René Boer (1986) works on the intersection of architecture, urbanism, heritage and art, is part of the Non-fiction collective and managing-editor at the research studio Failed Architecture. He was critic-in-residence at the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam 2016 and guest curator of the Misericordia project on contemporary notions of 'mercy' at the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam. The exhibition 'Architecture of Appropriation', which he developed in collaboration with Het Nieuwe Instituut, is currently on show at the 11th São Paulo Architecture Biennale.