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Dr Eva Branscome
22 Gordon Street
London
United Kingdom
WC1H 0QB
Appointment
  • UCL Teaching Fellow
  • The Bartlett School of Architecture
  • Faculty of the Built Environment
Biography

Dr Eva Branscome is an Austrian-American architectural historian and writer based in London, where her research covers many aspects of the history of modern architecture. Her accomplishments in protecting architectural heritage of the most recent past, when working for eight years for the Twentieth Century Society, led to the addition of more than 50 buildings on the statutory list of historic buildings in England and Scotland; these include the US Embassy, Barbican, Lloyds and the University of East Anglia. Having completed her doctorate on a rethinking of Postmodernism through the work of Hans Hollein under the supervision of Professor Adrian Forty she was awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship by the Gerda Henkel Foundation to research the Museum Abteiberg in Mönchengladbach, widely-known as Hollein’s masterpiece that opened in the early-1980s. She has been teaching at University College London since 2012. Her book Hans Hollein and Postmodernism: Art and Architecture on Austria, 1958-1985 was published by Routledge in December 2017.

See documentary on current research:

Episode 1

http://www.lisa.gerda-henkel-stiftung.de/alles_ist_architektur?nav_id=6320

Episode 2

http://www.lisa.gerda-henkel-stiftung.de/kunst_im_deutschen_manchester?nav_id=6321

Episode 3

http://www.lisa.gerda-henkel-stiftung.de/die_inneren_werte?nav_id=6322

Episode 4 (main interviews in German and English)

http://www.lisa.gerda-henkel-stiftung.de/das_generalinterview_mit_dr._eva_branscome?nav_id=6323

Research Summary

Eva Branscome's research interest include:

- 20th-century architecture in Austria, Germany and the UK

- Avant-garde art

- Museums, exhibitions design and curatorial practice

- Photography as a medium between architecture and culture

- Cities as complex cultural constructions

- Migration of ideas and people and how this is readable within the urban fabric

- Domesticity

- Renegade urban art forms such as street art

Teaching Summary

I have been teaching at the Bartlett School of Architecture since 2015 in several capacities. For the BSA’s professional courses, this includes running History and Theory tutorial groups in the BSc Architecture (Year 3) and MArch Architecture (Year 4), as well as supervising some MArch Architecture (Year 5) theses. For the non-professional courses, I have led field visits/seminars for the MA Architectural History (MAAH), and am the leader for the introductory module on the MA Architecture and Historic Urban Environments (MAHUE), as well as supervising several design-based MAHUE Theses.


Currently I am also acting as Departmental Tutor for the BSc Hons Architecture course.


Prior to teaching at the Bartlett I had also been running and teaching modules in the UCL History of Art Department, namely Architecture and Modernity: Urban Spaces – Urban Living, as well as Architecture, Photography and the Twentieth Century City, and the Thematic Seminar: Art and the City.

Academic Background
  AFHEA ATQ02 - Recognised by the HEA as an Associate Fellow  
2014 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Architecture History and Theory University College London
1999 MSc Master of Science – History of Architecture University College London
1991 BSc Bachelor of Science – Interior Design University of North Carolina
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