Kris Scheerlinck (1972) studied Architecture (MSc., School of Architecture, Sint-Lucas, Ghent), Spatial Planning (Post Graduate, University of Ghent/KU Leuven), Urban Culture (Post Graduate, UPC Barcelona) and Urban Design (MSc., UPC Barcelona) and obtained his Ph.D. in Architecture and Urban Projects with Prof. de Solà-Morales and Prof. Ferrer as thesis directors (UPC/URL, Barcelona, Spain). For more than 15 years, he ran his own research and design practices in Ghent, Barcelona and New York, working on urban and architecture projects, interior, retail and exhibition design and ephemeral installations. He coordinated and ran design studios, workshops and taught theoretical courses in Architecture and Urban Design Programs at various institutions and universities in New York, Barcelona, Bratislava, Melbourne, Valparaiso, Cordoba, Guayaquil, Cuenca, Havana, Addis Abeba, Ghent and Brussels. For the last 5 years he directed the International Master of Science in Architecture Programmes (Programme in Brussels, “Urban Projects, Urban Cultures” and programme in Ghent, “Resilient and Sustainable Strategies”). He is Head of the Research Group “Urban Projects, Collective Spaces and Local Identities” and appointed member of the Faculty Doctoral Commission at the Faculty of Architecture.
He directs an international research project on depth configurations in urban projects, called “Streetscape Territories” and promotes related PhD projects.