Linda Vlassenrood
Program director China and India

Linda Vlassenrood is an independent curator, writer and consultant on architecture, urban planning and design.

Linda worked as a curator at the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI) from 2000, serving as chief curator from 2008 to 2011. The NAI used to be one of the largest architecture centers in the world. Her department worked successfully on a rich and diverse program of exhibitions, lectures and debates, events and educational programs for professionals as well as broader audiences. Linda has curated a significant number of noteworthy exhibitions and events on architecture in its broadest sense. She curated exhibitions on landscape and urban planning, such as "Hybrid Landscapes" (the Dutch contribution to the International Architecture Biennale in Venice in 2004). Crossovers between architecture and design were examined in shows such as “Reality Machines” and “Tangible Traces” (Dutch contribution to the International Architecture Biennale in Sao Paulo in 2007). With the exhibition "China Contemporary" she placed Chinese architecture on the international map in 2006.

At INTI, Linda set up and runs the international research program "New New Towns. Why we need to rethink the city of tomorrow today" in Shenzhen (China) since 2012. She is currently also Program Manager at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam for which she curates a multiyear cultural program (2015-2017) with the City of Eindhoven on its twofold ambition of being a smart city in a participatory society. Linda regularly lectures and publishes internationally and has been involved in municipal and national juries.

contact: l.vlassenrood@newtowninstitute.org