About us

We are Bnieuws, the independent, student-run platform and monthly periodical for the whole Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of TU Delft. As a student run platform funded by the faculty, we aim to represent the diverse written output, ideation, and dialogue within and at the faculty. As such, within our thematic publications, our contributions are critical and explorative, with texts and images relating often to our own faculty but at all times to some aspect of the built environment; be it landscape, architecture, or urbanism. 

We believe ourselves to be the voice of the faculty, and our motto is ‘Your voice is our voice’. In order to accomplish this we collaborate closely with other student associations within the faculty, such as BouT, Polis, and also The Berlage among others. We also however have an open list of independent guest writers, or Penpals, which includes students, staff members and alumni of the faculty. It is these students, staff, and associations for whom we do our best to ensure that their research, knowledge, and ideas can be disseminated throughout the faculty, and now with this website, throughout the world at large!

Editors

Federico Ruiz

Master in Urbanism

Federico Ruiz

I am an urbanism student from Colombia. My tendency to neurotically over-analyse reality has made me prefer writing than talking. I believe that pop culture and “high” culture have similar things to say, so for me the Parthenon and Madonna are equally relevant. I like jokes (also the bad ones), Chocomel and criticising anything that moves, preferably all together. 

@f_ruiz_c

Inez Spaargaren

Master in Architecture

Inez Spaargaren

Hi, my name is Inez. I’m a 23 year old architecture student. From February till July I'll be organizing the INDESEM event on BK-city, but ofcourse still writing for Bnieuws. During my studies of architecture I have developed writing as a new hobby. Just to know, writing wasn't always my favorite thing to do...!

And for you, readers, I’m always curious and open for discussion on my articles!

@inezmargaux

Jonas Althuis

Master in Architecture

Jonas Althuis

Hey, I'm Jonas, I'm Dutch, but I'm very fortunate to have lived abroad for much of my life. I've always enjoyed expressing my thoughts creatively, be that through design, music or writing. I try to enjoy the small things; the nitty gritty details that just make sense, the little victories you have throughout a project when a bunch of complicated things come together. I also love coffee and taking pictures. If you see me, say hello!

@jonasalthuis

Oliwia Jackowska

Master in Urbanism

Oliwia Jackowska

I started my time at Delft as an Architecture student, but I decided to follow my dreams and moved to Urbanism instead. I am passionate about politics, languages, films and places. I love writing about social issues in urban and architectural spaces challenging the status quo.

@oliwia.jack

Robert van Overveld

Master in Urbanism

Robert van Overveld

Hi, my name is Robert, 24 years old and since some time part of this wonderful magazine. I'm a busy bee, so to say, and I like to fill my time with a multitude of things, from cooking to playing music, bouldering to mountainbiking. Writing has always been a great tool for me to express my thoughts. Sharing this with other people is a different ball-game, but a lot of fun.

@rvanoverveld