First name: Johan
Affiliation: Ghent University, Dept. of Architecture And Urban Planning
CV: In 2002, Johan Lagae obtained his PhD degree with a dissertation on 20th century colonial architecture in the former Belgian Congo from Ghent University where he currently holds a position as full Professor, teaches 20th century architectural history with a focus on the non-European context and leads a research unit working on colonial/postcolonial architecture, building technology, urban planning and urban history in (Central) Africa; as well as on colonial-built heritage, on colonial photography, and on the relationship between architecture and bureaucracy. Together with Mercedes Volait (INHA, Paris), he co-chaired the European Community-funded COST-action IS0904 project ‘European Architecture beyond Europe’ (2010 – 2014). From 2003 till 2010, he was member of the editorial board of OASE and currently of ABE journal (abe.revues.org). He has published widely published in academic journals, edited volumes and exhibition catalogues, and has co-authored and co-edited several books on architecture in Congo (for a full bibliography, see: http://lib.ugent.be/bibliografie/801000945809). He regularly participates in international conferences (SAH, EAHN, EAUH, ECAS) and has given guest lectures in a multitude of universities and scientific institutions (both in Europe, the US and Africa). Finally, he has been involved as a (co-)curator in several critically acclaimed national and international Congo- and Africa-related exhibitions.