Treffers is a Dutch architect and urban researcher, founder and former director of the Temporary Art Centre in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. In 2005, he founded 12N Urban Matters network studio.
In 2015, Treffers participated in the Architecture Ukraine residence organized by the Isolation cultural initiatives platform in Mariupol, Ukraine, and tried to elicit this city’s key positive feature which can serve the foundation for its new image and concept.
Treffers believes that in urbanism much depends on good will, passion to change things, and a pro-active social position of stakeholders at all levels.
Besides tutoring the Cherkasy Zoo workshop Treffers gave a lecture for the KhSA’s Public Programme on participatory Open Source Urbanism, because he shares the opinion that any process starts from communication with people.
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