René Boer MSc

René Boer works as an urban and architectural researcher, writer and activist in Amsterdam, is managing editor at the research studio Failed Architecture and part of the Non-fiction team. He is currently working on the un/smooth city research project, an installation at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam and a documentary on Amsterdam's A10 ring road. He was critic-in-residence at the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam 2016 and a visiting fellow at the Cairo Institute for Liberal Arts and Sciences, where he taught courses on architecture, cities and heritage. He has been affiliated with urban social movements in Barcelona, Ramallah/Jerusalem and Amsterdam, has lectured about his own and Failed Architecture's work around the world, and has written for among others Harvard Design Magazine, Volume and Studio. René Boer 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.