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Claudia Westermann
Works at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Attended CAiiA, Planetary Collegium, University of Plymouth
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The MArch (Des) programme takes advantage of XJTLU’s unique position in a country in which the dynamics of rapid urbanisation are felt strongly, and help to articulate the questions with which architects all over the world are confronted. It takes its local context as a driver for developing studio design briefs and frameworks leading to the edge of current debates. - See more at: http://academic.xjtlu.edu.cn/arch/programmes?menuCode=001#sthash.8QQ5bMOi.dpuf
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SIP Excellent Educator Award 2014.
With me on stage from XJTLU, from right to left: Kam Feng Yuan - CSSE. Stan Everitt - PEC. (Me.) And Rebecca Kiddle, UPD.
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A recent addition to the Village Museum in Bucharest - not finished yet (obviously).
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A very nice portfolio by Bao Lijia - one of our first graduates at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in Suzhou, China.
Portfolio of Architecture Projects by Bao Lijia
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Where is Everyday Life?

Mark Cousins' Friday lectures recommence by addressing the architectural and artistic use of the category ‘everyday life’ – a realm which seems immune to interpretation. The course seeks to show how the 'everyday' relates to the Cliché (the topic of last year’s lectures) and demonstrates that the phrase is imbued with philosophical presuppositions: it can mean the given, appearance or sometimes the concrete. 'Everyday' frequently involves the use of what the course represents as the 'imaginary'.
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The first edition of the yearbook of the Department of Architecture at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University presents student works created during the academic year 2013 - 2014. The yearbook exemplifies the new model for Chinese architectural education for which the department was commended by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in their validation report for the Bachelor in Architecture. It is thus also a showcase of the creative culture that has guided the first graduating cohort of students in taking first steps to successful international careers as sensitive designers.

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Organised by XJTLU's Learning and Teaching Enhancement Office (LTE), Wednesday's event was a chance for colleagues and University management to join together to recognise the talent and dedication of the teaching faculty at this University. The Prizes covered three areas: Outstanding Teaching ...
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Professor of Architecture  / Head of Department
Head of Architecture Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) embodies a whole new way of being a global university and is set to become the most international university in China. It is an English language university located near Shanghai, which fro...
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from our ARC305 studio "Shanghai Picks" final crit in December. Exhibition coming up in March.
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DESIGN SHANGHAI 2013 - Aesthetics City is running until March 30.
http://en.design-shanghai.com/

see also
http://sh.sina.com.cn/z/designshanghai/
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Architect/Artist
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  • Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
    Associate Professor in Architecture, 2012 - present
  • LITRA :: Laboratory for Inhabitable Theories and Research in Architecture
    Founder, Architect/Artist, 2001 - present
  • Vienna University of Technology
    Univ. Ass. Postdoc, Architectural Design, 2006 - 2010
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architect | artist | teacher, currently based in China
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www.litra-design.com     blog.litra-design.com 
 
With a basis and postgraduate degrees in both Architecture and Media Fine Arts, and a PhD in Art, Science and Technology (*), Claudia Westermann's research and related art/design portfolio lies at the intersection of art/architecture, technology research and epistemology. It emphasizes questions on the relation of the material to the virtual world, and essentially addresses questions of place (making). Her works have been exhibited and presented internationally at conferences and at over 30 exhibitions, e.g., at the Venice Biennale (Architecture), the Moscow International Film Festival, ISEA Symposium for the Electronic Arts in Japan, and the ZKM (Center for Art and Media) in Karlsruhe, Germany. 

Claudia Westermann is a passionate teacher. She has been invited to workshops, lectures and critiques at various universities including at the Architectural Association (AA), the Bartlett, Zurich University of the Arts, School of the Art Institute Chicago, and Innsbruck University. She currently holds the position of an Associate Professor in Architecture at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in Suzhou, China. Previously she held the position of a Senior Lecturer in Architectural Design (univ. Ass. postdoc) at the Vienna University of Technology in Austria from 2006 to 2010.
 
Claudia Westermann's current practice and research focus on a theory, and related poetic discourse entitled "Inhabitable Theories”.  In this context, she has developed performative lectures for the architects of the poetic present since 2003.


(*) 1 - University of Karlsruhe (now KIT), Germany | 2 - Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (HfG) at the Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe (ZKM), Germany | 3 – Center for Advanced Inquiry in the Integrative Arts (CAiiA), Planetary Collegium, University of Plymouth, UK


Education
  • CAiiA, Planetary Collegium, University of Plymouth
    PhD, 2003 - 2011
  • Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (HfG)
    Media Fine Arts, 1999 - 2003
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
    Architecture (Dipl. Ing.), 1991 - 1999
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