As a practitioner, Dr. Marc Boumeester has realized a large number of Moving Image productions. He worked for various major television- and film-producing companies and realized over sixty products, ranging from commercials to feature films. He has considerable experience in initiating and developing new education and leading organizations through processes of change. His style of leadership has been described as “dynamic, networking, future-sighted, gregarious, creative, intellectual, people-centered, dedicated, loyal”. Within eduction-management Boumeester  concepted and founded several new departments in design education, such as Interactive/Media /Design (Royal Academy) and Moving Image (ArtEZ) and he was till september 2021 dean of AKI Academy of Art and Design. Currently he is appointed as researcher-lecturer at ArtEZ University of the Arts.

His research focuses on the liaison between perception, social-economic conditions and the affective capacities of media and objects, with a distinct preference for the exploration of the exteriority of relations, coming to the heuristics of an affordance philosophy. He writes, lectures, develops and teaches in a specific international array of educational institutions and research networks. His list of publications includes his book ”The  Desire of The Medium” (2017).

Previous Employment:

University of the Arts, Royal Academy of Art ( KABK ), cofounder and head of the department of Interactive/Media/Design (2007-2015). Founding and development of the department, selecting and managing staff, finances, scheduling, curriculum development, administration, lecturing, mentoring, publicizing, representation, collaboration.

Delft University of Technology ( TU Delft ), Faculty of Architecture, Delft School of Design, Researcher and lecturer (2004-2015). Conducting research, curriculum development, administration, lecturing, mentoring, publicizing, representation, collaboration

Fontys, Academy for Art, Communication and Design ( ArtCode ). Member of development team and lecturer (2010-2015).Founding and development of the department, selecting and managing staff, finances, scheduling, curriculum development, administration, lecturing, mentoring, publicizing, representation, collaboration.

Producer/director for various film and television (production) companies (prior to 2004). Feature films, drama and comedy, documentary, music video and commercials for a.o.: Endemol, IDTV, major broadcasters in Holland, Germany, South Africa, Yacht, Rothmans, Nauta Dutilh, Nina Hagen.

Network, Conference and Seminar organization:

Member European Research group ‘What Images Do!’

Member European Research group ‘The Surroundings Lab’

Member Scientific Advisory Board City of Enschede

Member Advisory Board ‘InScience’ Film festival

(2019/2020) The SurroundingsLab, founding research group with symposia in Malmö, SE and London,UK.

(2018) The Critical (un)Making of Smart Cities, Seminar at Human-Technology Relations Conference at University Twente

(2017) Science-Frictions: Creations in bio-art & bio-science, seminar at University of Twente

(2017) A Grin Without A Cat. Annual National Deleuze Conference. Enschede, Holland.

(2015) What If: From Formal Logic to Material Inference. Seminar at the Deleuze Camp: Daughters of Chaos; Practice, Discipline, A Life. Utö, Sweden.

(2015) ALEPH Autonomous Laboratory for the Exploration of Progressive Heuristics, advanced dissemination seminar at UQAM Université du Québec à Montréal & Concordia University, Montréal, Canada.

(2014) What Images Do!. Conference Royal Academy of Art, Copenhagen, Denmark.

(2012) Asignifying Semiotics: Or How to Paint Pink on Pink. Second National Symposium on Deleuze Scholarship, Delft.

(2012) The Asignifying Affordance of Assemblage. Seminars at the faculties of Architecture of the University of Cambridge & the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom.

(2012) Cartography; to have done with tracing in favor of mapping. Seminar at the 13th Architecture Biennale Common Ground. Venice, Italy.

Education Development Experience:


Leiden University (PhD dissertations)


Delft University of Technology, Delft School of Design (Architecture Thinking Graduation Studios 2011-2013, Media Matters Theory 2011-2013, The Agency of Mapping 2007-2011, Camera Eye Theory Project 2004-2005, Explore Lab, (Graduation Studios 2012-2014), Department of Media Studies( Film & Architecture 1 & 2 2008-2011)


ArtEZ University of the Arts ( Crossmedia Design 2006-2015, Moving Image 2015->), Royal Academy of Art The Hague (Interactive / Media / Design 2006-2015, ALEPH 2013-2015), Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts ( Art and Communication Design 2010-2015)


Management Development Trajectory

Leiden University, Centre for the Arts in Society, Doctorate

University of Amsterdam, Communication sciences

First Army Corps Command Artillery Division, Military expertise




Major Publications & Keynotes :

(2022) Cinematographic machines and critical distance in everyday articulation. Article in Under the Kino-Eye: unveiling the mediality of architecture through image-making and digital technologies. Special issue of the Journal of Architecture. Abingdon: Tailor and Francis (publication forthcoming).

