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I started something new – Since a short time I am living and working in a van (in France). 

Here I’m doing what I can do best – I’m improvising and I keep on moving. On my itinerary I am visiting friends while finding places and people to work and collaborate with. My itinerary will lead me on a tour de France (++) of low-tech communities and projects.

After a bumpy 2020, this is my attempt to get back to move, to meet and to make. I hope to find interesting places, get together with old and new friends and build some cool things on the way.

Looking back (real quick)

Over the past years I was lucky enough to live and work in different countries in Europe, to develop my practice and most importantly to meet great and fascinating people. In 2020 I graduated from the Social Design Master at Design Academy Eindhoven. Since then I am facing the challenges that graduating during a pandemic brings with it.

My work circles around questions of low-tech and community, I’m interested in exploring notions of change and moments of co-creation. For a long time I had asked myself how to translate an idealistic research into action – how do I live what I believe in? And can I sustain myself in doing so? I did something that I like to do – I built myself a tool to figure this out. 

Meet my Fiat Ducato

It surely didn’t all go as smooth as I thought it would. Since September I have the keys for a 25 years old Fiat Ducato in my pocket, one of the bigger responsibilities I took on recently. 5 month of confinement were enough to transform the car into a moving workshop with all sorts of commodities like solar energy, electronic switches, running water, heating and a bread oven. It was a good moment to question myself about the things I really need in life, I was then able to furnish my living space in the way that would suit me best. But more than half of it is actually filled up with tools and materials.

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This is going to be a more or less regular newsletter to stay in touch. If you would like to follow my journey – the places I visit, the things I do, the people I meet – sign up to the mailing list here.

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