The Genealogy of the discipline of Interior Architecture.The Mission, Education and Oeuvre of Gatekeeper Jul De Roover University of Antwerp
The design of durable, inclusive public interiors from an urban and interior perspective University of Antwerp
Dressed in Daydreams. Women and the Evocation of Distant Times and Places through the Historicist and Orientalist Interior Gowns of Liberty & Co., Mariano Fortuny and Vitali Babani, ca. 1870s-1920s Ghent University
During the late nineteenth century, kimonos were favoured dressing gowns and many tea-gowns had antique, mediaeval or eighteenth-century inspirations. Paradoxically, these female garments, evoking distant times and places, were bound to the home. Through an object-based study of clothing and an analysis of written clothing, this research examines the link between interior gowns, wearer, domestic interior and the U+2018OtherU+2019.
Architecture as reality. Theory, history and criticism of architecture via the work of Geert Bekaert Ghent University
Since the fifties, Geert Bekaert has written consistently and continuously on architecture and the arts. With this research, I want to enlighten the (architectural) theory of Geert Bekaert, by reconstructing it within the international landscape of architecture theory and history. In BekaertU+2019s thinking, architecture is the first and most comprehensive human activity it precedes ideology, politics, aesthetics, economy and philosophy. ...
My proposal is threefold: I intend to prepare the long-term research project
U+2018Bureaucracy and Discourse in Everyday Architecture, 1930-1970U+2019, taking
advantage of the expertise of the Architectural History and Theory research group
in Ghent; to collaborate with it to produce specific outputs that explore our shared
interest in the less-celebrated works and agents of architecture; and to valorise my
Sabbatical Fredie Floré: Reframing Knoll International: Exploring Intersections of Architecture, Design and Business History KU Leuven
The sabbatical period is primarily focused on research, in particular on preparing two publications and exploring the associated avenues for further research.
a) Knoll International: book project at the intersection of architecture, design and business history
In 2017, together with Cammie McAtee, I published the internationally well-received edited volume The Politics of Furniture (Routledge). The production of this book revealed ...
The overall research question that guides this dissertation, together with that of my colleague Elke Couchez, revolves around the formative years of architectural theory in Flanders. What conditions allowed architectural theory to mature into a self-aware and recognized discipline in the 1980s and 1990s?
To this aim, the notion of ‘architectural theory’ is broadened to that of ‘architecture intellectuality’, which simply refers to ...