Prior to this appointment he was the editor-in-chief of Volume, the independent magazine for architecture, for pushing its limits and finding new roles in society. Volume is a project by Archis Foundation, think tank AMO and the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation of Columbia University. He also was the director of Archis Foundation, active in publishing, consultancy and, as NGO, establishing connections between local design communities in need of expertise and the Archis global knowledge network.
Bouman has a track record in writing, curating and teaching in a variety of fields. His publications include the encyclopedic manifesto ‘The Invisible in Architecture’ (co-author, 1994) and ‘The Battle for Time’ (2003, in Dutch). He was one of the curators of Manifesta 3 (2000) and the Archis RSVP event series. He taught or lectured at various schools worldwide. Currently he is also a lecturer at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts.