Department: Members

Juliana Barbi

Juliana Barbi is a PhD student at the Department of Architecture at KU Leuven, Brussels. She graduated in Architecture and Urbanism at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), situated in Florianópolis, Brazil. In 2010 she co-founded the collaborative studio Nimbu, aiming to explore the dialogue of architecture with other artistic and technological media, including

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Dominique Bauer

Dominique Bauer studied history and philosophy at KU Leuven and obtained her PhD in history in 2000 from KU Leuven, in the field of cultural history and legal philosophy, with a focus on temporality and the subject in legal history. On the latter theme she published articles in leading journals in the field, such as

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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

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Hilde Bouchez

Hilde Bouchez, PhD teaches and researches within the field of applied arts, design & architecture, with a focus on phenomenology,  directly linking with Social Design and Storytelling as generators of meaning.  In the past she was a design manager for PROUD EUROPE: a co-design platform and initiator of the FabLab and Innovation Hub Buda, Kortrijk, both within a European Interreg project.

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Rebecca Carrai

Rebecca Carrai is a PhD researcher at the Faculty of Architecture, KU Leuven, Brussels, and a visiting scholar at the Architectural Association, where she leads the theoretical workshop AAVS Think Tank. Her work combines interior design and architecture with philosophical and anthropological subjects through various media and multiple forms. Her PhD project, The IKEA Home,

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Karel Deckers

Karel Deckers (°1975) is an architect who lives and works in the Brussels area.  He has taught at the Politecnico di Torino (2003) and KULeuven in Interior Architecture at masters level since 2005.  In 2015, he successfully defended his PhD dissertation on the ‘Unheimliche’ (the Uncanny) at the Chalmers University of Technology in Goteborg, Sweden.

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Bram De Maeyer

Bram De Maeyer (°1994) is currently working as a PhD student at the KU Leuven’s Faculty of Architecture at Ghent. In 2017 he graduated with a Masters degree in History at the University of Antwerp. During his studies he focused on political and cultural history ranging from the Flemish Movement to World Exhibitions. His current

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Jakob D’herde 

Jakob D’herde studied architectural engineering at the KU Leuven. His thesis focused on critical, but nuanced approaches to modernist estates and, by extension, other well-defined urban areas, from the perspective of resilience. His supervisors, Hilde Heynen and Wouter Bervoets, nominated this work for the Besix-prize in 2019. Since 2019, he has been a Ph.D. student at

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Fredie Floré

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

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Alessandra Gola

Alessandra Gola is an Italian architect and researcher. After graduating with an MA in Architecture (Honours) from the University of Ferrara (Italy) in 2008, she developed her expertise as an urban researcher and designer. Working between Europe and the Middle East, she collaborated with international institutions such as DAAR (Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency, Palestine), UNESCO, UNIBO UNITWIN (Chair

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