Dr. Robin van den Akker
Head of Humanities
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Robin van den Akker is Senior Lecturer Continental Philosophy and Cultural Studies in, and academic program coordinator of, the Humanities Department of Erasmus University College Rotterdam.
Robin is founding editor of the research platform 'Notes on Metamodernism', which maps and analyses changes in aesthetics and culture that are symptomatic of the post-postmodern condition. He is co-editor of the edited collection Metamodernism: Historicity, Affect, and Depth (2017) that appeared in the Radical Cultural Studies Series of Rowman & Littlefield International. His work has been translated in numerous languages, including Mandarin, Russian, German, and Spanish.
Robin has written extensively on the digitization of everyday life and contemporary aesthetics and culture in The Journal of Aesthetics and Culture, Frieze, ArtPulse, Monu, The American Book Review, De Groene Amsterdammer, and various other journals, magazines, and edited collections. As a member of ‘Het Filosofisch Elftal’ he has a regular column on current events in the Dutch daily newspaper Trouw.
Robin studied Social History (BA), Media and Journalism (MA) and Philosophy (MA) at Erasmus University Rotterdam and Cultural Inquiry (MPhil, Distinction) at the University of Birmingham. In his doctoral dissertation (Philosophy/EUR) The Social Production of Hybrid Space he analysed the implications of mobile and locative interfaces for our practices in urban public space as well as our experiences of the city.