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Prof Richard Koeck Dipl.-Ing. (FH), M.Phil. (Cantab), Ph.D. (Cantab)

Professor Architecture


CAVA | Centre for Architecture and the Visual Arts

Prof Koeck is Director of CAVA.Centre for Architecture and the Visual Arts (CAVA)

Richard’s research is situated in Architecture and Design theory and practice, where he provides insight into, and defines new ways of thinking about the representation of and engagement with architectural and urban forms, narratives and creative design practices. His research combines three principle interlocking knowledge domains: space, media and people. Richard’s research is often applied to architectural/urban design, digital heritage, urban advertising and placemaking projects. His work is methodologically underpinned by the use of theories and techniques that bridge analogue and digital culture, including digital film/animations, 3D and holographic capture, digital databases and mapping, spatial and immersive media. He is interested in receiving applications of prospective PhD students in the following areas.

> Film, Digital Media & Architecture
> Locative Media & Spatial Computation
> Creative Design Practice & Digital Placemaking
> Outdoor Advertising and City Branding

Research Grants
  • Open Planning
  • The Lumière brothers and the Liverpool Overhead Railway. Joint application with National Museums of Liverpool.
  • Open Planning 2
  • Rhythmanalysis
  • Cinematic Geographies of Battersea: Urban Interface & Site-Specific Spatial Knowledge
  • Beyond the Constructivist Museum: Re-Thinking Gallery Education
Research Collaborations

Mike Stubbs and Roger McKinley

External: Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT)

Rhythmanalysis. Funded by Creative Exchange.

Prof Andong Lu

External: Nanjing University

Quantitative Study of Narrative Systems in Historic Urban Environments.

Research Grant with Professor Nan Zhang

External: Central South University China

Research Grant in collaboration with colleagues from Central South University and University of Cambridge.

Funding body: National Natural Science Foundation of China.
Title: A Quantitative Study of the Narrative System in Historic Urban Environments. Professor Nan Zhang (PI) (Department of
Architecture and Urban Planning, Central South University), (CI) Dr Andong Lu (University of Cambridge), (CI) Dr Richard Koeck, University of Liverpool, (CI) Mr Amir Soltani (University of Cambridge).
Period of Funding: 4 Years (2012.01-2015.12). Award Number: 51178465/E080101. Value: CNY 500,000 (circa £50,000K).

Prof Francois Penz

External: University of Cambridge

Cinematic Geographies of Battersea. Funded by the AHRC.

Janet Dugdale and Sharon Brown

External: National Museums Liverpool (NML)

Lumière Films.

Luis Urbano

External: Universidade do Porto

Ruptura Silenciosa. Funded by the Fundação para a Ciência ea Tecnologia.

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