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Pelgrims Claire (PhD) is a researcher in Architecture and Urbanism at the Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. Her PhD thesis focuses on imaginaries of fast and slow mobilities in the evolution of Brussels mobility infrastructure since the middle of the 20th century. Her postdoctoral research focuses on expanded understanding of mobility infrastructure in relation to gender, aestheticism and functionality. She is involved, within Sasha, in the PDR FNRS "Gender and Bicycling Aesthetics: the potentiel for the sustainable city of gender construction processes across cycling practices, equipment and infrastructure" (2021-2024)
Claire has also been involved in researches on Brussels metropolitan cultural and mobility infrastructures (18th-21st century) (micm-ARC) and on sustainable transition of company mobility (BSI chair). Associate researcher at the Laboratory on Urban Sociology [LaSUR], EPFL, since 2017, she has joined T2M Executive Committee in 2019 and is involved as member in the French 'Passé, present mobilité' [P2M] network and in the International Ambiances Network.