Eran Neuman


Living place: Tel Aviv, Israel

Theme: architecture

ECC Participation: panel member

photo: private archive

Eran Neuman studied architecture at the Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem and at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA). He specializes mostly in post-war architecture and its theories. Neuman explores the influence that ideas, science and technology have on design. A passionate of digital architecture, continues to seek innovations while also analyzing the historical determinants of the contemporary architectural design.

“ The true global cities managed to base their appeal on local assets. This process - globalocation - is the key to understanding cities in the 21st century.”

Neuman teaches at Tel Aviv University, where he is a Head of the Azrieli School of Architecture at Yolanda and David Katz Faculty of the Arts. He participates in conferences and seminars all over the world; his research was presented e.g. at the Princeton University, University of California in San Diego, Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem and at the University of Leeds. He published articles in e.g. “Architectural Design”, “Journal of Architectural Education” and “Theory and Criticism”. Collaborates with the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA).

In 2003 he founded, together with Aaron Sprecher and Chandler Ahrens, Open Source Architecture (OSA), an international research centre. It researches on the high-tech architecture. Neuman has recently published (together with Iris Aravot) Invitation to ArchiPhen: Some Approaches and Interpretations of Phenomenology in Architecture (2010).

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