René Boer (1986) 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. Over the last few years, he has curated various exhibitions, public programmes and research projects, and has written for among others Volume, Harvard Design Magazine and Studio.
What If Architects Were to Embrace, Rather Than Ignore, a Building’s Future?

What If Architects Were to Embrace, Rather Than Ignore, a Building’s Future?

What If Architects Were to Embrace, Rather Than Ignore, a Building’s Future?

What’s An Architecture Biennale Good For Anyway?

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What’s An Architecture Biennale Good For Anyway?

Self-Builds: Between Unruly Real Estate Markets and Failed Housing Policies

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Self-Builds: Between Unruly Real Estate Markets and Failed Housing Policies

Instagramming Architecture

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Instagramming Architecture

Slum Porn: Urban Misery as Catchy Imagery

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Slum Porn: Urban Misery as Catchy Imagery

The Tyranny of the Filter Bubble and the Future of Public Space

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The Tyranny of the Filter Bubble and the Future of Public Space

Why the Pop-up Hype Isn’t Going to Save Our Cities

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Why the Pop-up Hype Isn’t Going to Save Our Cities

What the City of the Future Looks Like in the Next Economy

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What the City of the Future Looks Like in the Next Economy

What the City of the Future Looks Like If We Don’t Change Course

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What the City of the Future Looks Like If We Don’t Change Course

On Zaha Hadid’s Dongdaemun Design Plaza

On Zaha Hadid’s Dongdaemun Design Plaza

Going Embedded at the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam 2016: The Next Economy

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Going Embedded at the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam 2016: The Next Economy

Orphan City

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Orphan City

8 Reasons You Will Also Like Postmodern Architecture In 2016

8 Reasons You Will Also Like Postmodern Architecture In 2016

Photo Essay: Amman’s Forgotten Cinemas

Photo Essay: Amman’s Forgotten Cinemas

Photo Essay: DORP

Photo Essay: DORP

Did Suburbia Fail?

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Did Suburbia Fail?

Filth: Capturing Concrete Ecologies

Filth: Capturing Concrete Ecologies

Erasing the Remnants of a Revolution

Erasing the Remnants of a Revolution

Photo Essay: On the Resilience of Ugliness

Photo Essay: On the Resilience of Ugliness

Photo Essay: Ebola Curfew in Freetown

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Photo Essay: Ebola Curfew in Freetown