For the first School’s Out! after the summer break, we have invited Tjeerd Veenhoven to give talk about his work! Tjeerd is a Dutch industrial designer who, with his practice Studio Tjeerd Veenhoven (STV), develops and designs sustainable materials and products from organic residual flows for applications in interiors, apparel and building project. In 2011 STV designed a relatively cheap plant-based replacement for animal leather, plastic, and rubber called Palmleather, which is produced by dipping the dry and brittle leave from the Arecae Betel Nut into a biological softening solution. Also, STV created a future raw textile material with algae to contribute to a more sustainable fashion industry, which has been honored with a Global Change Award in 2016. Tjeerd Veenhoven is an accomplished lecturer on design thinking, social entrepreneurship, and sustainability. He is also part of the Tactical Design and Fashion groups at the ArtEZ School of the Arts, where he is leading various research initiatives on lignin, cellulose and mycelium.
On the 30th of September, Tjeerd will give a lecture about his working methods and recent projects. As usual, you can expect drinks, bites, a lecture and a short movie handpicked by AFFR curator Jord den Hollander for School’s Out! Doors open at 18:00, lecture starts at 19:00. Get your tickets here.
About Tjeerd Veenhoven
Tjeerd Veenhoven is a Dutch industrial designer, who studied at the Minerva Academy in Groningen from 1994 to 1997 and at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Arnhem (3D design) from 1998 to 2000. His practice, Studio Tjeerd Veenhoven (STV) is a design studio, using design as a driving force to speed up sustainable transitions. Through self-initiated and commissioned projects, STV has acquired extensive knowledge about cellulose, chitin, starch and mycelium and has collaborated with many leading brands in making more sustainable consumption possible.