Bart Verschaffel

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Biography

Bart Verschaffel (1956°), studied Philosophy. He obtained the Diploma of Medieval Studies (KU Leuven, 1980) and a PhD in Philosophy (KU Leuven, 1985). He taught at the University of Antwerp (UIA), the KU Leuven, and the Rijksacademie voor Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. He has been full-time full professor at Ghent University since 2002 and teaches architectural theory and architectural criticism. He mainly publishes in the field of cultural philosophy, architecture and art theory, and aesthetics. 

Bart Verschaffel was program director for the Discourse & Literature section of Antwerp 93 European Capital of Culture, scriptwriter of a series BRTN television documentaries on Belgian artists, and a board member of several art schools (including Jan Van Eyck Academy Maastricht). He received the Culture Prize from the Flemish Community for Art Criticism in 2002. He is the director of the VANDENHOVE Centre for Architecture and Arts / UGent, and a member and currently vice-president of the Class of the Arts of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and Arts.

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