I am An Michiels - architect on a detour - currently writing editorial contributions and copy in the field of architecture, interiors and design.

Here’s the full story:

After graduating with distinction as an architect at Sint-Lucas in Brussels, I worked about 10 years in London as a project architect on residential schemes. In 2009, I obtained an MA Curating Contemporary Design at Kingston University (UK) and gradually started to shift my focus to curating, project management and writing about design and architecture.

End 2011, I returned to my home country Belgium after 14 fantastic years in London. I got the opportunity to join the team behind the Biennale Interieur in Kortrijk. I was taking care of communication and project management for the 2012, 2014 and 2016 editions of the Biennale and the strategic run-up to the 2018 edition. 

In 2015, I co-founded dotsandplanes with Joost Vanhecke. Check dotsandplanes.com to find out more about our curated inspiration tours and dedicated events for architects and design professionals. We create our own independent tours, but also get commissioned by corporate clients and organisations.

Alongside dotsandplanes, I write editorial contributions and copy on a freelance basis within the field of design, interiors and architecture. Clients include AKT magazine, Wallpaper Magazine, bulthaup Belgium, Designregio Kortrijk, RR Interieur, etc. Interested in my work? Drop me an email.