René Boomkens is Professor in Social and Cultural Philosophy
at the University of Groningen and Professor in Popular
Music at the University of Amsterdam.
As a philosopher
and a writer, Boomkens has taught and organized courses
at the universities of Nijmegen and Amsterdam. He also worked
as a program organizer for De Balie in Amsterdam. He was
the founding editor of the journal Krisis (1980-1993)
and has published widely about many aspects of contemporary
and popular culture. Boomkens promoted on the philosophy
of the modern city, and experience and public life in modern
urban environments: The "Middle Landscape" and the Myth
of Mobility: Coming Home in Commuter Country.
René Boomkens participated in the LIFE & ART 1: TransAgriculture event on December 19, 2008.