Indira van ‘t Klooster is director of Arcam, Amsterdam’s architecture centre. Programmes linked to this evening include the exhibition Safe Spaces – Right to Space in the City, and the Architect in Residence programmes by Lyongo Juliana, Afaina de Jong, Thijs de Zeeuw, Raumplan, Ed. Bijman and Severine Kas. Many programmes focus on the question of what designing for/with/to a just city can mean. As chair of the Local Architecture Initiatives Coordination Foundation, she is involved in the national agenda-setting of local design issues and the Day of Architecture. She is also (co-)author of a variety of publications including Women in Architecture (nai010, 2023), Welcome Home the City of Tomorrow (Arcam, 2022), Forty and Famous (Amilcar Publishers, 2016) and Reactivate! (Valiz, 2013). Previously, she was, among other things, editor-in-chief of the European magazine A10 New European Architecture and programme leader at Architectuur Lokaal dealing with commissioning and architectural policy. She graduated as an architectural historian from the University of Amsterdam.
Photography: Eva Kasbergen