About me

Hi! I am Will van Twuijver, a designer, researcher and farmer working on sustainable design processes. My work is informed by an overarching goal to design and develop systems that integrate environmental restoration and human wellbeing. In practice, my work is focused on the intersection of agroecology, climate adaptation and grassroots-initiatives.

Focusing on this intersection allows me to explore alternative forms of organising based on solidarity principles, return to a human-scale and increase awareness of the natural processes that form the basis of all life. I have several years of involvement in grassroots initiatives that explore such alternatives, including projects that involve Community Supported Agriculture, waste food processing collectives and home-brewing.

In 2012 I graduated with a bachelor’s in interior architecture at Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, followed by a master’s in Collaborative & Industrial Design at the Aalto University, Finland in 2019. To further deepen my understanding of sustainability and design, I completed multiple courses on related topics. Such as a minor study on Sustainability, a certified permaculture design course, a two-year course in biodynamic agriculture and cheese making. Currently, I work as a part-time dairy farmer and cheese maker, design researcher and am active as board member of Toekomstboeren.

A season at Majvik 1

During the 2023 growing season I have been managing a small herd of traditional Finnish cows and making cheese at Majvik farm in Finland.

Helsinki Biochar Project 3 5

The Helsinki Biochar Project set up an experimental local to produce biochar from green waste generated in the city and apply it back into it’s green infrastructure.

Project Pee-Osk 2 3

The Pee-Osk is a mobile bloody mary bar that serves cocktails of which the ingredients are fertilised with human urine.

Macgyver Project 3

The Macgyver Furniture is a set of furniture only using prefabricated elements.

The Upward Spiral 5

The Upward Spiral (2017) was an interdisciplinary research into scaling up humanure production in informal settlements in Dar Es Salaam