Department: Members

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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Rogério Rezende

Rogério Rezende is a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Architecture at KU Leuven. He graduated in Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Brasília in 2011. In 2014 he obtained his master’s degree in Theory and History of Architecture and Urbanism at the same institution. His professional practice started as an intern in 2005,

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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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Sabrina Puddu

Sabrina Puddu is an architect, researcher, and educator. After graduating at the university of Cagliari, Italy, she received an MA in Housing and Urbanism from the Architectural Association and a PhD from the University of Cagliari. At KU Leuven, Faculty of Architecture, she works as Marie Skłodowska Curie Postdoctoral Researcher. Her studies focus on the role

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Stijn Paredis

Stijn Paredis (Leuven, 1992) is a PhD researcher at KU Leuven since October 2021, under supervision of professors Dominique Bauer and Pieter Bergé. The project is titled Spatial Imageries in Music and Music Criticism. Shifting Aesthetic Paradigms, the Reception of Music, and the Built Environment in Fin-de-Siècle Belgium. Stijn graduated magna cum laude at the Faculty of Arts

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Benoît Vandevoort

Benoît Vandevoort graduated in architectural engineering at Ghent University. He obtained his masters degree in 2020 with a thesis on the commonplace and seemingly vacuous notion of contemporary architecture in architectural discourse, analyzing different positions taken and offering non-architectural theoretical frameworks to nourish the discourse.   Currently, he works as a PhD-candidate at KU Leuven’s Faculty

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Amina Kaskar

Amina Kaskar is a South African architect, having obtained a Masters in Architecture from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and recently completed a Masters in Human Settlements from KU Leuven, Belgium. She is the co-founder of Counterspace, a collaborative architectural studio dedicated to architectural projects, exhibition design, art installations, public events curation and urban

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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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Charlotte Rottiers

Charlotte Rottiers is currently working as a PhD researcher at the KU Leuven’s Faculty of Architecture in Ghent. She obtained her Master’s degree in Art History at the University of Ghent in 2018 with great distinction. Afterwards, she followed a Bachelor in Eastern European Languages and Cultures and a Master in Urbanism and Spatial Planning.

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Andrea Migotto

Andrea Migotto studied at the Politecnico di Milano and at the TU Delft, where he was awarded his Master of Science in Architecture degree (Honours) in 2015. He worked in offices in Brussels and Melbourne, and he was involved in teaching activities at the MSD at the University of Melbourne. Since 2018, he has been

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