I am an Amsterdam based artist, exhibition maker, researcher and historian. Lately I've become increasingly interested in models of speculative research. In my research work the familiar and the strange continuously swap places to provoke conflicting perspectives. I believe it is important in art and science, and probably in life in general, to have and protect an autonomous space where one can move and think freely. Only then can we expect to see the true transformative power of creative energy.

Previous projects include the world's first open-source restaurant, Instructables Restaurant, Hacking Ikea, the Repair Manifesto and The Academy of Work. I recently started two new investigations, 8 Billion City - one city for all, and The Incredible Shrinking Man - downsizing the human species to better fit the Earth.