Dutch Invertuals Academy offers extensive input and feedback from tutors, lecturers, and special guests from our Invertual network. You will be supported by a wide range of workshops, lectures, one-to-one video calls, and critical feedback sessions, centered around the theme True Matter.
Tutors from our vast network of designers, each with their own set of skills and expertise, will guide you through this inspiring journey.
Studio Mieke Meijer
Maneuvering between architecture and design, Studio Mieke Meijer creates extraordinary objects for the public and private domain, reflecting the logic of the construction and respecting material properties, while always pushing the limit.
Xandra van der Eijk
Xandra van der Eijk is a Dutch artist and designer connecting art, ecology, and activism. She has developed a distinct research methodology demonstrated in a broad body of work, incorporating theory, fieldwork, documentation methods, and material development in her practice. Each of her projects deals with a key ecological issue, and how it is exposed by the passing of time.
As founder and design director of Dutch Invertuals, Wendy Plomp addresses actual subjects and works on concepts with a collective of design talents. As the driving force behind Dutch Invertuals, Plomp will inspire and enthuse you to use your imaginative powers, to think critically and to make way for a more sustainable future.
Moderator of the group sessions, a strategist with 10 years experiences, at agencies such as The Future Laboratory and Anyways, working with business leaders and teams to develop deeper understanding of changing human needs, culture and technologies, imagining and exploring potential futures, and inspiring and guiding design, creativity and innovation across products, internal culture, communication and experiences.
“In the tutor group meetings, I felt an enormous intrinsic motivation to be a part of the academy adventure and an urge to create something that matters”
Mieke – Dutch Invertuals
Academy Tutor 2020
A carefully selected group of Invertuals and guest lecturers from our network, will share their knowledge, specializations and working methods with you.
Bram explores and transforms possible interactions between an object, its architectural environment and its user. Creating manifestations that are both autonomously artistic ánd useable: architectural objects and rhythmic installations in varying dimensions.
Schimmel & Schweikle
Schimmel and Schweikle believe that it is vital to recycle shapes just as it is important to recycle materials. With their work, they seamlessly move back and forth between the digital and the physical world. This circular methodology allows them to apply the freedom experienced in digital space to real-life objects.
Audrey Large interdisciplinary practice, ensconced somewhere between digital cinema and product design, blurs the lines between a physical object and its weightless visual representation. An image-maker at heart, she posits head-spinning theories about perception: “Instead of accepting objects as reality, why not think of them as visual effects of reality?”
Michael Schoner’s practice encompasses 2D and 3D design across a broad range of scales, incorporating architecture, interior design, furniture design, playgrounds and public space. The architect-designer’s over-arching aesthetic retains clear echoes of his architectural training and is focused on simple forms and a clearly defined object identity.
Johanna Seelemann explores the mundane objects and materials of our everyday surroundings and learns more about their origins. Her investigations morph into designs developed using the tools of substitution, adaptation, and resiliency. Even if she explores nuanced topics, her results are always formulated as optimistic suggestions and proposals that help us imagine alternative future scenarios.
Raw Color is known for their strong visual language. They work across design disciplines to materialise colour by blending the fields of Graphic Design, Photography and Product Design. Raw Color forms daily objects into colorful settings.
Remco van de Craats
Design director Remco van de Craats of multidisciplinary studio edhv: “identity is at the core of everything. It is all around us, visible and invisible. It is an essential component in understanding and interacting with our surroundings. That is why this domain is so exciting.”
Guest lectures Kevin Rouff and Paco Böckelmann work with overlooked materials involves moving between scientific research, industrial practices, and making. We hope that this approach results in a body of design work that is intellectually engaging, aesthetically rich, and ultimately accessible to wider audiences.
Guest lecturer of Philips, Reon Brand is responsible for researching and understanding emerging future directions. With a background in science, Reon published his latest research called Co-Emerging Futures, a model that looks at emerging developments in times of profound global challenges. He outlines two parallel tracks, the “Transformation” and “Trans-mutation” paradigm, which revolve around the philosophical question: Is humanity a part of nature or above nature?