- Current position Postdoctoral researcher
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Faculty of Sciences and Bio-Engineering Sciences
Department of Geography
Building F - Room 4.71
- Phone +32 (0)2 629 28 28
- Website www.cosmopolis.be
Nele Aernouts is an architect, urban designer and researcher. Since 2013 she has been conducting research on collective dwelling forms that address the housing needs of underprivileged groups. By focusing on the Brussels-Capital Region, her main interest is to uncover the complex interplay between planning processes and spatial configurations of social housing estates and the co-habitation of its residents.
2017: PhD in Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
2012: Master of Human Settlements, KU Leuven
2008: Master of Architecture, Henry van de Velde instituut (Universiteit Antwerpen)
2013-2017: Doctoral researcher at Cosmopolis, Department of Geography, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
2012-2013: Researcher at Steunpunt Wonen, Department of Architecture, Urbanism and Planning (ASRO), KU Leuven
2008-2011: Internships at LAND landschapsarchitecten, Studio Tom Thys, Architecten Els Claessens and Tania Vandenbussche, Atelier JPLX, NGO GWG (Ghana), Architektenburo Jef van Oevelen
Aernouts, N. & Ryckewaert, M. (2018). Reproducing housing commons. Government involvement and differential commoning in a housing cooperative, Housing studies, 1-19
Aernouts, N. & Ryckewaert, M. (2017). Beyond housing: On the role of commoning in the establishment of a Community Land Trust project, International Journal of Housing Policy, 1-19.
Aernouts, N. & Ryckewaert, M. (2015) Reconceptualizing the “Publicness” of Public Housing: The Case of Brussels, Social Inclusion 3(2), 17-30.