Sophia Holst

Fence, Amsterdam 2013
Text and Image submission: ‘Vilnius is Changing (again)’, Horizonte Journal for Architecture Discourse, issue 13, Common. June 2019, Bauhaus Universitat Weimar (GE)
Research material on studio wall: ‘Social Housing in Brussels’

Sophia Holst (b. 1988) is a Brussels-based architect and artist. She obtained a Master’s degree in Visual Arts at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam and a Master's of Architecture at the KU Leuven in Brussels. Until 2015 she worked for the architecture office Studio Anne Holtrop in Amsterdam and recently worked for NU architectuuratelier in Ghent. Next to her current research at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht, she writes for the critical, independent website Archined and collaborates on various applied projects with different architects, artists and graphic designers.
Sophia questions the use (or abuse) of architecture and public space in relation to politics, social paradigms and everyday human activities. Her work is both practical and theoretical, analyzing architecture by reading, writing, looking and making. She is interested to learn from creative adaptions, in which people appropriate objects and spaces in different ways than they are designed for. Not only can these adaptations reveal social needs, desires and constructs; they question what should be designed in the first place, and what shouldn't.

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