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.

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.

Toolmaking for a Human-Sized Agriculture 1 2

The workshop ‘Toolmaking for a Human-Sized Agriculture’ focuses on the relationship between tool design, the human body and the land.

Dumpster Dive Canning 2

The Dumpster Dive Canning Workshop was hosted on 26th of November 2016 at Temporary, a project space in Helsinki.

Giant Corn Brew 2 3

In November 2015, ‘Brouwvereniging Rotterdam’ was asked to brew beer from Jala corn, the largest corn plant in the world.

Home Brew Association 2 4

Brouwvereniging Rotterdam (Rotterdam Homebrew Club) is an experiment that was aimed to build a beer brewery from scratch using only hobbyist knowledge.