School of Architecture

Thursday 13 September 2018

The School of Architecture would like to warmly welcome Dr Elke Couchez as the newest member of UQ Architecture.

Elke is joining the ATCH team as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work on the ARC Discovery Project, “Is architecture art? a history of categories, concepts and recent practices”. We look forward to engaging in discussions with Elke.

Elke Couchez studied Fine Arts (Sint-Lucas Academy, Ghent) and Art History (KU Leuven). In June 2018, she defended her PhD “Gestures make Arguments. Performing Architectural Theory in the Studio and the Classroom 196x-199x” at the KU Leuven Faculty of Architecture.

She is particularly interested in how theoretical knowledge was formed and transmitted through texts and objects in architectural education and published on these topics in Image&Narrative, Paedagogica Historica and History of Intellectual Culture.

Also active as a freelance art critic, Elke Couchez has written for periodicals such as H ART, Metropolis M and This is tomorrow and she participated in the writer-in-residence programs of Lokaal 01 (Antwerp, BE) and Frans Masereel Centrum (Kasterlee, BE).

We look forward to welcoming Elke to the team when she starts on 1 October.