Zsuzsanna Böröcz

Zsuzsanna Böröcz

Zsuzsanna Böröcz is a musicologist, and art and architectural historian. She obtained her Ph.D. from the KU Leuven in 2004 with a comparative and contextual study on postwar stained-glass windows in Catholic churches. Since then she has been teaching diverse subjects on art, design and architectural theory at the KU Leuven Faculty of Art and Faculty of Architecture, the Antwerp University College,  the University of Antwerp Faculty of Design Sciences, and VU Amsterdam Faculty of Arts Design Cultures. She curated various exhibitions in Belgium (on post-war stained-glass and mirror sculptures in seventies interiors: Michel Martens 1921-2006 glass artist; on local art initiatives in the sixties: Helikon in Hasselt), and collaborated on research projects such as on the illustrations of Belgian 19th-century architecture historical publications, including early architectural and design photography, and the repertoire and research methodology of 20th-century churches in Flanders. At the moment she is affiliated as a researcher with the KU Leuven Department of Architecture (research group Architecture, Interiority and Inhabitation) and the University of Antwerp Faculty of Design Sciences (research group Craftsmanship and Design Cultures). She is Vice-President of Docomomo Belgium (www.docomomo.be) and co-founder and chair of the Docomomo International Scientific Committee on Interior Design (http://docomomo.be/isc-design/​). She is also a jury member for the Flemish Ministry of Culture Decree on the Arts (Kunstendecreet). Her interest fields are interiors and design issues in the context of heritage conservation, craftsmanship and higher education in the 19th– and 20th-century. Her current project Plastic: Material for Modern Interiors and Consumer Products will consist of a 5 day programme of events on March 5th-9th 2018, including an international conference, workshops and tours in Brussels.