KRMLS 2021

Towards an Apocalypse Manifesto


Jorn Konijn is an architecture & design curator and writer based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He curated several exhibitions, such as Unsolicited Architecture for the International Architecture Biennale of Sao Paulo 2011, the award-winning Housing with a Mission exhibition for the Urbanism & Architecture Bi-City Biennale of Hong Kong and Shenzhen 2011. In 2013 he was curator for the overall Urbanism & Architecture Bi-City Biennale of Hong Kong and Shenzhen 2013. In 2015, he was appointed as curator of the 5th Brazilian Design Biennial. He remained working in Brazil as curator for the official Dutch cultural program during the Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro 2016, a month long multi-disciplinary exchange project entitled Hobra. Currently, he is Head of Program of the Dutch Design Week, the largest Design Week of Northern Europe, senior design researcher at ArtEZ – School of the Arts, Arnhem, The Netherlands and PhD Candidate at the Technical University Eindhoven with a dissertation on the exhibitions of architects Aldo and Hannie van Eyck. He also recently completed a feature documentary on architecture professor Max Risselada, entitled: Max Risselada: Life, Works and 12 Buildings.