Matthijs Degraeve

PhD Researcher

Junior researchers Architectural Engineering (ARCH) Historical Research into Urban Transformation Processes (HOST) Economy & Finance History
  • Current position PhD Researcher
  • Contact Vrije Universiteit Brussel
    Faculty of Engineering Sciences
    Department of Architectural Engineering
    Pleinlaan 2
    Building K – Room K.107
    BE-1050 Brussels
  • Phone +32 (0)2 629 28 30
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Matthijs Degraeve (1992) is a PhD researcher at the Department of Architectural Engineering and the Department of History at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). He obtained a Master of Arts in History at the University of Ghent in 2014. In 2016 he obtained a master’s degree in the Conservation of Monuments and Sites at the University of Antwerp. As of 2017 he works as a doctoral researcher at the VUB where he prepares a PhD in History. He is appointed to the VUB interdisciplinary research project 'Building Brussels. Brussels city builders and the production of space, 1794-2015' (ae-lab, HOST and Cosmopolis). His PhD sets out to investigate small and medium enterprises in the Brussels construction industry during the 19th and 20th century, focusing on their evolving settlement patterns in relation to the Brussels spatial development and on their remaining industrial heritage. The interdisciplinary research is conducted under the supervision of dr. Heidi Deneweth (HOST), prof. dr. Inge Bertels (ae-lab) and dr. Stephanie Van de Voorde (ae-lab).