Saskia van Stein is General Director of the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR), is an independent curator, moderator and currently is Head of Department MA entitled The Critical Inquiry Lab at the Design Academy, Eindhoven. Prior to this, she was artistic and managing Director at Bureau Europa, platform for architecture and design, Maastricht, 2013–2019. Over the span of her carrier, she has curated numerous (traveling) exhibitions, biennales, given (performative) lectures, spoken at or moderated symposia and contributed to other cultural events both in and outside of the confined walls of the institutional realm of the museum, in the Netherlands and abroad. She has often spearheaded topics and themes questioning cultural production and the designed environment itself.
Van Stein is presently a PhD candidate at the Curating Research Collective, Architecture and theory department at the Technical University in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.