Hi! I design, code, investigate, teach and facilitate, mostly in transdisciplinary collaborations, focused on the relation between ecology, human behavior and technology.
My creative practice is an important method for me to learn and explore. I build things to test ideas, and work in close relation with people and environments. My explorations often lead to interactive works that use sound and have a form of autonomy. The audience is invited to engage in a dialog with the work, which, through its changeable nature, elicits play and curiosity.
I'm part of the collective Shock Forest Group.
I'm also a trainer and facilitator at University of Amsterdam, where I coach interdisciplinary student teams, currently working on designing fieldwork activities for nature education, in collaboration with the Dutch Institute for Nature Education; and researching the impact of light pollution in Amsterdam, in collaboration with Municipality of Amsterdam.
What I'm working on now | news
In progress: a research and design project with Hanneke Scholten (Twente University) and Thomas van Rompay (Twente University), exploring the relation between sonic nature environments, physical movement and mental and emotional health, using a custom spatial sound installation.
July 2022: an essay by Shock Forest Group entitled "This Forest Was Built To Be Bombed", is featured on a new digital exhibition and research project curated by Xenia Benivolski for e-flux entitled "You Can’t Trust Music".
May 2022: demoing a work-in-progress of "Seeds Untold" at Experimental Zone Festival by Sovereign Nature Initiative and De Ceuvel.
March 2022: workshop at Mozilla Festival's Neurodiverse Wellbeing space: Play, connect, relate! Exploring game mechanics to create meaningful connections
January 2022: interview with Digital Society School: Designing for autonomy: a conversation with Jelger Kroese