Linda Vlassenrood is an independent curator and researcher whose mission is to facilitate understanding and discussion of complex urban issues in stimulating ways.
She used to work as curator and chief curator at the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI) from 2000 to 2011. There, she curated a significant number of noteworthy exhibitions and events on architecture in its broadest sense including the Dutch contribution “Hybrid Landscapes” to the International Architecture Exhibition in Venice in 2004. In 2011, she founded Studio Linda Vlassenrood to study developing cities and shed light on underexposed issues. She mainly works for cultural institutions and municipalities. At the International New Town Institute (INTI), she set up and ran the international research program New New Towns. Why we need to rethink the city of tomorrow today on the redevelopment of Shenzhen (2012-2020). At Het Nieuwe Instituut, she curated the multiyear cultural program DATAstudio around data and the smart society in collaboration with the City of Eindhoven (2015-2018). She has been a core team member of Stad-Forum, an independent research organization that gives (un)solicited advice to the city of Amsterdam on urban development (2019-2023).
Linda Vlassenrood is currently also conducting PhD research on Dutch urban planner Jakoba Mulder (1900-1988) at the Technical University of Eindhoven. She teaches, has authored and co-authored numerous publications, and is in demand as speaker in the Netherlands and abroad.