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Biography Ole Bouman has been director of the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI) since April 2007. Before taking up that position he was editor-in-chief of the periodical Volume, a cooperative venture of Stichting Archis, AMO (the research bureau of OMA/Rem Koolhaas) and the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation of Columbia University. He has curated a series of public events for the reconstruction of the public domain in cities that have been hit by disasters, such as Ramallah, Mexico City, Beirut and Prishtina. Bouman has been lecturing Design at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the United States. Bouman is (co-)author of a.o. the encyclopedia The Invisible in Architecture (1994) and Al Manakh (2007). As well as the manifestos RealSpace in QuickTimes (1996) and De Strijd om Tijd (2003). His most recent publication is Architecture of Consequence (2009) which constitutes a portrait of a proactive design mentality. He has curated exhibitions for the Milan Triennale, Manifesta 3 and Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum. His articles have appeared in such periodicals as De Groene Amsterdammer, The Independent, Artforum, De Gids, Domus, Harvard Design Review, El Croquis, Arquitectura & Viva, and Proiekt Russia. He has been guest editor-in-chief for A+D (India) and editorial consultant for Urban China. Bouman regularly lectures at internationally acclaimed universities and cultural institutions.
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