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TELOS Team at their first Staff Training in Rome in July 2022
Our transnational TELOS Partnership

Germany - Nürtingen-Geislingen University (NGU)

Belgium: Université Libre de Bruxelles Faculty of Architecture La Cambre Horta


Didier Vancutsem, Team coordinator: Didier Vancutsem holds bachelor and master’s degrees in landscape architecture, city and regional planning and regional management. He is Assoc. Prof. at the ULB Free University of Brussels – Faculty of Architecture La Cambre Horta since 2009, involved in Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning Master programs as well as research. As director of the planning office “urban scape” Munich since 1992, Didier has gained professional experience worldwide in urban innovation, landscape management, elaboration of national and regional strategies for integrated urban development in Europe and Middle East, Africa, Russia, Asia. He is active as registered expert for the European Commission and URBACT, UN-Habitat and involved in European and international research projects. He was IFLA Europe delegate for Belgium (1994-1998) (2013-2021), Secretary General (2013-2019) of ISOCARP the International Society of City and Regional Planners, and is currently director of the ISOCARP Institute, its research branch. Since October 2021, he is Vice-President Professional Practice of the International Federation of Landscape Architects Europe.

Motivation for TELOS project: Every human activity interacts with the landscape and aims at concrete results, which are connected to economy. Consequently, every human intervention is motivated by achieving economic results in transforming everyday landscape. Didier is very happy to be able to contribute to the outcomes of TELOS, as this project will demonstrate this interaction and how added-values, trends and impacts become tangible in humanity’s landscape.

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Claire Pelgrims, Project Researcher: Pelgrims Claire (PhD) is a researcher in Urbanism and mobility studies at the Gustave Eiffel University, France and teaching at the Université Paris Cité, France and at the Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. Her PhD thesis focused on imaginaries of fast and slow mobilities in the evolution of Brussels mobility infrastructure since the middle of the 20th century. Her postdoctoral research now focuses on expanded understanding of mobility infrastructure in relation to gender, aestheticism and functionality. She is working with an European Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellowship on a research project about gender and bicycling aesthetics, looking at gender construction processes across cycling practices, equipment and infrastructure (H2020, SENCyclo 2022-2023).

Claire is also involved at ULB in the PDR FNRS "Gender and Bicycling Aesthetics" (2021-2024). She has been involved in researches on Brussels metropolitan cultural and mobility infrastructures (18th-21st century) (micm-ARC) and on sustainable transition of company mobility (BSI chair). She has been associate researcher at the Laboratory on Urban Sociology [LaSUR], EPFL and the University Observatory of Cycling and Active Mobility (OUVEMA), UNIL, Switzerland. She is the Executive Secretary of the International Association for the History of Traffic, Transport and Mobility [T2M], and is involved as member in other international networks such as P2M, the International Ambiances Network, ICSA and EAUH.

Poland: Gdańsk University of Technology

Turkey: Akdeniz University

Italy: La Sapienza University Rome

The Netherlands: LE:NOTRE Institute