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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 …

Tutor advanced prototyping at TU Delft

This semester I am teaching how to prototype with algae at TU Delft as part of the course 'Prototyping with/for emerging materials'. In total four materials are explored: bacteria, shape memory alloy, mycelium, and algae. During the semester the students will dive into the diversity of the material, exploring coloring properties, creating composites, bioplastic, and their own bioreactor. The …

Cartographies of the Vanishing Now

Cartographies of the Vanishing Now (COTVN) is a new research and development project of FIBER, exploring the potential of sensory art and alternative cartographic methods to remap reality in the age of environmental collapse. It sets out to capture the impact of the growing ecological instability on the way we organize and model our modern world, traces the forces behind the environmental change …

Fieldwork Chile & Bolivia

Artist-in-Residence with Valley Of The Possible in Chile I am very happy to announce my participation in the pilot program 'Possibilities of a Valley' in the Araucania area in Chile. With a group of five participants, we will delve into the origin as well as the present and future ecology of the area, exploring both our individual research questions as well as shaping the format of this brand new …