René Boer MSc    Urbanist

René Boer works as an independent urban researcher in Amsterdam and is affiliated with FailedArchitecture, Archis/Volume, UrbanIxD and various urban social movements. His work focuses on among others grass root urban practices, the embedding of architecture in the urban context and artistic representations of the built environment. In the past he has worked as a free lance journalist for various media (VJMovement, De Groene Amsterdammer, Joop) and he has been associated with urban research collectives in among others Barcelona (Citymined) and Ramallah/Jerusalem (ICAHD). He holds a master degree in Urban Studies from University College London's UrbanLab and graduated with a thesis on cinematic reflections on Cairo's post-Mubarak urban transformations. / @rene_boer_