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Simone Rots
Managing Director

Simone Rots is an architectural historian and partner of Crimson Architectural Historians, an office that takes the contemporary city as its point of departure.

From 2006 to 2013, Simone was the director of Hofbogen BV. Holding this position, she was responsible for the transformation of the Hofbogen: a nineteenth century monumental train viaduct, close to the centre of Rotterdam. She advises on creative ways of organizing and financing the redevelopment of cultural heritage and has experience in developing (cultural) events in the field of architecture and urban design. Throughout her career, Simone has been projectmanager of various events like WiMBY!, an urban renewal project in Rotterdam/Hoogvliet, the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam and Rotterdam 2001, Cultural Capital of Europe. She is member of different boards and advisory committees. Currently, Simone is working on her PhD “The Squatted New Town, Modernism Meets Informality, Venezuelan Cases” at the Technical University of Delft on the subject of modernism and urban informality. Since the beginning of 2014 Simone is involved in INTI as managing director.

contact: s.rots@newtowninstitute.org