Katja Hogenboom is an architect, teacher, researcher and photographer. Currently she is working as PhD researcher at KTH School of Architecture, Stockholm, Sweden.
Her research interest is in an architecture that proposes an emancipatory alternative against the dominant discourses. Her research seeks to identify, from within the practice of architecture, a micro-politics of change that reinvents the idea of publicness and privacy through an estranging and spatial aesthetic that provides ground for enactments of new forms of emancipation.
Hogenboom graduated from the Technical University in Delft, The Netherlands with a MSc. in Architecture (2004). She worked in several offices in The Netherlands and Spain; she was in charge of the design and realization of exhibitions, urban design projects, housing and public buildings (among them regional police headquarters). In 2008 she started (with a grant from the cultural fund in the Netherlands) her own practice, developing a practice where research, teaching and the practice of architecture form an integrated whole. In 2010 Katja Hogenboom studio moved to Umeå, Sweden, where she started to work as an education developer and teacher in the second year bachelors at the Umeå school of Architecture.
Publications (since 2011)
The Possibility of a Triple Movement in Architecture - Strategies of Estrangement
PUBLICATIONS (since 2011)
Hogenboom, K. (forthcoming spring 2018) “Any-Space-Whatever – Setting the Stage in the Seattle Public Library” in Re-Thinking the Social in Architecture, eds. Sten Gromark, Jennifer Mack and Roemer van Toorn.
Hogenboom, K. (April, 2015) “Modulating Contradictions - Learning From Brancusi” for Lo-Res: Architectural Theory, Politics, and Criticism, eds. Helen Runting, Fredrik Torrison and Erik Sigge, Issue One: High-Rise, ISSN-2002-026000. p. 14-25.
Katja Hogenboom, Presentation, exhibition and participation in the 20 days course at Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art (affiliated to EGS: European Graduate School) with seminars and lectures around: Politics, Art and Estrangement. Exhibition title: Saas-Fee Art Demo. Performance together with Stephanie Greene: “This is a demo (for a way out)” Saas-Fee, Switzerland, 5-23 june 2015.
Katja Hogenboom, “Performative discourse - The Seattle Public Library case –“ presentation in the seminar On Theory and Method: Material Conditions. LTH School of Architecture. Lund, 23-24 April 2015.
Katja Hogenboom, “And/Other -The Possibility of Emancipating Architecture –“ PhD 50% seminar with Keller Easterling (Yale University, USA) as external examiner. Umeå School of Architecture, Umeå, Sweden, 03 February 2015.
Katja Hogenboom, “The Possibilities of Emancipating Architecture - Strategies of Estrangement” Higher Seminar; Presentation and discussion of my PhD research in seminar with Inez Weisman, Umeå School of Architecture, Umeå, Sweden, 28 October, 2014.
Katja Hogenboom, “Towards Emancipatory practices - Architecture and its working” seminar On Theory and Method: Critical Historiography with Helena Mattsson and Tom Avermaete, KTH School of Architecture, Stockholm, 8-9 December, 2014.
Katja Hogenboom, “Hacking the Code“ paper for exhibition with Janek Ozmin, Hannes Frykholm, Katja Hogenboom, Roemer van Toorn, Juri Soolep. The Extraordinary Life of Elements. Umeå School of Architecture, Umeå, September 2014.
Katja Hogenboom, “From Visual to Image from Illustration to Time-Image” paper and presentation in the research seminar with Lars Lerup, Umeå School of Architecture, 1 November, 2014.
Katja Hogenboom, “What Images Do?” presentation, Research Days Fine Arts, Fine Arts School, Umeå, 23 October 2013.
Katja Hogenboom, "The Possibility of Emancipating Architecture - Categories of Estrangement -" presentation, paper in the International Symposium "Rethinking the Social in Architecture", Umea School of Architecture, Umeå, 6-8 febr. 2013.
Katja Hogenboom, "Estrangement in Architecture" presentation in the PhD Research Weekend: Practice by Design, St. Lucas, Ghent, Belgium, 23-25 November, 2012.
Katja Hogenboom, “Saas-Fee Art Demo”, curator, Saas-Fee, Switzerland, 22 june 2015.
Katja Hogenboom, “This is a demo (for a way out)”. Performance together with Stephanie Greene: Saas-Fee, Switzerland, 22 june 2015.
Katja Hogenboom, “Hacking the Code“ paper and panel in the exhibition with Janek Ozmin, Hannes Frykholm, Katja Hogenboom, Roemer van Toorn, Juri Soolep. The Extraordinary Life of Elements. Umeå School of Architecture, Umeå, September 2014.