Fredie Floré is an engineer‐architect and obtained a PhD in Architectural History at the University of Ghent in 2006. Since October 2014 she is associate professor at KU Leuven, Faculty of Architecture, program director of the Master in Interior Architecture, KU Leuven. Before that she was successively assistant, postdoctoral researcher and assistant professor at Ghent University, Department of Architecture and Urban Planning (1999-2015), and assistant professor at VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of the Arts (2009-2014).
Floré wrote a PhD on discourses on ‘better living’ in Belgium in the period 1945-1958 (published in 2010 by Leuven University Press). Currently her research focuses on the representational role of architecture, interiors and furniture design in the second half of the 20th century. Floré is co-editor of several volumes such as The Politics of Furniture. Identity, Diplomacy and Persuasion in Post-war Interiors (2017, with Cammie McAtee). Her work has been published in many books including Writing Design (2011), and Atomic Dwelling (2012) and in academic journals such as Design and Culture, The Journal of Architecture, the Journal of Design History, Interiors, Architectural History and De Witte Raaf. She is board member of the International Conferences of Design History and Studies (ICDHS), commissioning editor of The Journal of Architecture and member of the editorial board of Tijdschrift voor Interieurgeschiedenis en Design. She regularly presents her research on international conferences and is a founding member of the research group Architecture Interiority Inhabitation (A2I), KU Leuven Department of Architecture.