Alumna Ella Vanden Houte wins DiverGent thesis prize

(10-02-2018) On Friday, February 9, 2018, Ella Vanden Houte received the DiverGent Thesis Prize from the hands of vice-rector Mieke Van Herreweghe and alderman Resul Tapmaz in the council chamber of the City Hall.

The prize was awarded for the third time this year by De Beleidscel Diversiteit en Gender in collaboration with the Welfare and Equal Opportunities Service of the City of Ghent and goes to the best and most innovative UGent master's thesis in which the gender and / or diversity themes play a central role.

During the presentation Ella Vanden Houte presented her thesis 'Fedasil builds! Investigation into the non-architecture of Fedasil as it arises during periods of refugee crisis' (promoters: Maarten Delbeke and Luce Beeckmans, supervisor: Nele De Raedt) in a very convincing way. The jury praised the student's commitment and the way in which she combines a strong theoretical foundation with a practical and policy-oriented elaboration. She judged the thesis both socially relevant and academically critical and greatly appreciated the concrete policy recommendations formulated in it to develop an architectural vision for the reception infrastructure of asylum seekers. 

Ella Vanden Houte received as winner a check for 500 euros and opportunities to publish in the form of articles. The visually strong thesis will soon be fully available on the web page of the DiverGent Thesis Prize.

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