Bert Timmermans is a historian and artist and holds a PhD in art science. The focus of his PhD research was on the interactions between elite networks and spatial and artistic transitions in seventeenth-century Antwerp. In search of a conceptual framework for his research, he came across social geography, sociology of art and assemblage theory. At Endeavour, his interests include urban transition, behavioural research, urban development and built heritage. His artistic research starts from the pioneers of media archaeology such as Warburg and Benjamin and experimental, modernist montage.