(2021) Place as Image, Image as a place. Article in Inflection Journal Nr8. Melbourne: University of Melbourne (publication forthcoming).

(2021) The idiosyncratic affective agency of the paintings by Wendong Ren. Article for Dalian Polytechnic University.(publication forthcoming).

(2020) Un-framing reality; Sets of intensities as smallest common denominator in film and architecture. Chapter in Making Visible: Architecture Filmmaking Volume 1 , Bristol (GB): Intellect publishers.

(2020) Paradigmatic Shifts For New Design: from Ego- to Ecologic. Keynote at the New Challenge/New Design China-Foreign University President Summit Forum, Dalian, PRC (Online).

(2020) The Chernobyl Fox & the Surroundings Lab. Keynote at the SurroundingsLab symposium University of Liverpool in London, UK.

(2019) Iridescence of Perception; a-signification through preemptive desecration of the visual Urzustand. Chapter in What Images Do! , Aarhus (DK): Aarhus University Press.

(2019) The Cinematographic Machine and the actualization of time. Keynote at the Architecture Film & Process empowerment Surrounding lab. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Malmö/Alnarp, Sweden.

(2019) Ecologies of Performance, Understanding Assemblages and Intensive Thinking: the destination of performance as an in-between space of visitor and community interaction. Lecture/Masterclass at Teatro della Pergola, Florence, Italy.

(2019) Cinematographic machines and critical distance in everyday life. Presentation at the ‘Slices of Everyday Lives’ Conference, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

(2019) Non-anthropocentric desire and critical distance. Keynote at the International Conference on Innovation Design, Dalian Polytechnic University, Dalian, PRC.

(2019) The Affordance of Aesthetics, Non-Chronologic time and the Saturation of Information. Lecture at the Luxun Academy of Fine Art, Shenyang, PRC.

(2018) Urban Plasticity and Affective Agency; how to embrace ‘differences that make a difference’. Presentation at the Philosophy of Human-Technology Relations Conference at University of Twente.

(2018) Extreme as a normative agency. Presentation at the EXTREME; Rethinking the Limits to Community, Architecture, and Urbanism Conference, Svalbard, Norway.

(2017) Unframing Urban Density; The Somaesthetic Cartography of Intensities. Chapter in Rethinking the Concept of Density , Vienna/Berlin (AU/DE): Sternberg Press.

(2017) The Desire of the Medium , Arnhem (NL): ArtEZ Press.

(2017) Eight avatars of time; An affective-temporal taxonomy of the epistemology of time beyond chronology. Peer reviewed article in Parse Journal Issue 04 , Gothenburg (SE): University of Gothenburg Press.

(2017) Design of education as education in design; de-stratifying fields and subjects. Paper presentation at the Kolding Design School, Denmark.

(2017) An Eye for an Ear: Agency and Desire in Asian Photography. Paper presentation at the EAAA Conference, University of Zürich, Switzerland.

(2017) In Media Res: Inessential learning: Attuning to The Desire of The Medium. Paper presentation at the 10th International Deleuze Studies Conference, Toronto, Canada.

(2017) Non-Anthropocentric Desire and the Affordance of Aesthetics. Keynote at the Critical Design Seminar at the Vilnius Academy of Art, Lithuania.

(2017) The Affordance of Aesthetics. Lecture at Yunnan University of Finance and Economics, Kunming, PRC.

(2016) The Impredicative City :or What Can a Boston Square Do? Chapter in Deleuze and the City , Edinburgh (SCT): University of Edinburgh Press.

(2016) Material Agency : Attuning to The Desire of The Medium. Paper Presentation at the Phenomenology and Speculative Realism Conference, University of Malta, Msida, Malta.

(2016) The Asignifying Affordance of Assemblage: A Heuristic of the Energetics of the Exteriority of relation. Chapter in Legacy: The Delft School of Design [2002-2013], eds. G. Bruyns and J. Schaap (pp. 162-165), Delft (NL): TU Delft.

(2016) Material Agency and Aesthetic Encounter; Or How A Shadow Can Clear Your Desk and A Drop of Light Can Wreck Your Car. Keynote at the Theory Seminar. Royal Academy of Art, Copenhagen, Denmark.

(2016) 13th Venice Biennale of Architecture: Sensibility is Ground Zero. Chapter in Legacy: The Delft School of Design [2002-2013], eds. G. Bruyns and J. Schaap, (pp.166-177). Delft (NL): TU Delft.

(2016) All the More Reason to Act, chapter in Bearers of Internationalisation (pp.77-79). Aalto (FI): Aalto University of Arts, Design and Architecture.

(2016) Affirmative becoming of the ‘desire of the medium’: Cinema and the abstract machine. Paper presentation at the 9th international Deleuze Studies Conference, Roma Tre University, Department of Philosophy, Communication and Visual Arts, Rome, Italy.

