Dr. Leeke Reinders (1971, NL) is an anthropologist who explores new ways of thinking, sensing and doing the city. In his research, writing and education he focuses on the intersections between theories of the city, anthropological fieldwork and practices of urban design and (interior) architecture. His main interests are the anthropology of urban space as it relates to issues such as the meanings of home and community, the intersections of public, private and parochial space, narrative cartography, the relations between architecture and the everyday, and the use of branding and public art in gentrification.
Reinders teaches at design studios in the fields of architecture, interior architecture and urban design, in the faculties of architecture at TU Delft and KU Leuven (Brussels and Ghent), Design Academy in Eindhoven, Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, and the Rotterdam Academy of Architecture. Recent publications include 'Het gemankeerde (t)huis: een visuele antropologie over de woonpraktijken van ouderen in Brussel' (Garant 2016, with Isabelle Makay), ‘Homing the Dutch’ (theme issue of Home Cultures, 2016), 'Hard city, soft city' (Delft University Press, 2016) and 'De alledaagse en de geplande stad' (SUN Trancity 2010, with Arnold Reijndorp).