Anthropogenic Markers / Anthropocene Curriculum

My first peer-reviewed publication "Visualizing The Vibrant Materiality of Place: artistic experiments on polluted sediment and the anthropogenic evolution of minerals" is now online at Anthropocene Curriculum in the Anthropocene Markers dossier.

Residency at ZKM Karlsruhe

I've had the pleasure to be a scientist-in-residence at ZKM Karlsruhe this spring. The residency was partly connected to the exhibition "The Beauty of Early Life" and partly connected to the "Driving the Human" project. Exploring deep time and evolution, the residency is leading toward a written publication.

Driving the Human

I am honored to be connected to "Driving the Human: Seven prototypes for Ecosocial renewal" as an expert/mentor, which includes giving online and in-person coaching sessions with the winners and engaging with the community. In spring, I attended an in-person event in Munich.

State of Extremes at Holon Design Museum

The 3D printed models of glacier structures and a set of photographs of my ongoing research project RETREAT are currently exhibited at the Holon Design Museum as part of the major overview exhibition State of Extremes, curated by Aric Chen, with Maya Dvash and Azinta Plantinga.

Polarities at MU Artspace

I had the honor the co-curate the exhibition around the 2019 BioArt&Design Award winners. In addition I have written an essay to accompany the show. Every year, a grant of €25.000 is awarded to three teams of artists & scientists that explore the boundaries of scientific and artistic research centralizing artscience collaborations in the life sciences. Around the newly developed projects, a …

Nature Morte Nature Vivante at CID Grand Hornu

I am very happy to announce two of my projects (Future Remnants & Contain, Corrode) are part of the major exhibition Nature Morte, Nature Vivante at CID Grand Hornu, curated by Veerle Wenes and Ralph Collier.

Interview in 'Do it Ourselves' by Jeroen Junte

Today, the new book "Do it Ourselves - A New Mentality In Design" has launched. Each chapter is introduced by a thought leader on the subject, and I was interviewed to introduct the chapter "Beyond Green". About the book In recent years, Dutch Design has sharply diverged from its previous course. A generation of designers trained in and shaped by the crisis years chose new values and starting …

Future Remnants at Vitra Design Museum

I am very happy to announce that Future Remnants will be shown at the Vitra Design Museum in Germany as part of the New Material Award 2018. About Future Remnants Future Remnants is a research into the influence of man on the evolution of new minerals and materials. The project shows the reaction of metals to ordinary household chemical agents. With a disciplined testing methodology four metals …

Nominated: DEZEEN Emerging Designer of the Year

After first being longlisted, I am now proud to announce I have been shortlisted by an independent jury for the Dezeen Award ‘Emerging Designer of the Year’. Regardless of winning, I am very honored to belong to the last 5 contenders. The prize will be awarded on 30th of October in London. Fingers crossed!

MA Ecology Futures has started

Since April I have been working on designing the brand new Master program of the Master Institute of Visual Cultures at AKV|St.Joost: Ecology Futures. I am proud to announce the first two modules have started and are running until Christmas. The modules are elective to all students of the Master Institute. Decolonizing Ecological Futures In the context of the ecological crisis, non-western …