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Chair of Sociology, Department of Architecture, ETH Zürich, 23. September 2018

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Dr. Lindsay Blair Howe
Research and Teaching Associate

ETH Zürich

Departement Architektur

HIL E 61.2

Stefano-Franscini-Platz 5

8093 Zürich Hönggerberg

 

Tel.: +41 44 633 90 81

E-Mail: howe@arch.ethz.ch

 

 

 

Lindsay Blair Howe trained as an architect. She received her Bachelor of Science in Architecture and minor in Global Culture and Commerce from the University of Virginia, and her Master of Science in Architecture from the ETH Zurich with a concentration in urban design. She gained professional architectural experience with offices in the U.S., Germany, and Switzerland prior to her doctoral studies. Her research into structural spatial inequality in Johannesburg, South Africa was funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, Sawiris Foundation, and USAID.

 

 

 

Selected Publications

 

“Paradigm Johannesburg: Control and insurgency in South African urban development.” Article. In: International Development Planning Review. Liverpool University Press (forthcoming August 2018).


“The Extended Urbanization of Johannesburg.” Article. In: Jahrbuch. 2017: gta Press, Zurich.


Thinking through Peripheries: Structural Spatial Inequality in Johannesburg. Doctoral dissertation. 2017: ETH Zurich Department of Architecture.

 

“Constancy and Change: Marlboro South as an Interstice of Marginalization and Development in the Gauteng City-Region. Report 8. Spatial Transformation through Transit-Oriented Development in Johannesburg Research Report Series. 2017: South African Research Chair in Spatial Analysis and City Planning. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

 

“Earth Matter(s)!” Article. In: Interior Matter. Harvard Symposium on Architecture (Moe and Gardner eds.). SOLID Harvard GSD series, a+t 47. With Anna Heringer. 2017: a+t publishers, Madrid.

 

“Equal H2O: Mapping Access through Interviews.” Article. In: Water. An Atlas. 2017: Guerilla Cartography, Oakland.

 

“Delvers Close. A Toehold in the Big City.” Book chapter. In: Architecture in Johannesburg. Past and Present Reflecting in Buildings of Apartheid (Dechmann et al. eds.). With Alfredo Brillembourg and Daniel Schwarz. 2015: Fourthwall Books, Johannesburg.

 

“Experimental Utopias.” Article. In: trans 25: Spekulativ. 2014: gta Press, Zurich.

 

“Persistence, Distance, Architecture.” Article. In: trans 22: Haltung. 2013: gta Press, Zurich.


Post-Apartheid Urbanism. Master’s thesis. With Vanessa Joos. 2012: ETH Zurich Department of

Architecture.

 

“The SUDU Project.” Article. In: PLAT Architectural Journal, Volume 1.5. 2011: Rice University Press,

Houston.

 

 

Selected Presentations

 

“Thinking through Peripheries: Structural Spatial Inequality in Johannesburg.” Association of American Geographers Conference, New Orleans. 11 April 2018.

 

“Learning from Johannesburg. Doctoral research with smartphone technologies.” South African Academic Achievers Tour, ETH Audimax, Zurich. 2 October 2017.

 

“Inequality and Spatial Structural Structure. The Extended Urban Region of Johannesburg.” PhD thesis defense, ETH Zurich, Prof. Dr. Christian Schmid, Zurich. 16 August 2017.

 

“Transdisciplinary Mobility Mapping with VGI in Johannesburg.” Nordic Geographers Meeting, Stockholm. 19 June 2017.

 

“Entanglements, Adjustments, Complex Realities. Urbanization through the Lens of Johannesburg.” BSc lecture series, Université de Neuchâtel, Prof. Dr. Yvonne Riano, Neuchâtel. 1 June 2017.

 

“Transdisciplinary Mobility Mapping with VGI in Johannesburg.” PhD colloquium lecture series, Université de Neuchâtel, Prof. Dr. Yvonne Riano, Neuchâtel. 1 June 2017.

 

“Constancy and Change: Marlboro South as an Interstice of Marginalization and Development in the Gauteng City-Region.” University of the Witwatersrand lecture series “SARChi” in Spatial Analysis and City Planning, Prof. Dr. Phil Harrison, Johannesburg. 9 September 2016.

 

“Towards a Cooperative Urbanism. A transdisciplinary analysis of structural inequality in Johannesburg.” Research for Development Colloquium at the ETH Zurich, Prof. Isabel Günther, Zurich. 13 May 2016.

 

“The Production of Extended Urban Regions: The Case of Johannesburg.” Association of American Geographers Conference, Boston. 6 April 2017.

 

“City-making from the Fringe: Claiming a right to the city through everyday socio-economic practices.” Discussant and Chair, Association of American Geographers Conference, San Francisco. 29 March 2016.

 

“Networks of Communities: Analyzing Mobility with the myJozi application.” Public lecture at Boundless City, Johannesburg. 01 August 015.

 

“Between Observation and Representation: The Interstice of Quantitative and Qualitative Urban Research in Johannesburg.” Invited lecture at the University of Mendrisio Department of Architecture, Prof. Dr. Sonja Hildebrand, Mendrisio. 22 April 2015.

 

“Post-Apartheid-Urbanism. Rethinking Strategies and Tactics in South Africa.” Studio design lecture at the Architecture and Urbanism Chair of Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner, Zurich. 08 October 2014.

 

“Charles Correa. Spatial Hierarchies and Shape Grammars.” Studio design lecture at the Architecture and Design Chair of Anna Heringer and Martin Rauch, Zurich. 23 September 2014.

 

“Towards a New Urbanism. Cooperative Development Strategies in Johannesburg’s Interstitial.” Brown bag discussion, ETH Urban Research Symposium, Zurich. 25 September 2014.

 

“Johannesburg: Processes of Urban Transformation.” BANBEE Lecture Series, Berkeley African Network for the Built Environment, Berkeley. 07 April 2014.