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Johan Voordouw

Johan is an assistant professor at the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.

Prior to his appointment at Carleton he taught at the Leicester School of Architecture, De Montfort University and London Southbank University London in the U.K.

Johan graduated from the Bartlett, University College London (2007 & 2009), and the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg (2003). While at the Bartlett he was in Unit 20 led by Shaun Murray, Marjan Colletti in his first year and Marjan and Marcos Cruz in his subsequent years.

He has worked in a number of professional offices practicing in the Netherlands, Canada, and England. His most notable office was Foster + Partners where he worked on projects in Malaysia and China.

Johan’s work has been extensively published and exhibited including: Magazin Gallery, Vienna (2018), the Academy of Fine Art, Vienna (2015), International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (2014), Royal Academy Summer Show London (2011 & 2010) and Venice Biennale (2010). He has two planned exhibitions in late 2018 and early 2020.

His research interests are broad, but focus on issues of intent, authority, and authorship to contextualize digital and computational thinking and production within established historical and theoretical discourse. His current work New Image of Home, and Cloud Formations explore two very different aspects of architecture. NIH is an analysis of Canadian single family housing from 1956-2017 using analysis tools to understand the evolution of the Canadian Home. Cloud Formations is a speculative project using alternative drawing and modelling methods to consider novel architectural futures.