Janno Martens

Janno Martens

Janno Martens (1990) studied Philosophy and Architecture History at the University of Amsterdam. He specialised in postwar French philosophy and Dutch architecture from the same era. Among several publications about the Dutch structuralist movement and its aftermath are an essay on the relation between Aldo van Eyck and Carel Visser in Aldo van Eyck. Orphanage and Playgrounds (Architectura & Natura, 2018), the Amsterdam Nieuwmarkt urban renewal scheme in Hans Hagenbeek architect (Architectura & Natura, 2019), and an article about the similarities between Dutch structuralism and the work of Dutch studio RAAAF for the cahier ONTO (forthcoming University Press Antwerp). He worked as research assistant for Prof. Dr. Erik Rietveld, co-authoring an article about ‘social affordances’ and material engagement theory in Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences (Rietveld, Rietveld & Martens, 2018). He worked as coordinator of the Jaap Bakema Study Centre in Rotterdam, which links the State Archive for Dutch Architecture and Planning with the research agenda of the Architecture department at TU Delft. He is currently a PhD fellow at KU Leuven on the project Architectural Space Taught and Thought. Trading Zones of the Concept of Space 1945-1980, led by Prof. Dr. Rajesh Heynickx, Prof. Dr. Filip Mattens and Prof. Dr. Stéphane Symons.