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 sustainable 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 on 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 initiatives, waste food processing collectives and home-brewing.

In 2012 I graduated with a bachelor in interior architecture at Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, followed by a master in Collaborative & Industrial Design at the Aalto University, Finland in 2019. To further deepen my understanding on regenerative design, I completed multiple courses on the topic. Such as a minor studies on Sustainability, a certified permaculture design course and attended several summer schools. Currently, I am enrolled in a two year course in biodynamic agriculture at the Warmonderhof in the Netherlands.

Dumpster Dive Canning 2

  • General information
  • Year
    2016
  • Location
    Temporary, Helsinki
  • Status
    Completed

The Dumpster Dive Canning Workshop was hosted on 26th of November 2016 at Temporary, a project space in Helsinki and was designed to provide insights on canning technology: a form of food preservation that often remains abstract to consumers, as well as experimenting wether social activities can form a basis for food production.

Workshop Structure

During this day-long workshop participants got introduced to the principles of canning, created their own custom cans by developing a personal recipe and designed their own label.

An impression of the workshop

Participants processing waste food into canned products

Continuation

Over the course of 2017, the format of the workshop was iterated several times in order to promote more social interaction, peer learning and lower the threshold for participation. Ultimately, this trial-and-error approach resulted in the formation of Cananis Fermento, a food waste processing club.