Maarten Liefooghe

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Maarten Liefooghe (°1983) is assistant professor in architectural history and theory and a post-doctoral research fellow of the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO). His research in architectural history and theory often revolves around encounters between art, architecture, and exhibition and preservation practices. Besides academic and policy oriented publications, Liefooghe also occasionally publishes critical reviews on art or architecture. 

Liefooghe graduated in architecture and engineering in 2006 after studying at Ghent University and, as an exchange student, at TU Berlin. As a FWO doctoral fellow he conducted his doctoral research project ‘The Monographic Factor’ which studied the ideology underlying single-artist museums and their institutional and architectural hybridity. Current research is concerned with contemporary architectural exhibitions as an experimental field in which 1:1 and in situ exhibits feature alternative approaches to key problems in historic preservation (FWO funded postdoctoral project ‘Curating Architecture in the Expanded Field of Historic Preservation: Learning from (Belgian) 1:1 Models and In Situ Exhibits’). From 2013 to 2017 Maarten Liefooghe taught courses in architectural history and in historic preservation at Vrije Universiteit Brussel. In spring 2016 he was a visiting scholar at the Institute of Archaeology of University College London, in 2017 he was an ATCH research fellow at the University of Queensland (Australia).