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Ole Bouman

Rotterdam (Netherlands)

@OleBouman

Ole Bouman

Architect, creative director of the Shenzhen Biennial of Architecture and Urban Planning and member of the Jury for the European Prize for Urban Public Space in 2008, 2010 and 2012.

The architect Ole Bouman is the creative director of the Shenzhen Biennial of Architecture and Urban Planning (China). Until 2012, he was the director of the Nederlands Architectuurinstituut (NAi) in Rotterdam, on which behalf he has been member of the Jury for the European Prize for Urban Public Space in 2008, 2010 and 2012. Before that, he has been editor-in-chief of the Volume magazine. He has also been curator for a series of events promoting the reconstruction of public space in cities affected by different kinds of disasters, for example Ramallah, Mexico City, Beirut and Pristina, as well as for exhibitions for the Triennale of Milan and Manifesta 3 (International Biennial of Contemporary Art in Ljubljana). He is co-author of the encyclopaedia The Invisible in Architecture (1994) and author of Architecture of Consequence (2009). He also writes for such publications as the newspaper De Groene Amsterdammer, The Independent, Artforum and Domus. He has taught Design at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and has given lectures at several universities.

[Last update: December 2013]

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