Jan Jongert was educated at TU-Delft and the Academy of Architecture in Rotterdam and graduated in 2003. Jan Jongert is initiator and board member of an experimental housing project in Rotterdam called 2012. Together with Césare Peeren, he founded the architecture office 2012Architecten in 1997 and transformed it into Superuse Studios in 2013. With his office he views local re-use as an integrated design strategy applied to building materials as well as to energy supplies, human resources, water, traffic and food cycles. He develops strategies for cities and buildings to connect different flows, while integrating these processes into the existing urban environment. Jan Jongert currently leads the research group INSIDEflows at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague.