Elke Couchez explores the intersections between architecture, visual studies, intellectual history and pedagogy. She studied Fine Arts (Sint-Lucas Academy, Ghent) and Art History (KU Leuven) and defended her PhD “Gestures make Arguments. Performing Architectural Theory in the Studio and the Classroom 196x-199x” in June 2018 at the KU Leuven Faculty of Architecture. In 2018 and 2019, she worked as a post-doctoral fellow on the project “Is Architecture Art?” at the University of Queensland’s Centre for Architecture, Theory, Criticism and History. Since October 2019, she teaches art, interior design and architecture history at UHasselt and works within the research group TRACE on a new project concentrated on the educational laboratory ILAUD.