I am a Rotterdam-based researcher and curator with a background in Architecture and Urbanism focusing on co-creative and participatory processes, and the affordances of new media and digital technologies, particularly serious games, for transformational urban futures.

I am currently a design researcher for the Transition Scapes project at the Civic Interaction Design Research group at the University of Applied Sciences of Amsterdam and Head of Programming for the Architecture Film Festival of Rotterdam. In the past, I have been a Research Fellow for the H2020 project CreaTures – Creative Practices for Transformational Futures, where I was leading the Engagement and Dissemination work package at RMIT Europe. Previously, I carried out doctoral research on serious games for sustainability at the University of Groningen and worked as an Embedded Researcher for Smart and Social Cities for the Amsterdam Hackable Metropolis project, a collaboration of the University of Amsterdam, the Mobile City and One Architecture.

I am a co-founder, and until 2020 co-director, of Amateur Cities, a multidisciplinary research and publishing organization. I have also worked with Play the City! Foundation, wrote extensively for different architecture publications and (guest-) lectured for  the Rotterdam Academy of Architecture, the Institute of Housing Studies at Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Faculties of Architecture at the Universities of Costa Rica, Trieste and TU Delft, as well as the Faculties of Urban Studies and Media Studies of the University of Amsterdam. 

Here you can find an as-complete-as possible list of my publications, talks and other creative engagements