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Keynote Speakers

Janina Gosseye
TU Delft

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).

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).

Tania Sengupta
The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London

Tania Sengupta is an Associate Professor at The Bartlett School of Architecture. As an architect, urban designer and academic, she has earlier taught both architectural design and history/theory courses: at the TVB School of Habitat of Studies and other institutions in New Delhi and then in London, on the Architecture, Globalization and Cultural Identity Masters course at the University of Westminster. In 2011, she was appointed Lecturer in Architectural History and Theory at the BSA, UCL, and subsequently became the school’s Director of Architectural History and Theory in Jan 2019.

Over the years, she has pursued a view of architectural education that is geographically, culturally, socially and paradigmatically plural. She is / has been engaged in various external platforms, such as: visiting research fellowships at the Centre for Modern Oriental Studies Berlin (2010) and the Karl Jaspers Centre for Advanced Transcultural Studies, Heidelberg (2011); invited talks at e.g. the Oxford University Wellcome Unit for Medical History Research, University of Rennes France, National Cheng Kong University Taiwan, School of Planning and Architecture New Delhi; and keynote lecture at the Architecture and Bureaucracy conference in Brussels. She also serves as Co-editor-in-chief of the journal Architecture Beyond Europe (ABE, Sept 2019-); has been academic referee for e.g. Journal of Architecture, Urban History, The Society of Architectural Historians Journal, ABE Journal, Architecture and Culture; and contributes to public architectural discourse e.g. through ‘In-Conversation’ events and BBC Radio programmes. She served as external examiner for M. Arch dissertations at Cardiff University (2016-2019); M. Phil/PhD dissertations at Cambridge University (2016-2019), University of London and National Cheng Kong University Taiwan. She represents the BSA at the Architectural Humanities Research Association (AHRA), is on the advisory panel for the AHRA Architecture and Collective Life Conference, Dundee, 2019, and is an active member of UCL Centre for the Study of South Asia and the Indian Ocean World.

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