From a broad cultural perspective and with relentless curiosity, Saskia van Stein examines issues related to contemporary collective urges and the role culture plays in addressing them.

Her transdisciplinary practice aims to convey the intricate ways in which the interdependence of social, political, economic, and psychological are analysed, visualised, and expressed through cultural production in the designed environment. Her career covers exhibition curation, lecturing, and positions on juries and advisory committees. She has often spearheaded topics and themes that question cultural production and the built environment.

Saskia’s curatorial practice began at the Netherlands Architecture Institute (now Het Nieuwe Instituut), programming transdisciplinary exhibitions. She is currently the artistic and managing Director of the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR). She also heads the Critical Inquiry Lab MA program at Design Academy Eindhoven. Before this, she was artistic and managing Director at Bureau Europa, a platform for architecture and design, Maastricht. Saskia is currently a PhD candidate at the Curating Research Collective, Architecture and Theory department at the Technical University in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.