Prof. Dr. Wouter Vanstiphout (Heist op den Berg/Belgium 1967) is an architectural historian, founding partner of Crimson Architectural Historians in Rotterdam and Professor of Design & Politics at the Faculty of Architecture of Delft Technical University in the Netherlands. As a practitioner he has directed the renewal of the Dutch Industrial Satellite Town of Rotterdam Hoogvliet and advises municipalities, the national government, housing corporations and project developers on matters relating to urban renewal, cultural heritage and spatial and urban politics. He has written extensively about post war urbanism, urban renewal policies and projects and recently has lectures and written extensively on the relationship between urban riots and urban planning. He is a regular columnist at the British Architecture weekly Building Design and this spring will publish a book in the Design & Politics series at 010 Publishers, Design and Politics #6, Four World Cities Face Off. With his chair Wouter Vanstiphout is curating an exhibition as part of the 5th International Architecture Biennale of Rotterdam, called Design As Politics.