(Catherine) CR Koekoek, MSC MA


Catherine Koekoek is a PhD researcher at Erasmus School of Philosophy. Alongside finishing her PhD, she is also a curator for the 2024 International Architecture Biennial Rotterdam around the theme "Nature of Hope." She holds degrees in architecture (MSc, cum laude, Delft) and philosophy (MA, cum laude, Leiden). Her dissertation examines how democratic infrastructures – from community centers to the Rotterdams Wijktheater, with which she collaborates – enable democratic coexistence in the face of both post-truth polarisation and neoliberal depoliticisation. Together with Veerle Alkemade, she produces the feminist architecture podcast Respons.

Erasmus School of Philosophy

External PhD candidate | PhD ESPhil


  • Catherine Koekoek (15 September 2022) - Kluwen: Bouwen aan architectuur

  • Catherine Koekoek (2025) - Ontmoetingsplekken doen ertoe
  • Alina Paias & Catherine Koekoek (2023) - Sympoietic conditions for change
  • Catherine Koekoek (2023) - Infrastructures for Democratic Imagination
  • Catherine Koekoek (2023) - Democratic Openness, Neoliberal Closures: A History of Democratic Infrastructures in Rotterdam
  • Catherine Koekoek (2023) - Refusing Research in Rotterdam
  • Catherine Koekoek & Gijs van Maanen (2022) - London Conference in Critical Thought
  • Catherine Koekoek & Veerle Alkemade (2022) - ACN College: Podcast Respons
  • Catherine Koekoek (2022) - Stadslab: Zeggenschap van bewoners
  • Catherine Koekoek (2022) - Feminist Assembly Month
  • Catherine Koekoek (2022) - Infrastructures of democracy: rebuilding democratic grounds

  • CR (Catherine) Koekoek (2021) - TeachEUR Best Teaching Activity


Year Level
Bachelor 2, Bachelor 2, Bachelor 3
Course Code


Start date approval
September 2023
End date approval
October 2024

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