Florian Cramer

Florian Cramer

Florian Cramer Taiwanese name 官無名 (1969, he/him), practice-oriented research professor/reader (Dutch: lector) in 21st Century Visual Culture/Autonomous Practices & writing tutor at Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, Netherlands

A list of the projects and activities I am involved in can be found here, my up-to-date publication list can be found here.

Since the 1980s, I have been involved in various DIY communities and initiatives. Outside WdKA, I am an associate of the Hong Kong-based collective 展銷場 Display Distribute, operating the Rotterdam Relay Center of its volunteer-run courier service 後勤慢遞 LIGHT LOGISTICS. On Radio WORM, I broadcast the weekly radio program “Mixed Business”, and I am an occasional host at, and part of the larger volunteer community of, De Aanschouw, the Netherland’s smallest art space that runs as a parasite of pubs. I am currently a board member of the artist-run non-profit Lezeren that offers free Dutch language and literacy courses.

Since 2008: practice-oriented research professor/reader/lector WdKA & Piet Zwart Institute
2011-2015: Founding director of the Research Center Creating 010, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences
2006-2008: Course director Master Media Design (precursor of the present-day Master program Experimental Publishing), Piet Zwart Institute, WdKA
2004: Research fellow Piet Zwart Institute, WdKA
1998-2004: Lecturer in Comparative Literature, Peter-Szondi-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin

Studied Literature and Art History at Freie Universität Berlin, Universität Konstanz and University of Massachusetts at Amherst. M.A. in Comparative Literature, Art History and Modern German Philology (1998, FU Berlin), Dr. phil. in Comparative Literature (2006, FU Berlin); Cultural Studies diploma from (the self-organized) Wissenschaftsakademie Berlin 2003; Dutch hospitality industry/waiter diploma Sociale Hygiëne Verklaring 2010; working on my BKE assessor certificate for Dutch Applied Science University education and my Dutch inburgeringsexamen in 2024.

For more information (including collaborative projects with artists, conferences, past advisory board/jury work), see my personal homepage: http://floriancramer.nl

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