About The Speaker
René Boer works as a curator, critic, and researcher in the fields of architecture, urbanism, heritage, and art. He is part of the Amsterdam-based Non-fiction collective, managing editor at Failed Architecture, and affiliated with various urban social movements. The research project 'Architecture of Appropriation', which he developed in collaboration with Het Nieuwe Instituut, has been shown in exhibitions in Rotterdam and São Paulo, and will soon be published. Currently, he is among others involved in shaping Sandberg Institute’s new research hub and developing a platform for alternative urban practices in both Amsterdam and Cairo.