About me

Hi! I am Will van Twuijver, a Rotterdam-based designer and part-time farmer working on regenerative design processes. This means that 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 agroecological food production and grassroots-initiatives.

Focusing on this intersection allows me to explore alternative forms of food production and distribution that are based on solidarity principles, return to a human scale and increase awareness of the natural processes that form the basis of our food system. 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 regenerative design, I completed multiple courses on the topic. Such as a minor study on Sustainability, a certified permaculture design course and a two-year course in biodynamic agriculture. Currently, I work as a part-time dairy farmer and cheese maker and am active as board member of Toekomstboeren.

Climate Change of Work 5

photo by: trojan horse / Maija Savolainen
  • General information
  • Year
    2017
  • Location
    Bengtsår, Finland
  • Project
    Summer School
  • Organizer
    Trojan Horse
  • Teachers
    Brave New Alps, Nick Axel, Johanna Jõekalda and Aapo Korkeaoja.

In August 2017 I participated in the ‘Climate Change of Work’ Summer School. This Summer School was organised by the Finnish experimental educational platform Trojan Horse and explored alternative approaches, meanings and relationships towards what (to do) work means.

photo by: trojan horse / Maija Savolainen

The Summer School entailed a 10 day camping trip on the island of Bengtsår in the Finnish archipelago. During which I attended workshops, discussions and lectures hosted by Brave New Alps, Nick Axel, Johanna Jõekalda and Aapo Korkeaoja.