Field Essays

Field Essays is an ongoing research into the tactile relation between thinking and making in the creation process. It can take on the form of a publication, workshop, lecture, exhibition and/or series of talks. It started out  in 2008 as a personal research into the nature of design processes in the context of the Professorship of Art and Public Space of the Rietveld Academy, where I was a fellow of the Research Grou
Read More

Uyt Eygen Ervarentheyd

Uyt Eygen Ervarentheyd (Out of my own experience) Johannes Goedaert wondrous insect world On show November 19 2016  to October 29, 2017 at Zeeuws Museum, Middelburg. … for beautiful caterpillars produce rather ugly moths, and ugly caterpillars produce very beautiful butterflies. With this year-round exhibition the Zeeuws Museum is celebrating the 400th year of birth of fellow townsman Johannes Goedaert (1617–16
Read More

How to think like a mountain

Last July, a group of artists and researchers walked, observed, discussed, cooked, drew, biked, and produced new work on the peninsula of Walcheren. Various fields of work were represented within the group: visual arts, photography, writing, urban geography, molecular medicine, industrial design, public space and urban planning. The challenge of the first two days was to explore the surroundings of Dishoek as tourist
Read More

ICI Rotsoord, Werklandschap Kruist

ICI Rotsoord, werklandschap kruist (HERE, Rotsoord, networked landscape) is a 9 month field research that took place within the context of Utrecht Manifest NO4, Biennale for Social Design. It builds on the way of working developed during ICI, Casa (2010). UM NO4 artistic director Jurgen Bey appointed four curators to develop the idea of The Working Landscape – a new geography that is emerging from shifts in the way w
Read More

ICI Casa, Ville Inventive

What happens when a group of designers from The Netherlands arrive open-minded and empty-handed to Casablanca, and tries to put together an exhibition from scratch, using the city as an instant source of inspiration and production? Set up as a work period  in answer to the brief for a Dutch Design exhibition, ICI produced new work in the space of two months in collaboration with a Moroccan team of designers, students
Read More


me you and everyone we know is a curator – quality in the age of visual overload is the first of 3 end-of-year symposia held in Paradiso, Amsterdam, and commissioned by MOTI. The title is a tribute to Miranda July’s Learning To Love You More blog, and the way she bridges the online and offline worlds. The symposium questioned the quality gatekeeping and criteria of online artistic production. The line up included And
Read More

Ongelofelijk, Ongetwijfeld

Personal retrospective in a group show about blurring boundaries in today’s artistic practices. Part 1 consisted of three tables (skewed copies of the ones in my home studio) displaying drawings and writings, as well as (yet) unrealised plans. In the back two films screened side by side, complementing and mirroring each other visually. Part 2 consisted of paper scale models of places where I have worked, or wou
Read More


5050 is a project about trust and exchange. 5050 researches alternative ways to deal with design and the language of objects in general. 5050 is interested in the added value of collaboration: collaboration is reaction, reaction is energy, and energy is life… Hence 5050 can be a mind trampoline for designers who seek more than their own signature. 5050 uses the idea of exchange (of taste, ideas, traditions) as the st
Read More