Janina Gosseye is an architectural scholar with a special research interest in the notion of collectivity in post-war architecture. Her writing is situated at the nexus of architectural theory, urban planning and social and political history. Janina is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Queensland, School of Architecture (Australia), where she is a member of the Architecture Theory Criticism History Research Centre (ATCH). In 2012, Janina completed her PhD on the construction of new collective spaces in post-war Flanders at the University of Leuven (Belgium) under the supervision of Prof. Hilde Heynen. Part of her doctoral research was published as a book: Architectuur voor Vrijetijdscultuur (Leuven: Lannoo Campus, 2011). In 2013, Janina was awarded a ‘Veni’ grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) to research the post-war development of shopping centres in Western Europe, and in 2015 she was awarded a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from the University of Queensland to investigate the post-war development of shopping centres in Australia. Janina’s work has been published in several leading journals, including the Journal of Architecture, the Journal of Urban History, Fabrications, the International Journal for History Culture and Modernity. She has edited and authored several books, including Hot Modernism: Queensland Architecture 1945-1975 (London: Artifice, 2015) and Shopping Towns Europe, 1945-1975 (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017).
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