Hi! I design, code, teach, and do practice-based research, mostly in transdisciplinary collaborations, at the intersection of soundscape ecology, environmental psychology and human-computer interaction.
My work emerges from a dialog between my practice and the contexts I encounter. I invite and test ideas through making things and working in close relation with people and environments.
I'm currently working on Listening Towards an Ecological Self, a research project and interactive installation in collaboration with Hanneke Scholten (Twente University) and Thomas van Rompay (Twente University). The project explores the relation between (virtual) sound environments, ecological awareness, emotion and psychological wellbeing, using a custom spatial sound installation.
I'm part of the collective Shock Forest Group.
I'm also tutor at University of Amsterdam's Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, 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 helping Municipality of Amsterdam reduce the negative impacts of light pollution in the city.
What I'm working on now | news
In progress: Listening Towards an Ecological Self: a research and design project with Hanneke Scholten (Twente University) and Thomas van Rompay (Twente University), kindly supported by Creative Industries Fund NL. The project explores the relation between (virtual) sound environments, ecological awareness, emotion and psychological wellbeing, using a custom spatial sound installation.
Okt 2022: started a 2-month residency at Medley Berlin, where I am working on the project Listening Towards an Ecological Self.
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.
January 2022: interview with Digital Society School: Designing for autonomy: a conversation with Jelger Kroese