NANSI VAN GEETSOM
Nansi Van Geetsom is interior architect, graduated in 1991 and Master of instructional and educational sciences, graduated in 2008. Since 1998 she is employed by Thomas More University College working as international coordinator of the design courses. She has built up a wide network of partner schools and embedded internationalization in the design curricula. She initiated and is co-founder of GIDE. She published papers and books on different subjects such as the international curriculum, sustainable internationalization, pedagogies in design education and creative thinking skills. She also teaches interior design and has a private design practice since ’92.
ANNICK DE WAAL
Annick de Waal studied Interior Architecture in Mechelen, and graduated as Master of Science in Interior Architecture at PHL University College, Hasselt. As freelance designer she works on several projects, mostly private housing and shops. She’s also an active member of the Design collective Het Labo.
She is a teacher at Thomas More University College in Design & Technology, Mechelen and teaches Interior Design and Design theory in the first year.
LINDA DE RUIJTER
Linda de Ruijter is a professor at the Thomas More University College in the Design &Technology department. She teaches interior design in the third year and is also international coordinator for the third year students. She studied Industrial Design in Antwerp and worked as an independent product designer for Enthoven associates and Laurent David. She has her own office for interior design and product design in collaboration with her husband. Linda has exhibited at various events including the 1981 “Fashion and Design” Design Center Brussels and the1989 “Women in Design” Design Center Stuttgart.
Willy Goossens graduated in Architecture from Ghent in 1981. After a professional stay for 3 years in Cagliari, Italy, he set up his own architecture practice in Mechelen, Belgium. In 2000 he founded DG | architecten with his associate architect Ilse Diddens. Since 1999 Willy has been professor at the Thomas More University College, working in the Design & Technology department, teaching Interior Design in the third year.
Dirk Pauwels (°1969) graduated as a Master in philosophy in 1995 at KU Leuven. Since 2002 he works at Thomas More University College. His lectures, research studies and publications deal with Design Ethics, the History of Design Culture and Design Culture Theory.
Lieve Gios is civil engineer and architect, graduated in 2001.
In 2003 she finished a master after master study in Urban and Regional Planning.
After a few years working for the Flemish Government as spatial planner, she started in 2008 as teacher at Thomas More University College in Design & Technology, Geel. The future professional bachelors of construction meet her in courses such as ‘sustainable building’, ‘administration of constructions’, ‘fluid and acoustics’.
Filip Claes is an interior architect with a keen interest in sketching as a design tool.
He has his own practice since 1995, and is a member of the second year interior design staff at Thomas More Mechelen.
He has given workshops in several other GIDE connected schools.
LEEN VAN AKEN
Leen Van Aken is an architect and teacher at Thomas More University College in Design & Technology, Mechelen. She teaches ergonomics, professional skills and sustainable design in the first and third year. She was involved in several research projects about ecodesign and design for healthcare. She gives lectures and workshops on ecodesign and sustainable innovation to students and working field.
Roeland Tweelinckx is a Belgian artist who makes site-specific interventions in autonomous gallery spaces or public places.
With its interventions he plays subtly with the environment and our perception incline.
His work has a high trompe l’oeil – content, which is a slight sense of confusion among the audience, but at the same time an invitation to a more concentrated look at reality.
Piet [ °1967 ] studied History of Art & graduated in Architecture from Ghent in 1996. Since 20o0 he set up his own architectural practice ‘Piet Vandewalle architect ‘ in Ghent, specialized in total concepts about private housing, i.e. architecture+ interior+ exterior | garden design + furniture… & private practices.
Since 20o0 Piet has also been professor at the Thomas More University College , working in the Design & Technology department, teaching Interior Design in the second & third year [ coordinator ].