Rajesh Heynickx (°1977) is an Associate Professor and teaches architectural theory at the Faculty of Architecture. He studied history and architectural sciences at the University of Leuven, the University of Illinois (Urbana Campaign, US) and the Institute for European History at Mainz. His doctoral dissertation dealt with The interaction of art, religion and identity in Interwar Flanders (Vantilt, 2008). With Leuven University Press he edited the following studies: in 2012 (together with Tom Avermaete) Making a New World. Architecture and Communities in Interwar Europe and (together with Thomas Coomans e.a.) Loci Sacri. Understanding Sacred Places ; in 2010 (together with Jan De Maeyer) The Maritain Factor. Taking religion into Interwar Modernism. He published in Modern Intellectual History, Modernist Cultures, Environment and History. He co-edited special issues of Interiors: Design/Architecture/Culture and the Revue Belge de Philologie et d’Histoire. Current research topics are: 20th century architectural theory and art philosophy ; the interaction between religion and architectural modernism ; architectural pedagogy and knowledge transfer. He acts as the spokesman of ARP.