Gerard Drosterij (b. 1972) is a freelance political philosopher, columnist for BNR News Radio and editor for RTL Late Night, and he writes about politics for various Dutch media outlets. From 2006 to 2012 he was a researcher at the Tilburg School of Law. His PhD, completed in 2008, concerns the distinctions of public and private in political theory, following on from and his master thesis in 1999 which explored the modern history of Dutch art politics.
Drosterij’s publication Intruders: Reflections on Art and the Ethnological Museum (2004), edited with Toine Ooms and Ken Vos, helped influence the mission of Framer Framed in questioning how museums and art institutions play a more active role in questioning and confirming different cultural identities. His other writings on art and culture include: ‘Art and Public Space: The Question of Artistic Publicness’ (2008), in: High Rise – Common Grounds: Art and the Amsterdam Zuidas, and ‘The Political Theory of Public Space’ (2007) in: Transformations of Public Space, Stedelijk Museum CS Amsterdam.