Associate Professor of Architecture at the Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning, University of Michigan.
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"How might current ideas of public and the common allow us to re-imagine infrastructures and their related territories, and challenge us to use design strategies that extend infrastructures beyond service provision toward the possibility of restructuring spaces and landscapes that can engender new political subjectivities?" - Geoffrey Thün, University of Michigan Professor of Architecture, USA.
Geoffrey Thün is an Associate Professor of Architecture at the Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning, University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, USA.
Last updated: November 18, 2015 Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Geoffrey Thün teaches design studios, courses in urban systems, site operations and material systems.
Geoffrey Thün is also a Founding Partner in the research-based practice RVTR. Since 2007, RVTR has served as a platform for exploration and experimentation in the agency of architecture and urban design within the context of dynamic ecological systems, infrastructures, materially and technologically mediated environments and emerging social organizations.
He is also a co-founder of the Metropolitan Futures Group, a trans-disciplinary design consortium comprised of internationally-recognized researchers and designers across different University of Michigan academic units that was established to address the problem of the notable absence of design in policy processes that affect the organization, form and materiality of constructed environments; and, therefore, issues concerning quality of life.
He holds a Master of Urban Design from the University of Toronto and a Professional BArch and Bachelor of Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo, Canada.
His critical writing and projects have been published in Volume, [bracket] Goes Soft, MONU, Leonardo, International Journal of Architectural Computing, New Geographies Journal, Journal of Architectural Education, and in books published by MIT Press, Routledge, Taylor & Francis, Princeton Architectural Press and Jovis Verlag.
Geoffrey Thün was a Moderator of the Workshop “Territorial Scale” at the 5th International Forum for Sustainable Construction dedicated to “Infrastructure Space” held April 7-9, 2016 in Detroit, USA.