Hanne Van Reusel
Based in Brussels
Hanne is an “architect.e”, researcher, writer and urban activist. As Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture (KU Leuven and PoliTo) she focusses on the field of urban architectural design. Combining research and practice, Hanne wanders at the crossing of different disciplinary tracks where she has built an expertise in research by design, action research, performative architecture, collective visioning, crowdsourcing and crowdfunding, co-creation and the often overlooked care taking of the urban environment. She approaches urban architectural design in its broader urban context. Trained in architecture and having practiced in an academic context she engages with the topics of urban commons and participatory design as she advocates an altering architectural attitude. Having lived in Ghent, Milan and Turin, Hanne is currently at home in Brussels where she co-founded the Josaph’Aire non-profit through which she aims to facilitate the sharing and learning between citizens as well as to support their actions and autonomy in Brussels and beyond.