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Johan Verbeke

Abstract ADAPT-r

The ADAPT-r ITN aims to significantly increase European research capacity through a unique and ground-breaking research model: at its core is the development of a robust and sustainable ITN in an emergent Supra-Disciplinary field of research across a range of design and arts disciplines creative practice research. ADAPT-r will train new researchers, increase supervisory capacity, partner with private sector SMEs in research projects providing substantial opportunity for real world testing of the research and real world training, and introduce creative practice research methodologies to a new generation.

The research that is produced through the ADAPT-r ITN intends to contribute to a wider research effort to increase knowledge, understanding and quality of research in creative disciplines and its methods. The Marie Curie ITN funding enables an existing bi-lateral research training relationship to be expanded to include multiple partners from across Europe to create a greatly enhanced international research training network with a long-term future.

Through training creative practice researchers in the explication and dissemination of tacit knowledge and latent cognitive resources the ADAPT-r ITN will make a substantive contribution to meeting EU 2020 priorities by building a new generation of creative practice researchers and research lead practitioners able to meet the complex and often competing demands of contemporary Europe.


Johan Verbeke is professor of Research Design at LUCA Sint-Lucas School of Architecture. He received his PhD in 1991.  In 2003 he also finished an MBA with special focus on innovation, creativity and knowledge processes.  Between 2003 and 2009 he was the head of the School of Architecture Sint-Lucas. Since then he is Director of Research.

His main interests were CAAD, new technologies used for designing and teaching and management processes in higher education.  Recently, he started working on knowledge creation processes, especially in design disciplines: research by design and research based on and developed through practice and designing. He is the creator and in charge of the Research Training Sessions (RTS) programme of the School of Architecture Sint-Lucas to develop and stimulate ‘research by design’ since 2004. He is actively stimulating and supervising research connected to art, architectural and design practice.

He was co-ordinator of many international projects. He is currently co-coordinating the ITN ADAPT-r  (Architecture, Design and Art Practice Training-research) project which develops creative practice research.

Johan Verbeke organised 8 international scientific conferences. He is author of many papers and (co-)editor of five books/proceedings in the field of Computer Aided Architectural Design.  Main area is the application of digital technology during the initial phases of the design process. He is the head of the CAAD Research group of the School.

He is vice-president (elect) of eCAADe (Education and research on Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe), he is active as scientific reviewer for many international conferences. He is (associate-)editor of IJAC (International Journal of Architectural Computing) as well as JAR (Journal for Artistic Research).

Johan Verbeke is also project leader of EAAE (European Association for Architectural Education).
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