Awee Prins (1957) is a philosopher and professor of phenomenology, hermeneutics and the philosophy of art at Erasmus University Rotterdam. He founded the Centre for Philosophy and Art there in 1991. In 2006, he received the prestigious Education Prize. That same year he published the philosophical bestseller Out of Boredom: a case for accepting the impermanence of things and for revaluing the everyday. Over the last few years Awee has championed a ‘philosophy of the everyday’.