Convers(at)ions engages creatively with exchanges over border phenomenology and performativity, it transforms negative spaces such as military demarcations and borders by adopting a ‘more-than-human’ perspective and taps into the potential of nature and environmental conservation activities.
Investigating and speculating on the future of social and cultural spaces requires considering physical spaces in combination with digital media networks, emphasizing the hybrid qualities of spaces in the interplay of the digital and the physical.
Publication Hybrid Space @ @ Regeneration [and its Discontents], Lithuanian Architectural Foundation, Vilnius, Lithuania, 4 June 2021
Hybridization is an evolutionary strategy of cumulative, dynamic cultures that are based on intercultural connections and fostered by cross-fertilization.
Design strategies for B.A.N.G. : the fusion of Binary, Atoms, Neurons, and Genes.
Rethinking design in order to address the changes of our future needs in our increasingly service and knowledge based society and economy.
Research @ Dutch Design Foundation, Premsela Stichting, Amsterdam, 15 June 2015
Cross-fertilisation, borrowing other’s ideas and incorporating elements of other’s culture into one’s own is crucial to cultural development.
Lecture Co-Thenticity @ Dutch Design Institute, Beijing Design Week 2011, Beijing, 28 september 2011
Citizens take part in innumerable co-creation initiatives in the private and the public domains, and more importantly in the hybrid blur where the one can’t be separated from the other.
Prototyping an open source toolkit for CRISIS design, design addressing sudden or unpredictable changes in climate and social conditions and dealing with migration and mobility as an effect of globalisation, unrest or war.
The merging of the three Dutch design related institutes, architecture, design and media, into a new hybrid design institute.