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  • Philip de Langes Allé 11, Bygning 72

    1435 København K

    Denmark

20052021
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Curriculum vitae

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.

Education/Academic qualification

Architecture and Urbanism, D.Sc. (Doctor of Science), ETH Zürich

Nov 2005May 2010

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

May 1996May 1997

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

Feb 1993Nov 1994

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

Feb 1989Nov 1992

Research area

  • City
  • Architecture
  • Architecture, Urbanism and Urban Planning
  • Urbanism and Demographic Change
  • Welfare Urbanism
  • Urban Securitization
  • Urban Regimes of Sustainability and Liveability
  • Spatial Visualisation
  • Theory and philosophy
  • Landscape

Projects 2005 2021

Research Output 2015 2018

Atlas of the Copenhagens

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

Publications: Book / Anthology / Thesis / ReportBookResearch

Copenhagen

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

Publications: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearch

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. (eds.). Arkitektens Forlag, p. 146-171 26 p.

Publications: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Dear Mayor...

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

Publications: Non-textual formContribution to exhibitionResearch

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

Simpson, D., 2017

Publications: Non-textual formContribution to exhibitionResearch

Activities 2013 2017

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

Deane Simpson (Lecturer)
2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution

"After the Villages" Lecture at Triple Canopy, New York City, USA.

Deane Simpson (Lecturer)
2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution

"Socio-Demographic Plastics" Lecture at KU Leuven School of Architecture, Brussels, Belgium

Deane Simpson (Lecturer)
2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution

Phd Supervisor: Louise Dedenroth Høj – Arkitektur & Demens: Nye modeller for plejebyggeri

Deane Simpson (Advisor)
2017 → …

Activity: Other activity typesSupervision and co-examiner