(2015) De e(s)thisch-politieke verantwoordelijkheid van de provocateur. Chapter in the book De Mythe van de Hedendaagsheid , Cahier book series. Brussels (BE): Acco Uitgeverij.

(2015) Producing a ‘vital collapse’ as the genesis of meta-medial design. Lecture at Connecting Narratives: Film as research symposium at Oxford Brookes University, UK.

(2015) Desire of the Medium: One road leads to many Romes. Paper presentation at the 8th international Deleuze Studies Conference by ResArc: Swedish Research School in Architecture in Stockholm, Sweden.

(2015) Cinematographic Cartography; towards asignifying heuristics in architectural research. Keynote at the Copenhagen Architecture Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark.

(2015) ‘Camera Eye’: Cinematic Studio Research into Architectural Practice. Peer reviewed article in Architecture and Culture Vol. 3 , Issue no.1 'Architecture Film', London (GB): Bloomsbury Press.

(2014) De gespecialiseerde generalist; Kunst en Design en het Osmotisch Oxymoron. Article in Cahier, volume 6. Tilburg (NL): Fontys Press.

(2014) The Impredicative City. Paper presentation at the 7th International Deleuze Studies Conference, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey.

(2014) The Bodyless Shadow; towards a Meta-medial framework. Article in Drawing-On , peer reviewed Academic Journal of the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

(2014) The specialized generalist; art and design and the osmotic oxymoron. Paper presented at the Cumulus Conference in Aveiro, Portugal.

(2014) Medium Affect Desire: Hybridising Real Virtual and the Actualised through Affective Medium Ecology. Article in Footprint peer reviewed Architectural Journal, Delft (NL): Delft University of Technology.

(2014) Meta-media and non-anthropocentric desire; what does the medium want? Paper presented at the What Images Do! conference Royal Academy of Art, Copenhagen, Denmark.

(2013) Es muss einfach raus; media and non-anthropocentric desire. Paper presented at the What Images Do! symposium at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany.

(2013) Socio-architectural conditions, a-signifying signs and non-anthropocentric desire. Keynote at the ‘Plenitude and Emptiness’ Architectural Research by Design Symposium, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

(2013) Yen: Prosaic Propensity; A-signifying Singularity. Paper presented at the Second National Symposium on Deleuze Scholarship; Asignifying Semiotics: Or How to Paint Pink on Pink. Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands.

(2013) Mise en Abyme; Dispositions of Permeation in Intrinsic Relationality to the A-signifying sign. Paper presented at the „Iconic Difference“ seminar at NCCR Eikones, Basel, Switzerland.

(2012) The Asignifying Affordance of Assemblage: Enactive Embodied Embedded and Extended Urban Cartography . (pp.13-23). Chapter in Architectural Journal nr.8, 2012 Beijing (PRC) :The Architectural Society of China.

(2012) In Media Res. Keynote at the theory seminar at University of Nanjing. Nanjing, Peoples Republic of China.

(2011) Three Arms of Wisdom. In A Bal-Sanders, G.J.B. Bruyns & J. Schaap (Eds.). Chapter in Liber GratulatoriaArie Graafland (pp. 146-149). Delft (NL): Delft School of Design.

(2011) Reconsidering Cinematic Mapping: Halfway Between Collected Subjectivity and Projective Mapping. Chapter in F Penz & A Lu (Eds.), Urban Cinematics; understanding urban phenomena through the moving image (pp. 239-256). Bristol (GB): Intellect, The Mill, United Kingdom.

(2011) Bridging Alterities; Mediating Media..Paper presented at the Film and Media Conference, University of London: London, United Kingdom.

(2011) City and the Agency of Moving Image après Debord..Paper presented at the Atmosphere Conference, Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.

(2010) Projective mapping; using collected subjectivity to depict future memory..Paper presented at the Mapping, Memory and City conference at Faculty of Architecture, University of Liverpool, UK.

(2010) Designing Paradigm Shifts; Follow and Lead..Paper presented at the Cumulus Conference in Genk, Belgium.

(2010) Guy Debord and the agency of moving image. Keynote at the Theory Seminar at the Dessau Institute of Architecture, Dessau, Germany.

(2009) Cinematic mapping reviewed; transitioning to "collected subjectivism' by transferring media typologies. In Francois Penz & Andon Lu (Eds.), Urban Cinematics (pp. 90-99), University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

(2009) E175; the happiness of being envied is glamour. Keynote at seminar at Hochschule für Gestaltung in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany.

(2009) Mapping the Micro-rayon. Keynote at the Seminar for the Post-Socialist Russian City Project at the British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow, Russia.