in micro level studies, which have to do with the use of technologies in practice, mostly focusing on information technologies in health care. Currently, his research focus is making a shift towards different kinds of action-oriented research: how can and do we intervene in the practices that we study?

  • Daryl Martin

    Daryl's research interests are primarily located in the intersections of architecture, embodiment and health. In recent years he has completed research with Maggie's Centres, a charity which supports those with cancer, their families and friends. Maggie's Centres are buildings in which the qualities of spatial design are valued for their capacity to facilitate better caring practices, and Daryl's research focussed on the use of the buildings by centre staff, visitors and volunteers. He is currently working on a programme of research that follows architects as they design residential environments for later life. Specifically, this research is interested in how ideas of health, care and wellbeing are translated within architects' plans. From 2018, Daryl will be involved in a new project that is focused on hospital architecture and the impact of thinking on anti-microbial resistance on the design and use of clinical space.

  • Bernike Pasveer

    Bernike is Assistant Professor at the Department of Technology, Science & Society of FASoS/UM. Her research is focused on how knowledge and technologies (can be made to) travel between contexts; on the intricate calibrations of making knowledge/technologies work in new contexts; and on how this calibrating work might be made useful when knowledge/technologies travel. Within this framework she has worked on (medical) imaging; reproductive health and freedom of choice; technologies of childbirth; the learning body in sports; the travel of medical guidelines and protocols to developing countries. She is currently doing research on the topic of dignity and death, where she does fieldwork and observation at hospices as particular places of liminality between life and death.


Please direct any questions you might have concerning the symposium 'Building Care: Intersections of Health and Architecture' to the local organising committee via e-mail communicatie@eshpm.eur.nl