University of Antwerp
Dr. Johan De Walsche is engineer-architect and associate professor in Architecture at the Faculty of Design Sciences of the University of Antwerp. He is vice-spokesperson of the research group Henry van de Velde. Johan De Walsche has a strong research interest in architectural education – where he focusses on architectural design as a form of inquisitive practice, thus connecting the field of design studies with educational philosophy – and architectural research methodology – where he aims at connecting academia and practice as distinct, but interrelated sites of knowledge production. Next to this, he runs the research studio ISTT (International Studies, Territories in Transition), adopting a design-driven, actor-oriented approach for understanding and impacting spatial transformations, particularly in building cultures in non-Western environments (viz. Suriname and Brazil).
Johan De Walsche is council member of EAAE (European Association of Architectural Education), and founding member and coordinator of the EAAE Education Academy. He is also founding member of ARENA, an international network for architectural research, where he is coordinating a series of research seminars on architectural design research (DR_SoM, Design Research, Series on Methods).
He is involved as an expert in several committees about design research and artistic research, and about the validation of non-written research outcome in Flanders.
Johan De Walsche has been scientific committee member, session chair and keynote speaker at several conferences, research seminars and workshops on architectural education, and architectural (design) research and he has been external examiner, visiting critic and workshop leader at several institutions.