Expedition ‘Mind the Gap’

2016 / 0 comments

A fieldwork expedition in the framework of ‘Mind the Gap’ a study and exploration of future societal developments concerning growing inequality, segregation and polarisation within the province of Noord Brabant, the Netherlands. Mind the Gap is initiated and commissioned by Brabant Kennis. In collaboration with Anne van Strien, I developed a tandem bicycle equipped with…

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The Wise City – summer school

2015 / 0 comments

From smart to wise To widen the debate about the future of the sustainable city and the focus on developing ‘Smart Cities’, the conceptual notion of The Wise City creates space for discussion about the paradigm shift and essential assets The Wise City should entail. What is needed for and in the Wise City is tested…

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WijWillenWonen in WoenselWest

2014 / 0 comments

WijWillenWoneninWoenselWest is a series of informal gatherings for potential and future residents of the new housing in Volta Galvani, Woensel West. The aim is to bring together an active, involved and socially close group of future neighbours, consisting of buyers, tenants, original and new residents of Woensel West, who are to share responsibility for ‘their’…

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Design Circus

2010 / 0 comments

A mini-festival during the Dutch Design Week that took place in the temporary public park on the barren terrain of Volta Galvani. Nine days of activities in which the paths of local residents, designers and guests of the Dutch Design Week crossed each other in and around a big circus tent. The activities consisted of,…

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VERS

2008 / 0 comments

Stichting VERS focused on projects that make the urban development more socially embedded, and hence socially sustainable, through creative thinking, social design and creating events in collaboration with local residents and/or entrepreneurs, corporations and the municipality. VERS was a foundation and a collective of designers located in a former Turkish supermarket and butchery in Woensel…

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Tea

2008 / 0 comments

TEA – a social experiment as part of a design research on the use of public space in the Kanaalstraat, Utrecht. This street, with her many exotic shops, is becoming more and more popular amongst a young, highly educated and often creative group of people and is therefore the lively heart of the gentrifying district Lombok. Much…

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Guerilla Ballroom

2008 / 0 comments

What is needed to transform a piece of urban no-man’s land into a public ballroom? In this social and spatial experiment shoes with pieces of flint underneath heels and toe shine a new light on the street and give this inferior urban space a new, social and lively function. The unused piece of public space…

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Raw // Rotten

2007 / 0 comments

Conceptual lunch during a presentation on waste, re-use and sustainability. Offering various fruits and vegetables, presented in a line that showed a gradual transformation from from unripe to rotten products, we explored pre-occupations of people towards (fresh) food. What do people consider to be the most attractive? What do they consider to be waste? During the lunch…

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