Selected Publications

 
 

Journals

Elkin, D., Bruyns, GJB., Hasdell, P. (2018). ‘Former Factories of the World: Labour, Knowaldge, and Physical Capitals in Hong Kong’. In: arq: Architectural Research Quarterly. Cambridge Universiyt Press. DOI: 10.1017/S1359135518000507

Bruyns, GJB. (2018). ‘The Social and the Spatial, Urban Models as Morphologies for a ‘Lived’ Approach to Planning’. In: Cubic Journal; Design Social | Technology, Activism, Anti-Social, Bruyns GJB, and Hasdell, P. (eds) number 1 volume 1, pp. 52–73. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31182/cubic.2018.1.003

Hasdell, P., & Bruyns, GJB. (2018). ‘Introduction to Design Social | Technology, Activism, Anti-Social’. In Cubic Journal; Design Social | Technology, Activism, Anti-Social, Bruyns G, and Hasdell, P. (eds). number 1 volume 1, pp. 52–73. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31182/cubic.2018.1.003

Bruyns, GJB.,& Hasdell, P. (2017). ‘Aquatic Urbanity: Water as Planning and Territorial Instrument Considering the 9 Dash Line Policy’. In: Upland–Journal of Urban Planning, Landscape & Environmental Design,1(1). ISSN 2531-9906, 2(2). Retrieved from http://www.upland.it/index.php/UPLanD/index. 

Bruyns, GJB., Elkin, D., & Hasdell, P. (2017). ‘Erasing Landscapes’. In: Urban Next, Journal #4, Photographic Atlas of Cities. ISSN 2575-5374. DOI: https://urbannext.net/erasing-landscapes/.

Sohn, H., Kousoulas, S., Bruyns, GJB. (2015). ‘Commoning as Differentiated Publicness’ In: Commoning as Differentiated Publicness: emerging concepts of the urban and other material realities, In Footprint Delft Architecture Theory Journal, Volume 16, Delft, Techne Press, pp 1-8. DOI: https://doi.org/10.7480/footprint.9.1

 

Books

Bruyns, GJB., Hasdell, P. (Forthcoming). ‘Doubling as strategy for territorial development; Bogota and Hong Kong’. Edited by C Pinilla. Bogota: National University of Colombia. 

Bruyns, GJB. & Tung, H., (Forthcoming). ‘Historical Lineage’. In: Hong Kong Interior Industry Guidelines for Interior Design. Edited by Horace Pan, et al. Hong Kong.

Bruyns. GJB. (2014). ‘Introduction to XXV World Congress on Architecture; Architecture Otherwhere International Student Competition’. InOsman, A., Aigbavboa, C., et al.XXV World Congress of Architecture(UIA 2014 Otherwhere Durban). Durban, South Africa. ISBN 978-0-86970-783-8

Bruyns. GJB.,Low, IB., (2012). ‘Pondering (South) African Urban Development. Oppositions and correlations’. In: African Perspectives - South Africa: City, Society, Space and Architecture. Rotterdam: 010 Publishers. ISBN 978 90 6450 797 7. Peer reviewed. (With contributions from: Iain Low, Johan Legae, Arie Graafland, Gerhard Bruyns, Alta Steenkamp, MC Boyer, Edgar Pieterse and AbudMaliq Simone). 

Bruyns. GJB. (2012). ‘Perspectives From the Urban Edge; Pondering 10 Years of Urban Change’. In: African Perspectives - South Africa: City, Society, Space and Architecture.Rotterdam: 010 Publishers. Peer reviewed.

Bruyns GJB. & Read. SA. (2008). ‘The Form of the Metropolitan Territory: The Case of Amsterdam And Its Periphery’. In: The Architecture Annual2006 -2007. Edited by H Bekkering, et al. Delft University of Technology. Rotterdam: 010 Publishers, pp. 70-75. ISBN 978-90-6450-653-6. Peer Reviewed. 

Bruyns, GJB. & Read, SA. (2006). ‘The Urban Machine’. In: SA Read & C Pinilla Castro (Eds.). Visualizing the invisible; towards an urban space.Amsterdam: Techne Press, pp. 52-67. Peer reviewed.

Bruyns, GJB. (2007). ‘Models of Urban Structure revised: Static versus the dynamic ecological framework’. In: PermaCity,Edited by J H Rosemann, Delft: IFOU.  ISBN 978-90-78658-05-4. Peer reviewed.

