Rajesh Heynickx

Rajesh Heynickx (°1977) is a Professor in architectural theory and intellectual history. He studied history and architectural sciences at the University of Leuven, the University of Illinois (Urbana Campaign, US) and the Institute for European History at Mainz. His doctoral dissertation dealt with The interaction of art, religion and identity in Interwar Flanders (Vantilt, 2008). With Leuven University Press he edited the following studies: in 2012 (together with Tom Avermaete) Making a New World: Architecture and Communities in Interwar Europe and (together with Thomas Coomans e.a.) Loci Sacri: Understanding Sacred Places, and in 2010 (together with Jan De Maeyer) The Maritain Factor: Taking religion into Interwar Modernism. He has published in Modern Intellectual History, Modernist Cultures, Environment and History. He has co-edited special issues of Interiors: Design/Architecture/Culture, the Revue Belge de Philologie et d’Histoire and The European Legacy.  In 2018 he acted, together with Stéphane Symons, as co-editor of So What’s New About Scholasticism? How Neo-Thomism Helped Shape the Twentieth Century (De Gruyter, Berlin) Current research topics are: 20th century architectural theory and art philosophy ; the interaction between religion and architectural modernism ; architectural pedagogy and knowledge transfer. He is the spokesman of ARP and the FWO-Scientific research network ‘Texts ≈ Buildings: Dissecting Transpositions in Architectural Knowledge (1880-1980)’.


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