Bert de Muynck is an architect, writer and co-director of MovingCities. Currently he is a Lecturer at the Department of Architecture at the Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University in Suzhou, China. From 2011 to 2014, Bert de Muynck was Assistant Professor at The University of Hong Kong – Faculty of Architecture, and that in the HKU Shanghai Study Center.
In the past decade Bert de Muynck lived and worked in Amsterdam [2001-2006], Beijing [2006-2009] and Shanghai [2009-…]. Movingcities is an independent research organization investigating the role that architecture and urbanism play in shaping the contemporary city. Bert de Muynck’s writing ranges from fact till fiction. So far he has published in 15+ different countries and 30+ different magazines [VOLUME (NL), MARK magazine (NL), DOMUS (IT), Urban China (CN), DOMUSchina (CN), Commercial Real Estate in China (CN), GAM (AU), MONU (AU/NL), CITY (UK), Stadtbauwelt (DE), LOG (US), SARAI Reader (IN), Tresholds (US), Perspective Magazine (HK), DWB (BE), BEYOND (NL), SPACE(ROK)…] During the past years MovingCities has conducted research, lectures and workshops in China, Israel, Sweden, Netherlands, Finland and Indonesia.
Bert de Muynck holds and MA Architectural Engineering [Catholic University Leuven, BE] and a GAS Cultural Sciences [Free University Brussels, BE]. He lectured at the XXII World Congress of Architecture, UIA (Istanbul, 2005), the FUIUF conference at Fudan University (Shanghai, 2006). Between 2005-07 he was invited as a critical respondent to the ‘Capital Cities’-research at the Berlage Institute (Rotterdam). From May-July 2007 he was, along with Ned Rossiter and Mónica Carriço, coordinator of the “Transdisciplinary Research on Creative Industries in Beijing – Mobile Research Laboratory“.
In December 2010, Bert de Muynck was invited by the UNESCO Creative Cities to moderate a discussion during the 2010 Shenzhen International UNESCO Creative Cities Network conference. MovingCities has set-up programs for the Netherlands Architecture Institute [NAi, China MatchMaking Program, 2009-2011], Dutch Design Fashion and Architecture [DutchDFA, China Mapping Report Design and Fashion, 2011] and Finnish Association of Architects [SAFA, Snowball Architecture Seminar, 2010] in China.
For more information and blog http://movingcities.org
Recent publications by Bert de Muynck
Projects & Collaborations by Bert de Muynck (2003-2007)
- Brussels, Capital of Europe (2003-…)
- Archis RSVP-Events (2004)
- Fear & Space (2004)
- F.A.S.T. (2005)
- UIA2005 Istanbul – 7 (2005)
- The Art of Adult Architecture (2005)
- Capturing the Moving Mind (2005)
- Aspects of (Chinese) Overpopulation (2005-…)
- 3X3 A Perspective on China (2006)
- Another Publication (2007)
- BEI-CI (2007)