Bruyns, GJB. (2006). ‘Bio-Urbanisms and The Problem of Form In Contemporary Urban Discourse’. In: PE Healy & GJB Bruyns (Eds.). De-/signing the urban: Technogenesis and the urban image, Delft of School of Design Series on Architecture and Urbanism, Rotterdam: 010 Publishers, pp. 202-227. ISBN 90-6450-611-6. Peer reviewed.

Bruyns, GJB.(2006). ‘Ubuntu: Post-Colonial Urban Tribe Space’. In: SA Read & C Pinilla Castro’s (Eds.). Visualizing the Invisible; Towards an Urban Space. Amsterdam: Techne Press, pp. 98-107. ISBN 90-8594-003-6, 13978-90-8594-003.

Bruyns, GJB. (2006). ‘Urban Figures as Hypothesis of The Traditional, Contemporary, and Fluid Figures’. In: Hoeven, F. van der & Rosemann, HJ. (Eds.). in Urban transformations and sustainability. Progress of Research Issues in Urbanism- 2005. Delft: IOS Press, pp. 21-31. Peer reviewed.

 

Edited work

Sohn, H., Kousoulas, S., & Bruyns, GJB., (2015). ‘Commoning as Differentiated Publicness: emerging concepts of the urban and other material realities’. Footprint; Delft Architecture Theory Journal. Amsterdam: Techne Press. https://doi.org/10.31182/cubic.2018.1.003

Hasdell, P., & Bruyns, GJB. (2018). Cubic Journal; Design Social | Technology, Activism, Anti-Social. Cubic Journal: Design Social, Design Economies, Design Making. https://doi.org/10.31182/cubic.2018.1.003

Healy, P. (2019) ‘Art as Social Mechanism’. In: Bruyns, GJB. (Ed.) Design-Thinking Series, Hong Kong: The Cubic Research Network.

Bruyns, GJB., Wirman, H. (2018). ‘Why the commons? Thinking design social, design economies and, design making’. PhD Winter School Document. Hong Kong. 978-988-16722-5-4.

Osman, A., Aigbavboa, C., Bruyns, GJB, et al.(2014).XXV World Congress of Architecture (UIA 2014 Otherwhere Durban). International Student Competition Book. Durban, South Africa. ISBN 978-0-86970-783-8

Osman, A., Aigbavboa, C., Bruyns, GJB, et al.(2014).XXV World Congress of Architecture(UIA 2014 Otherwhere Durban). Durban, South Africa. ISBN 978-0-86970-783-8

Graafland, AD, Bruyns, GJB& Jacoby, A. (2013). Jerusalem, The Damascus Gate. DIA MA Arch Studio, 2010 – 2011. DIA Architecture School, Anhalt University Department 3. 

Bruyns. GJB.,& Graafland, A., (Ed). (2012) ‘African Perspectives - South Africa: City, Society, Space and Architecture’. Rotterdam: 010 Publishers. ISBN 978 90 6450 797 7

Bal-Sanders, A., Bruyns, GJB. et al (2012). ‘Liber Gratulatoria Arie Graafland’. Delft School of Design Series on Architecture and Urbanism. Delft. ISBN 978 9052694030

Bruyns. G. & Graafland. A., (2009). Delft School of Design Research and Design Catalogue, Urban Asymmetries Program, MSc 2 Studio Singapore. Delft University of Technology, Publicatie Buro Bouwkunde.  Delft. ISBN 978 90 5269 378 1

van Nes, A., Bruyns. GJB, Fuchs, A., Hoekstra, M., Mijer, H., (Eds). (2007). ‘The European Tradition in Urbanism, and its Future’. Conference Proceedings, Delft University of Technology. Delft: IFOU press. 978-90-78658-04-7.

A. van Nes, C. Pinilla, Bruyns GJB, R. Rocco and Rosemann, J.H. (Eds). (2007). ‘The 5th City’, Publisher: Papirozifou, 2009, ISBN 9078658037.

