Roemer van Toorn is a history and theory professor at the Berlage Institute Laboratory of Architecture, Rotterdam. He graduated from the Delft University of Technology as an architect; and with Ole Bouman co-author the "encyclopedia manifesto" on contemporary architecture in The Invisible in Architecture (1994), in which they dissected the varied range of cultural, economic, political
and philosophic outlook within the contemporary architectural and urban
discourse with the aim of outlining the different positions and issues
of today’s architecture. For V2_ publishing, he contributed with the essay Against the Hijacking of the Multitude in TransUrbanism (2002).
As professor, he runs and coordinates the Projective Theory program at the Berlage Institute, and is a staff member of the Delft School of Design (DSD) run by Prof. Dr. Arie Graafland at Delft University of Technology, while at the same time pursuing a career as an international lecturer. He has been editor of the annual publication Architecture in the Netherlands as well as an advisor of the magazine Archis (Volume) and Domus.
Roemer van Toorn's photography work has been exhibited in Venice, Winnipeg, Los Angeles, and, as part of the traveling exhibition Cities on the Move curated by Hou Hanru and Hans-Ulrich Obrist. In October 2004, his photos on the Society of The And were exhibited at Archilab The Naked City, curated by Bart Lootsma.
Roemer van Toorn published Against the Hijacking of the Multitude in V2_'s TransUrbanism (2002).