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Together, but different: two co-occurring new degrees at the school of architecture in Antwerp

Vos, Els De;


While the history of architectural education has already gained attention, the education of the subfields such as interior design, urban planning, conservation and restoration and product development, are hardly investigated in many countries including Belgium. Recently, a study of the architectural training at the Royal Academy of Antwerp published on its 350th anniversary, shed light for the first time on the education of the diverse subfields. This paper sets out to discuss the development of two new degrees in post-war Flanders which are most related to the discipline of design studies, viz. interior design and product development. Both were created at the Nationaal Hooger Instituut voor Bouwkunst en Stedebouw NHIBS [National Institute for Architecture and Urbanism] in Antwerp. Although education of Interior Architecture and that of Product Development were both rooted within the ideology of modernism, they have different origins. In both cases, the naming of the course entities was subject to much debate - even to contestation. The evolving nomenclature reveals a lot about the educational content and pathways.


Palavras-chave: interior design, industrial design, education, product development, Antwerp,


DOI: 10.5151/despro-icdhs2014-0009

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Como citar:

Vos, Els De; "Together, but different: two co-occurring new degrees at the school of architecture in Antwerp", p. 115-120 . In: Tradition, Transition, Tragectories: major or minor influences? [=ICDHS 2014 - 9th Conference of the International Committee for Design History and Design Studies]. São Paulo: Blucher, 2014.
ISSN 2318-6968, DOI 10.5151/despro-icdhs2014-0009

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