Zsuzsanna Böröcz

Zsuzsanna Böröcz

Zsuzsanna Böröcz is a musicologist, and an art and architecture historian. She obtained a Ph.D. in art history at the KU Leuven in 2004 with a comparative and contextual study on post-war stained-glass windows in Catholic churches. She has since built a wide-ranging career in academia and research. Her main fields of interest are interior and design issues in the context of heritage conservation, craftsmanship and higher education in the 19th– and 20th-century.

Zsuzsanna has taught diverse subjects in the fields of art, design and architectural theory at various institutions such as the KU Leuven Faculty of Art and Faculty of Architecture, the University of Antwerp Faculty of Design Sciences and VU Amsterdam Faculty of Arts Design Cultures. She curated exhibitions in Belgium and collaborated on several research projects, among others concerning 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. Currently, she is a part-time guest professor at the KU Leuven Faculty of Architecture and, as a researcher, she is affiliated to both the KU Leuven Department of Architecture A2I research group Architecture Interiority Inhabitation and the University of Antwerp Faculty of Design Sciences Henry van de Velde Research Group. Zsuzsanna is also Vice-President of Docomomo Belgium and co-founder and chair of the Docomomo International Scientific Committee on Interior Design, initiating projects such as recently the 3rd Contribution to the open discussion Modernism Frozen 2020+1 on Modern Movement Interiors in Times of Pandemic. In the field of design, she is involved in policy-supporting research as an independent researcher. Her ongoing research Foreign Design Centres and Support Institutions is an international benchmark study, commissioned by Z33 House for Contemporary Art, Design and Architecture for the Flemish Government. She also serves as a jury member for the Flemish Ministry of Culture Decree on the Arts (Kunstendecreet) and for the Flanders Heritage Agency Heritage Grant (Erfgoedpremie).