Bart Lootsma (born 1957 in Amsterdam, Netherlands) studied architecture at the Eindhoven University of Technology during 1975-1984. He is a historian, critic, and curator in the fields of architecture, design, and fine arts. He holds the chair for architectural theory at the Leopold-Franzens University of Innsbruck and is also professor at the Institute for History, Theory and Critic in Architecture at the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna.
As head of research, Lootsma worked at the ETH Zurich and led research projects at the Berlage Institute in Amsterdam and Rotterdam. He has also been appointed visiting professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg and at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Additionally, he was director of the Department for 3D-Design at the Arnhem Academy of Art and Design.
Lootsma also taught several courses in architecture, design, and fine arts at different academies of Art and Architecture in the Netherlands. He was editor for numerous journals such as Forum, ARCHIS, de Architect, and GAM and has acted as guest curator for ArchiLab 2004 in Orléans The Naked City and curator at the Schneider-Forberg Foundation in Munich. Lootsma’s work has appeared in many journals, such as DOMUS, Archplus, l’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui and A+U.
Moreover, he was member of several state and municipal committees, such as the Planning Board Arnhem and served on the Rotterdam Cultural Council and the Fund for Applied Arts, Design, and Architecture. Previously, the Dutch Queen appointed him Crown Member of the Dutch Culture Council.
The work of Bart Lootsma has been released in many publications, including Media and Architecture in collaboration with Dich Rijken (1998), his internationally known book SuperDutch (2002), mostly dealing with Dutch Architecture, and ArchiLab 2004: The Naked City, which was widely published in 2004.
Lootsma還在荷蘭的不同藝術和建築學院教授建築，設計和美術等多門課程。他曾擔任Forum，ARCHIS，de Architect和GAM等眾多期刊的編輯，並曾擔任OrléansTheNaked City的ArchiLab 2004客座策展人以及慕尼黑Schneider-Forberg基金會的策展人。 Lootsma的作品曾出現在許多期刊上，如DOMUS，Archplus，l’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui和A + U.
Bart Lootsma的作品已經在許多出版物中發布，包括媒體和建築與Dich Rijken（1998）合作，他的國際知名書籍SuperDutch（2002），主要涉及荷蘭建築，ArchiLab 2004：The Naked City， 2004年廣泛發表。