Jens van de Maele has studied History at the universities of Leuven (2004-2008) and Vancouver (2008-2009). His PhD thesis (University of Ghent / University of Antwerp, December 2019) deals with political and architectural discourses on ministerial office buildings in Belgium during the interwar period. Jens has published on architectural history, urban history, and environmental history. In 2017-2018, he was the co-curator of the exhibition Brussels, November 1918: From War to Peace? (BELvue Museum, Brussels).
Within the Remixing industrial pasts in the digital age project, Jens will explore the migration history of the Luxembourgish south, with a focus on the integration and transformation of (ethno-)cultural communities.