Healy, P.E., & Bruyns, GJB. (Eds.). (2006).  De-/signing The Urban. Technogenesis And the Urban Image.  Delft School of Design Series on Architecture and Urbanism, Rotterdam: 010 Publishers. ISBN 906 4506 116

 

Academic Contributions to Periodicals

Bruyns, GJB., and P. Hasdell. (2017). ‘Interior Materialism(s)’, In Artomity, June. Hong Kong. Online: https://artomity.art/2017/06/28/speculative-cartography/. ISSN 2221-6642. (Distributions: 8000 copies)

Bruyns, GJB. (2017). ‘Interior Materialism(s)’, In Artomity, January. Hong Kong. Online: https://artomity.art/2017/11/23/interior-materialisms/. ISSN 2221-6642. (Distributions: 8000 copies)

Bruyns, GJB. (2017). ‘A Portrait of the Artist as an Emergency’, in Artomity., November). Hong Kong. Online: https://artomity.art/2017/11/23/interior-materialisms/. ISSN 2221-6642. (Distributions: 8000 copies)

Bruyns, GJB. (2017). ‘Anthropomorphism and the Anthropocene Epoch’, in AM Post/Art Plus, March / April). Hong Kong. ISBN 9-771818-472006. 

Bruyns, GJB. (2016). ‘Crossover of Scalar Models and Their Intricate Indices, Part 2’, in AM Post/Art Plus, Volume 118, Issue 01/02 (November / December). Hong Kong. ISBN 9-771818-472006

Bruyns, GJB. (2016). ‘Dialogues, Gerhard Bruyns x Patrick Healy’, in AM Post / Art Plus, Volume 56, Hong Kong, pp 28-31. ISBN 9-771818-472006

Bruyns, GJB. (2016). ‘The Polity of Place’, in AM Post / Art Plus, (April / May). Hong Kong. ISBN 9-771818-472006

Bruyns, GJB. (2016). ‘Artistic Becoming’, in AM Post, Volume 115, Issue 07/08 (July / August). Hong Kong, pp 14-17. ISBN 9-771818-472006

Bruyns, GJB. (2016). ‘Polychrome Landscapes’, in AM Post, Volume 119, Issue 03/04 (March / April). Hong Kong, pp 14-18. ISBN 9-771818-472006

Bruyns, GJB.(2016). ‘Hong Kong’s Camera Eye, (Re)-Assembling Inner Worlds’, in AM Post, Volume 118, Issue 01/02 (January / February). Hong Kong, pp 04-07. ISBN 9-771818-472006

Bruyns, GJB. (2015). ‘Re/_fusing Spatial Worlds’, in AM Post, Volume 117, Issue 01/02 (November / December). Hong Kong, pp 12-14. ISBN 9-771818-472006

Bruyns, GJB.(2015). ‘Hong Kong Multiple’, in AM Post, Volume 116, Issue 07/08 (September / October). Hong Kong, pp 13-15. ISBN 9-771818-472006

Bruyns, GJB.(2015). ‘Maps and Their Cartographic World(s)’, in AM Post, Volume 115, Issue 07/08 (July / August). Hong Kong, pp 14-17. ISBN 9-771818-472006

Bruyns, GJB.(2015). ‘Urban Militarization, Beyond Urban Technologies’, in AM Post, Volume 114, Issue 05/06 (May / June). Hong Kong, pp 16-19. ISBN 9-771818-472006

Bruyns, GJB.(2015). ‘Spaces of Resistance and Hong Kong’s Spatial Effigies’, in AM Post, Volume 113, Issue 03/04 (March / April). Hong Kong, pp 16-19. ISBN 9-771818-472006

 

Artistic Contributions in Books.

All Photographic Material - Funk, M., (2015). Funk on Healy, Amsterdam: Synonym Books. ISBN 978-94-91360-03-9

Photographic Material - Healy, P. (2008). The Model and Its Architecture. Delft School of Design Series on Architecture and Urbanism. Rotterdam: 010 Publishers. ISBN 978-9064506840. 

 

Creative Outputs: Exhibitions

Bruyns, GJB. (2018). ‘Model and the Lived, Three Dimensional Morphologies of Hong Kong’s Interior and Domestic Landscape’. Hong Kong Pavilion, Chengdu Creativity & Design Week 2018. Chengdu, China, 18 - 12 November 2018. 

Bruyns, GJB. (2018). ‘Square Foot Society, Compression as Liveability’. Hong Kong Pavilion, Chengdu Creativity & Design Week 2018. Chengdu, China, 18 - 12 November 2018.

