Vibeke Gieskes

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Vibeke Gieskes is an independent educator, editor, curator and project manager in the field of arts and architecture. She teaches theoretical and writing courses at the Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam and at the KABK, The Hague.

Previously, Gieskes curated the International Watercities exhibition at the 2nd Biennale of Architecture (2005) in Rotterdam, edited Herman Hertzberger’s book Space and Learning (2008), compiled and edited the publication The Future of Architecture (2013) and, as interim-director of Studio Veemarktkwartier, was involved in the development of a cultural district in the city of Tilburg (2009).

Between 2011 and 2018, she was responsible for teaching all theory courses at the Department of Architectural Design at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. She is the current editor of Forum and is involved in several research projects in collaboration with architects. Gieskes studied Arts and Culture Studies at Erasmus University in Rotterdam and History of Architecture and Theory at the Université Lumiere II and the Ecole d’Architecture in Lyon.