Contact info
ReUse, Department of architectural engineering, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
PhD student
Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels

Building crafts and technology lab, BRICK school of architecture, SMEF group of institutes
Survey No. 50 / 3 Undri, Pisoli, Pune, India
Research interest
Post-independence India, construction technology, architectural and urban history, actors in construction
Current and past research projects in the field of Construction History
Indigenous modernisms: Building practice in post-independence Pune (India), PhD Thesis, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 2014-
Representative publications in the field of Construction History
Melsens, S., Mangaonkar-Vaiude, P. & Joshi, Y., 'Architect-entrepreneurs in post-independence Pune (India)’
, in: Campbell et al., J. W. P. (ed.)., Further studies in the History of Construction: The Proceedings of the Third Annual Conference of the Construction History Society. First Edition, Construction History Society, Cambridge, 2016, pp. 461-472.
S. Melsens. and I. Bertels, ‘Shaping India’s cities. The changing role of stakeholders in construction since independence (1947).’, in: B. Bowen et al (eds.), Proceedings of the fifth International Congress on Construction History. ICCH2015: Construction History Society of America. Chicago, vol. 2, 2015, pp. 574-582.

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