AMSTERDAM (NL) - RSM will acquire the magazine A10 new European architecture, taking over as publisher from Boom Publishers Amsterdam as of 01 April 2012. The journal is an important addition to the activities of RSM. Hans Ibelings, editor-in-chief since A10's inception in 2004, has resigned; he will be succeeded by Indira van 't Klooster.
In autumn 2011, Boom Publishers Amsterdam decided to reduce the activities of its architecture funds along with the declining market. A10 will be transferred to RSM, while Boom continues to ensure the existing funding of SUN architecture.
RSM specializes in marketing, sales and fundraising in the creative industry. As a shareholder of A10, RSM has been involved with the magazine since its inception, and also acted as its international sales and marketing partner. With respect to the acquisition, RSM will place the activities of A10 under the management of A10 Publishers BV.
Indira van 't Klooster (1971) is an architecture journalist involved with several architecture magazines in the Netherlands and abroad. She is familiar with an extensive European network of architects and organizations, as well as centres for architecture and its governmental administration. Besides heading A10, she remains employed by Architectuur Lokaal (Local Architecture), the Dutch national centre for construction and cultural commissions which, among other efforts, works to improve accessibility for (young) architects in European tenders and (international) design competitions.