Tim Brouwer is an artist-researcher who investigates material cultures and human-technical relations through the tangibility of digital artefacts. His work currently focuses on the inclusion of myths in technological conceptions to counteract the binary reduction of algorithms and automation. Tim holds a BSc in Product Design from the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and an MA in Research Architecture from Goldsmiths, University of London. He has worked as a researcher on the Forensic Architecture project 'The Killing of Harith August' and has written essays and given workshops for the Institute of Network Cultures.





Lines of Inquiry: Glossary, media, field manual

Forensic Architecture Studio and the Centre for Research Architecture

Goldsmiths, University of London



Extracting Computerized Desires – a Review of Clickmine

The Institute of Network Cultures

February 5, 2019


Proof-of-Transaction: The Materiality of Cryptocurrency

Longform, The Institute of Network Cultures

August 25, 2018


Infrastructural Pessimism (Anna Engelhardt, Tim Brouwer, and Carol Iglesias in conversation with Alberto Toscano)

Centre for Research Architecture 2018/19 MA Degree Show (London, UK)

September 27, 2019


Human-Technology Relations: Postphenomenology and Philosophy of Technology

University of Twente (The Netherlands)

July 11,  2018


Meet the Makers

Minor Makerslab, University of Applied Sciences Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

March 15, 2018


Cryptographic Collectibles - the Materiality of Cryptography

Crypto Design Workshop, Aksioma (Ljubljana, Slovenia)

March 6, 2018


Centre for Research Architecture 2018/19 MA Degree Show (London, UK)

September 26-29, 2019

Forbo, an exhibition of material explorations and prototypes (Assendelft, NL)



Master of Arts - Research Architecture, Centre for Research Architecture, Department of Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths, University of London Goldsmiths University of London (United Kingdom)



Bachelor of Engineering - Product Design, University of Applied Sciences Amsterdam (The Netherlands)



Minor+ Visual Culture, Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam (The Netherlands)