Dr WISSINK, Bart
MUP, MPA, PhD (University of Amsterdam)
Bart Wissink is associate professor urban studies and urban policy. He received master degrees in urban planning (cum laude) and public administration (cum laude) and a PhD in social and behavioural sciences, all from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. His research explores urban development in East and Southeast Asia. Current projects focus on the consequences of entrepreneurial urban governance for the social role of art, with special attention for the politics of biennials, art and real estate development, and independent art initiatives. Other long-term research interests include enclave urbanism, urban controversies, social networks and the neighbourhood, and cities and the super-rich. Bart has held visiting appointments in Bangkok, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Tokyo and Paris.