Critical making & thinking

As a concept developer, researcher & design coach at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA), I am currently working on visual methodologies and the role of making in interdisciplinary design and research processes. I’m interested in alternative pedagogies and critical making. I find myself moving across roles, approaches, pedagogies, mediatechnologies, topics and contexts. The common thread is understanding how collaborative creative processes can be facilitated and secondly, how those processes can enable alternative knowledge creation, socio-technical and cultural awareness, deep learning and maybe even innovation.

My background is in critical practices in technology, design and arts and I have coached and developed prize winning projects that have been shown internationally at eg. ISEA (TR), Media Art Futures Interactivos (ES), Design & Emotion Conference (CO), Szobart Budapest (HU), Bacarobo Budapest (HU), Amsterdam Light Festival (NL), LISFE (NL).  In recent years I have developed and facilitated workshops for Citizen Data Lab, MediaLAB Amsterdam, VR Atelier and the HvA’s design schools, and have worked with various international medialabs like Kitchen Budapest (HU), the Patching Zone (NL) and Fields of View (IN). I hold a MA in Interactive Media: Critical Theory and Practice from Goldsmiths College, a BA in Media & Cultural Studies from the University of Amsterdam and I’m a Fabacademy15 graduate (MIT’s intensive international training on digital fabrication, Fablab de Waag was my local lab).

This website is a semi-structured overview of my own projects, thoughts, coaching and other teachings. Connect with me via email, or look me up on LinkedIn.