Merle de Kreuk - AFFR

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The Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam (AFFR) was established in 2000, and the foundation organized its festival the same year as the first architecture film festival in the world. Festivals also took place again in 2001 and 2003. In 2007 AFFR made a fresh start after a few years of silence. In 2009 the event expanded significantly in terms of visitor numbers and programming.

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Watch Online: Rotterdam Speciaal – (T)huisloos in de stad.

In cooperation with AIR, Vers Beton and Urban Guides, AFFR organized a discussion on the problem of homelessness in Rotterdam on Friday 9 October 2020. The debate followed the film What it Takes to Make a Home by Giovanni Borassi…
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Merle de Kreuk

Merle de Kreuk

Merle de Kreuk is professor Environmental Technology, specialized in wastewater treatment and anaerobic digestion processes at the Sanitary Engineering section, Department of Water management, TU Delft, The Netherlands. She started her career in 1997 at IHC Holland, a shipyard for dredging vessels, where among others she worked on an innovative technology for separation of contaminated soil and the clean sand fraction. This so called jig-technology was later applied in several soil remediation projects. After returning to academics, she obtained her Ph.D in Environmental Biotechnology at Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands).

From 2009, she worked for almost three years at a Dutch Water Authority where she was part of the wastewater treatment plant of the future studies, that led to the “resource factory” concept, in which technologies are developed and applied to reach energy producing sewage treatment, as well as the recovery of resources as nutrients and water.

In 2011, she returned to TU Delft, where she focusses on hydrolysis processes in anaerobic digestion and granular sludge processes. She is also programme coordinator of the NWO funded LOTUS-HR project, in which a large consortium of Dutch and Indian researchers develop new innovative solutions for healthy water reuse and resource recovery in small scale sewage treatment plants for Indian (mega) cities.

Merle is also active in education: teaches several MSc and BSc courses, is involved in on line education, one of the initiators/coordinators of the new MSc track Environmental Engineering, and was rewarded with an education fellowship within the TU Delft.

film • city • architecture 6 - 10 Oct. 2021
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