About Me

Ernst van der Hoeven (Fredrikstad, Norway, 1965) lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Ernst van der Hoeven studied art history with a specialisation in architecture at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. In 1994, he co-founded the Rotterdam based architectural historian office Crimson, with a hybrid practice taking the contemporary city as its object. In 2000, he moved to Milan to study landscape architecture at the Politecnico. After his graduation in 2002, he started his own office in Amsterdam: EVDH, studio for the urban landscape. With his studio he designs landscapes, curates exhibitions, makes works of art, teaches and consults on the restoration and exploration of nature in the urban environment. Together with artist Frank Bruggeman and graphic designer Samira Ben Laloua he founded and published Club Donny, a journal on the personal experience of nature in an urban environment, from 2008—2014.
Together with Kirsten Algera, art historian, he initiated MacGuffin in 2014, an arts and crafts magazine on the Life of Things. In 2015 the first issue on ‘The Bed’ was launched internationally.

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