Nico Deswaef

Nico Deswaef

Nico Deswaef graduated in 2017 with a Masters degree in Heritage studies at the University of Antwerp. During his studies, he served an internship at the Flemish Commission for UNESCO and developed a strong interest in the heritage of the ‘common man’. This is reflected in his Masters thesis, entitled ‘The legacy of the “model gantois”’, which is centred on the heritage of the working class in the first half of the twentieth century. Now he has shifted his focus to white-collared workers at the factories of knowledge in the second half of the twentieth century. He is currently a PhD candidate at the Department of Architecture at the KU Leuven. His research project is entitled Corporate Office Interiors in Post-war Belgium: a Genealogy of a Modern Sociotope and is supervised by prof. Fredie Floré and prof. Dominique Bauer.