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 affiliated to the KU Leuven, Faculty of Architecture, first as associate professor, since 2020 as professor. 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’s current research focuses on the representational role of architecture, interiors and furniture design in the second half of the 20th century. Floré is commissioning editor of The Journal of Architecture, member of the advisory board of the Journal of Design History and the Historic Interiors Affiliate Group of the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH), and member of the editorial board of Tijdschrift voor Interieurgeschiedenis en Design. She published many chapters and articles in national and international books or journals including The Journal of Architecture, Architectural Theory Review, the Journal of Design History, Design and Culture, Interiors, Architectural History and De Witte Raaf. She is co-editor of several books, including the The Politics of Furniture. Identity, Diplomacy and Persuasion in Post-war Interiors (Routledge 2017). Floré is board member of the International Conferences of Design History and Studies (ICDHS) and regularly presents her work at national and international conferences.
Floré is head of the interfaculty research unit of History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture of the Department of Architecture, KU Leuven and a founding member of the research group Architecture Interiority Inhabitation.