Centre for Socioeconomic and Territorial Studies
Selin Geerinckx, MSc. interior architect and researcher, affiliated with the Interior Architecture Department at the Faculty of Design Sciences of the University of Antwerp. Her research focuses on the bodily and mental effects of modern(ist) housing ideologies. In doing so, she builds on the genealogy of the interior architecture discipline by looking at modern dance theory, methodologies, and techniques. She recently studied the work of choreographer and pedagogue Lea Daan who brought daily live radio gym classes via national radio directly into the Belgian homes between 1935 and 1940 as part of public health and home culture during the years of economic depression. According to Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Belgian choreographer and winner of the Helena Vaz da Silva European award in Lisbon (2021), bodies, through movement, constantly transmit personal but also collective history in the overlays. Consequently, Selin approaches the moving body as the imprint of our cultural heritage.
Selin is a member of Docomomo International and CA18137 ‘European Middle-Class Mass Housing’. Between 2017-2021, Selin has coached in different design studios and master theses in the Interior Architecture programme (UA). Also, she successfully assisted in various workshops at home and abroad. She was co-curator in projects organized for a wider audience and is (co-) author of several publications.