J. Gosseye

J. Gosseye



Janina's research is situated at the nexus of 20th century architectural and urban history on the one hand, and social and political history on the other. She has published extensively on this topic in international peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Architecture, the Journal of Urban History and Planning Perspectives. Her most recent books are: Urban Design in the 20th Century: A History (2021, with Tom Avermaete); Activism at Home: Architects Dwelling Between Politics, Aesthetics and Resistance (2021, with Isabelle Doucet); Speaking of Buildings: Oral History in Architectural Research (2019; with Naomi Stead and Deborah van der Plaat), Acculturating the Shopping Centre (2018; with Tom Avermaete) and Shopping Towns Europe 1945-1975: Commercial Collectivity and the Architecture of the Shopping Centre (2017; with Tom Avermaete).


Janina Gosseye is Professor of Building Ideologies in the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment.

Janina has previously held academic positions in Belgium, Australia and Switzerland. She is currently series editor of the ‘Bloomsbury Studies in Modern Architecture’ book series (with Tom Avermaete), a member of the European Science Foundation College of Expert Reviewers, Honorary Senior Fellow at the University of Queensland (Australia), and Honorary Member of the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA).

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