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Dr Torsten Schmiedeknecht DipArch MArch PhD Architect ARB

Deputy Head of School, Reader in Architecture Architecture


    Personal Statement

    I am a registered architect and studied architecture at TU Darmstadt in Germany, and the Polytechnic of Central London. Before taking a full-time post at Liverpool, I taught part-time at Kingston and Liverpool, and practised in Germany and the UK. Previously I had also worked in practice in France and in Greece.
    My research interests include the representation of architecture in print media; architectural competitions; and rationalism in C20 architecture. I have co-edited two volumes on C20 rationalism, and a further two on the relationship between fame and architecture.
    In July 2016 I was awarded an RIBA Research Trust Award for a two year project to investigate postwar architecture in children’s picture books: The representation of Modern Architecture through illustrations in postwar British Children’s Literature. This research was presented in an exhibition at RIBA North in Liverpool from the end of March to the end of May 2019. A co-authored paper, with Dr Emma Hayward, 'Absent Architectures' is published in the Journal of Architecture 24.4 and I am currently preparing a second paper on the representation of modern architecture in children's literature in the UK.
    My latest book, Modernism and the Professional Architecture Journal - Reporting, editing and reconstructing in postwar Europe, co-edited with Andrew Peckham, was published by Routledge in July 2018 and I will shortly begin work on a monograph on the German architecture journal Baumeister.