Dr. Els De Vos, engineering architect and spatial planner, is associate professor at the Faculty of Design Sciences at the University of Antwerp, where she lectures in the field of architectural history, architectural theory and interior design. She received the VRP-Dissertation Award 2002 for her thesis Gender and Planning, which investigates three public parks from a gender and diversity sensitive approach. Her PhD dissertation on the architectural, social and gender-differentiated mediation of dwelling in 1960s–1970s Belgian Flanders has been published with the University Press Leuven in 2012. She has co-edited with the University Press Antwerp several volumes in the field of architecture, including one on the architectural education in Antwerp, entitled Van academie tot universiteit. 350 jaar architectuur in Antwerpen (2013) and Theory by design (2013). She published in several national and international journals, including Technology and Culture, Home Cultures and The Journal of Interior Design. She's a member of the scientific committee of the new open source scientific magazine called Inner – The interior architecture magazine (www.innermagazine.org). She's the coördinator of the Erasmu+ project Re-Use of Modernist Buildings RMB. At the moment, she's preparing an exhibition Living in Colour, on the Commongrounds between Interior Architecture and the Visual Arts.
As workgroup leader of the COST-action European Middle Class Mass Housing she focuses on concepts and methodologies to study middle class mass housing (https://mcmh.eu/).
She is also a fouding member of the Henry van de Velde Research group. Follow us on: https://henryvandevelde.wordpress.com/