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Personlig profil


Deane Simpson is an architect, urbanist and educator teaching and researching at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture, Copenhagen, where he is professor and co-leader with Charles Bessard of the masters program Urbanism and Societal Change. He is formerly professor at the Bergen School of Architecture (BAS), unit master at the Architectural Association in London, faculty member at the ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) in Zürich, tutor at the Aarhus School of Architecture and Senior Researcher at the ETH SEC Future Cities Laboratory. Formerly an associate at Diller + Scofidio in New York, he led or worked on several projects including Blur Building, Travelogues, Eyebeam, ICA Boston, Brasserie, and Rapid Growth. He received his doctorate from the ETH Zürich, masters degree in architecture from Columbia University in New York and Bachelor of Architecture with Honours from The University of Auckland. Deane is a recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship, SOM Foundation Fellowship, Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Memorial Prize at Columbia University, and recipient of research grants from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction, SEC-Future Cities Laboratory, ETH TH-project, Statens Kunstfond, Dreyers Fond, Husbanken, Velux Fonden, Martha and Paul Kerrn-Jespersens Fond, 15. Juni Fonden, Danish Ministry of Housing, Urban and Rural Affairs, and Realdania. His research addresses contemporary forms of socio-spatial transformation at the intersection of demographic change and processes of modernization, globalization, neo-liberalization and welfare state transformation. His research has been published in journals such as Volume (Archis), Arbitare, Harvard Design Magazine, AD (Architectural Design), The Architectural Review, MONU, SAM and Archithese and in books such as Explorations in Architecture, Urban Transformations, Infrastructure as Architecture, Media and Urban Space, Imperfect Health: The Medicalization of Architecture, and Deviations: A Manual of Architecture. He is the co-author of the monograph Diller + Scofidio (+ Renfro): The Ciliary Function, published by Skira in 2007; author of Young-Old: Urban Utopias of an Aging Society published by Lars Müller Publishers in 2015; co-editor of The City Between Freedom and Security published by Birkhauser in 2017; and co-editor of Atlas of the Copenhagens published by Ruby Press in 2018.

Uddannelse (Akademiske kvalifikationer)

arkitektur og byplanlægning, D.Sc. (Doctor of Science), ETH Zürich

nov. 2005maj 2010

arkitektur, M.S. (AAD) (Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design), Columbia University

maj 1996maj 1997

arkitektur, B.Arch. (Hons.) (Auck.), University of Auckland

feb. 1993nov. 1994

arkitektur, B.B.Sc. (Bachelor of Building Science), Victoria University

feb. 1989nov. 1992


  • By
  • Bygningskunst
  • Architecture, Urbanism and Urban Planning
  • Urbanism and Demographic Change
  • Welfare Urbanism
  • Urban Securitization
  • Urban Regimes of Sustainability and Liveability
  • Spatial Visualisation
  • Teori og filosofi
  • Landskab

Projekter 2005 2021

SDW: Danske Velfærdsrum

Raahauge, K. M., Lotz, K., Simpson, D., Ahnfeldt-Mollerup, M., Pedersen, M., johannessen, R., Grønbæk, N., Petersson, D., Pagh, J. & Søberg, M.


Projekter: ProjektForskning


The Intergenerational City

Simpson, D.


Projekter: ProjektForskning

The City Between Freedom and Security: Contested Public Spaces in the 21st Century

Simpson, D., Jensen, V. & Rubing, A.


Projekter: ProjektForskning

Publikationer 2015 2018

Atlas of the Copenhagens

Simpson, D. (red.), Gimmel, K. (red.), Lonka, A. (red.), Jay, M. (red.) & Grootens, J. (red.), 2018, Ruby Press. 480 s.

Publikation: Bog / Antologi / Afhandling / RapportBogForskning


Simpson, D. & Rasmussen, C. O., 2018, The Potato Plan Collection: 40 Cities through the Lens of Patrick Abercrombie. Züger, M. & Christiaanse, K. (red.). NAi Publishers, s. 82-87 6 s.

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportBidrag til bog/antologiForskning

Between ‘Circumscribed’ Neoliberalism and Welfarism: Copenhagen under the Metric Regimes of the ‘Competitive’ and ‘Attractive’ City

Simpson, D., 2017, Forming Welfare. Rosenberg Bendsen, J., Jerl Jensen, M., Lotz, K., Raahauge, K. M., Simpson, D. & Vindum, K. (red.). Arkitektens Forlag, s. 146-171 26 s.

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportBidrag til bog/antologiForskningpeer review

Dear Mayor...

Simpson, D., Rubing, A. & Jensen, V., 2017

Publikation: Bidrag der ikke har en tekstformBidrag til udstillingForskning

Drawings from Young-Old: Urban Utopias of an Aging Society

Simpson, D., 2017

Publikation: Bidrag der ikke har en tekstformBidrag til udstillingForskning

Aktiviteter 2013 2017

"The City between Freedom and Security" Lecture at Oslo Architecture Association, Book Event, Oslo, Norway

Deane Simpson (Foredragsholder)

Aktivitet: Tale eller præsentation - typerForedrag og mundtlige bidrag

"Atlas of the Copenhagens" Talk with Kathrin Gimmel at: Talktown, Copenhagen, Session: ‘Mere feministisk byplanlægning’

Deane Simpson (Oplægsholder)

Aktivitet: Tale eller præsentation - typerForedrag og mundtlige bidrag

Invited Critic, Design Academy Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Deane Simpson (Censor)

Aktivitet: Andre aktivitetstyperRådgivnings- og konsulentvirksomhed

"Young-Old" Lecture at Design Academy Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Deane Simpson (Foredragsholder)

Aktivitet: Tale eller præsentation - typerForedrag og mundtlige bidrag