Gisèle Gantois

Architect MSc in Conservation, Lecturer, PhD Candidate
Department of Architecture, KU Leuven, Belgium
Participates in 1 Session
Gisèle Gantois is an architect, specialized in the restoration and adaptive reuse of small-scale rural heritage. She teaches in the International Masters, faculty of architecture at the KU Leuven, campus Ghent, Belgium. She’s doing research on what methods and tools can be found to explore, to detect, to unveil and to map the intangible of the tangible to develop cultural heritage and its context differently by understanding the actual cultural, social and ecological significance for the individual or the community today. PhD research project: Gantois, G. (2014-2018) The Architect - Heritage Practitioner as Storyteller. Tracing the Ecological and Cultural Significance of rural built heritage of local importance in the framework of adaptive (re-)use.’ Promoters Prof. Yves Schoonjans and prof. Krista De Jonge. She is author (with Yves Schoonjans as co-author) of The architect as mediator between the built heritage and the social construct. (2014), The Nameless Local. (2015) and Storytelling as strategy to envision the changing meaning of heritage from an object-focused approach towards an intertwined contextual one. (2015) and editor (with Prof. Dr. Yves Schoonjans and Prof. Dr. Kris Scheerlinck) of The Cuesta of the Rupel Region; New Challenges for its Cultural Heritage. Volume I and II (2015)

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