Maarten Liefooghe

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Maarten Liefooghe (°1983) is assistant professor in architectural history and preservation at Vrije Universiteit Brussel and a post-doctoral research fellow of the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) at Ghent University and VUB. In Ghent he is affiliated to the research group in Theory and History, but he has also collaborated on research projects with Labo S and Labo A.

Liefooghe studies practical encounters between art, architecture, and museology and preservation from a theoretical perspective. Besides academic and policy oriented publications, Liefooghe also occasionally publishes art or architecture critical reviews.

Liefooghe graduated in architecture in 2006 after studying in Ghent and, as an exchange student, in Berlin. As a FWO doctoral fellow he conducted his doctoral research project ‘The Monographic Factor’ at Ghent University under supervision of Bart Verschaffel and Wouter Davidts. The project studied the ideology underlying single-artist museums and their institutional and architectural hybridity. His current research investigates contemporary architectural exhibitions as an experimental field in which alternative approaches to traditional and new problems in historic preservation can be found. In spring 2016 he was a visiting scholar at the Institute of Archaeology of University College London. In 2017 he will join the ATCH research centre of the University of Queensland (Australia) as an ATCH research fellow.