Wouter Van Acker

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Van Acker
Academic, teacher, researcher

Wouter Van Acker, Amy Clarke, Stuart King, Andrew Leach, "Can’t touch this", Architecture Research Quarterly (ARQ), 23:1 (2019), doi: 10.1017/S1359135519000058

Van Acker, W. (2018). “Rethinking the Architecture of the Book: Unbinding the Spine of Paul Otlet’s Positivist Encyclopaedism.” Knowledge Organization, 45 (4), 281-291.DOI: 10.5771/0943-7444-2018-4-281

Van Acker, W. (2018). “Peter Corrigan, the Bodgie Wolf, and Other Larrikin Tygers of Wrath.” Fabrications. The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia
New Zealand (SAHANZ), 28 (1), 3-24, DOI: 10.1080/10331867.2017.1410518

Wouter Van Acker and Christophe Verbruggen, “World’s Fairs in Perspectives. The Creation of Modernity at the Beginning of the 20th Century (Ghent 1913)” in: M.Jacobs, P. Scholliers, N. Teughels & P. Van den Eeckhout (Eds.), Food and major exhibitions in the 19th and 20th centuries. Surrey (Eng.)/Burlington (Vermont): Ashgate, 2015.

Wouter Van Acker, Pieter Uyttenhove and Sylvia Van Peteghem, “Library Towers and
the Vertical Dimension of Knowledge” in: Library Trends, Vol. 62, nr. 3 (2014), p.530-540.

Wouter Van Acker, “Architectural Metaphors of Knowledge. The Mundaneum Designs
of Maurice Heymans, Paul Otlet and Le Corbusier” in: Library Trends, Vol. 61, nr. 2
2012), p.371-396

Wouter Van Acker and Geert Somsen, “A Tale of Two World Capitals – the Internationalisms
of Pieter Eijkman and Paul Otlet” in: Revue Belge de Philologie et d'Histoire/Belgisch Tijdschrift voor Filologie en Geschiedenis, Vol. 90, nr.4 (2012), p. 1389-1409.

Wouter Van Acker, “Internationalist utopias of visual education : the graphic and scenographic
transformation of the Universal Encyclopaedia in the work of Paul Otlet, Patrick
Geddes and Otto Neurath” in: Perspectives on Science, Vol.19, nr.1 (2011) p.32-80. Exhibitions

- Consultant for the exposition at the Mundaneum, Mons - European Capital of Culture, 2015
- Co-curator on architectural bibliophilia at ETH Zurich (2015)
- Curator of Digital Exhibition “Mapping Knowledge” for the Google Cultural Project (2015)
- Co-coordinator of the online platform and exhibition on the Universal Exhibition that took place in Ghent in 1913:: http://www.gent1913virtueel.be/.
- Collaborator for Muhka (Antwerp) for the show Brussels Biënnal (2008).

PhD Victoire Chancel
PhD Lieven De Boeck
PhD Sonia Melani
PhD Alberto Squizatto

architectural history of modernism and postmodernism
architectural theory: aesthetics and epistemology