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

Professor Architecture

    Research

    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

    ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL

    March 2013 - June 2013

    Open Planning 2

    ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL

    February 2014 - October 2014

    Rhythmanalysis

    ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL

    February 2013 - March 2014

    Cinematic Geographies of Battersea: Urban Interface & Site-Specific Spatial Knowledge

    ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL

    June 2012 - September 2013

    Beyond the Constructivist Museum: Re-Thinking Gallery Education

    ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL

    February 2013 - May 2013

    Research Collaborations

    Mike Stubbs and Roger McKinley

    External: Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT)

    Rhythmanalysis. Funded by Creative Exchange. http://thecreativeexchange.org/projects/rhythmanalysis-0

    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 Andong Lu

    External: Nanjing University

    Quantitative Study of Narrative Systems in Historic Urban Environments.

    Prof Francois Penz

    External: University of Cambridge

    Cinematic Geographies of Battersea. Funded by the AHRC. http://cinematicbattersea.blogspot.co.uk

    Janet Dugdale and Sharon Brown

    External: National Museums Liverpool (NML)

    Lumière Films. http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/mol/visit/galleries/overhead/lumiere.aspx

    Luis Urbano

    External: Universidade do Porto

    Ruptura Silenciosa. Funded by the Fundação para a Ciência ea Tecnologia. http://www.rupturasilenciosa.com