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Global experts 'off radar'

Johan Lagae (UGent) and Kim De Raedt (UGent)
(2014) ABE JOURNAL. p.1-15
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This issue of ABE Journal, which takes inspiration from a 2008 conference session as well as from the many conversations that took place within one of the working groups of the European funded COST-action “European Architecture beyond Europe,”1 seeks to contribute to a more thorough understanding of a particular type of professional who emerged in architecture and planning milieus from 1945 onwards: the “global expert”. Through a series of contributions, some resulting from long-lasting, in-depth study while others draw on work-in-progress research, a number of individuals are brought to the fore who, despite their often extensive production or prominent roles on a global scale, have remained “off the radar”. Included in this issue are discussions pertaining to people such as Michel Kalt, Henri-Jean Calsat, David Oakley, Erica Mann, or Max Lock, as well as other, more well-known figures such as Louis Kahn, Jacqueline Tyrwhitt and Hassan Fathy. Through this variety, this ABE-journal issue stresses the need to distinguish between various types of such “global experts”, from embedded practitioners to foreign consultants just passing through. More importantly, the issue also seeks to outline some of the challenges confronting architectural historians in writing the history of this new kind of professional. This is done explicitly in the lengthy editorial, which, through a discussion of recent literature, serves as an introduction to the current state of research on the theme. As such, we hope that this issue will help set a possible research agenda on a topic that in the last several years has triggered scholarly attention, yet still requires a sound theoretical and methodological framing.
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expert, global consultant, development aid, architecture, Africa

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Lagae, Johan, and Kim De Raedt. “Global Experts ‘Off Radar’.” ABE JOURNAL 4 (2014): 1–15. Print.
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Lagae, J., & De Raedt, K. (2014). Global experts “off radar.” ABE JOURNAL, (4), 1–15.
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Lagae, Johan, and Kim De Raedt. 2014. “Global Experts ‘Off Radar’.” Abe Journal (4): 1–15.
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Lagae, Johan, and Kim De Raedt. 2014. “Global Experts ‘Off Radar’.” Abe Journal (4): 1–15.
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Lagae J, De Raedt K. Global experts “off radar.”ABE JOURNAL. 2014;(4):1–15.
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J. Lagae and K. De Raedt, “Global experts ‘off radar,’” ABE JOURNAL, no. 4, pp. 1–15, 2014.
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