Bruyns, GJB., & et al. (2017). ‘Groundscapes’. Milan Salone Satellite Exhibition. Milan, Italy, 4-9 April 2017. 

Bruyns, GJB., & KO, K. (2016). ‘Tactical Urbanism and Hong Kong’s Occupy Central Movement’. From Re-Imagines Urbanism Exhibition, Urban Design Institute South Africa. Pretoria, South Africa, 13-15 June 2016. (Impact factor; 250 Visitors).

 

Key Publications:

African Perspectives - South Africa. City, Society, Politics and Architecture: 7 (Delft School of Design Series on Architecture and Urbanism)

Editors: Gerhard Bruyns & Arie Graafland

This volume of the Delft School of Design series focuses on the South African urban context, seeking to construct a contemporary critical dialogue of current spatial practices in relation to social, political and governance structures. The contributors--academics, urban historians, architects, policy makers--reflect on the possible paths forward. The book is divided into thematic sections: "Other Urbanisms," "Tradition, Culture and Education," "Urban Design, Civic Action and Agency in South Africa" and "Future Perspectives."

Available at 010Nai Publishers.

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De-/Signing the Urban: DSD Series Vol. 3 (Delft School of Design Series on Architecture and Urbanism)

Editors: Patrick Healy & Gerhard Bruyns.

This book represents the fruits of a year-long forum carried out in the Delft School of Design. Gathered from renowned visiting scholars, faculty members and doctoral candidates who contributed to workshops, seminars and lectures, the essays offer insight on urban processes and the aesthetic challenge for contemporary design in relation to image, technology and life sciences. Contributions include discussion on the structure of the network city; the virtual emergence and resilience of contemporary urban place in the context of Beijing; and a study of Nowa Huta, Poland.

Available at 010Nai Publishers.

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Visualizing the Invisible (SpaceLab Book) (SpaceLab Book S.)

Editors: Stephen Read & Camilo Pinilla.

The Urban Machine, in Visualizing the Invisible explores a possible nature of the contemporary urban, drawing on structuralist, post-structuralist and 'organic' philosophy (Whitehead, Gregory Bateson, Lefebvre, Foucault, Bergson, Deleuze, Latour, and others). It also looks at the city itself - in its origins as polis, in its spatial evolution, and in the hybridizing properties of network. 

With contributions from: Patrick Healy, Gerhard Bruyns, Deborah Hauptmann, Stephen Read, and John Law.

Available at Amazon.

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The Social and the Spatial, Urban Models as Morphologies for a ‘Lived’ Approach to Planning. 

Author: Gerhard Bruyns.

https://doi.org/10.31182/cubic.2018.1.003

How and in what manner has the social been instrumental in formulating planning policies, and does Hong Kong ascribe to any social concept that facilitates its current spatial planning framework? The legacy of the social in planning originally came to fruition within the Chicago School of Social Sciences during the early 1920s. Since then, the understanding of the social and how planning responds to the social has been wide and varied. This paper examines the social’s application in spatial notions in addition to its context within Hong Kong. At its core this argument outlines the consequences of a social notion within planning and the spatial modes of recourse. Issues of scaling are brought into question when addressing planning as well as economic focus, in both the local as well as regional governance levels, which further emphasises the dynamic proxies of social and spatial factors for territorial planning. Having neither of these, the argument then highlights the realities of economic asymmetries in the disempowerment of a local populous through land speculation and housing shortages.  

Available at JapSam Books and Amazon.

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Commoning As Differentiated Publicness

Issue Editors: Heidi Sohn | Stavros Kousoulas | Gerhard Bruyns

https://doi.org/10.7480/footprint.9.1.895

Contemporary commoning practices do not constitute a mere alternative, but instead comprise a qualitative threshold: a moment of critical differentiation. As such, they call out for the development of a set of renewed methodological, analytical and synthetic tools and devices that are better equipped to understand the in-between as a ‘thirding’: as a form of differentiated publicness. The editorial introduction offers a platform of negotiation, which far from disregarding the already established approaches to the thematic in question, aims at expanding their scope, complementing them with non-dialectical readings. By presenting non-hierarchical understandings of urban practices, as well as fostering the intersection of different trajectories and discourses, the introduction to this issue strives to provide a fertile ground for the encounter of the multidimensional and relational potentials of contemporary commoning practices. 

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