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 ecological regeneration 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 capabilities to work with natural processes. I have several years of involvement in grassroots initiatives that explore such alternatives, including projects that involve Community Supported Agriculture, food preservation 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 farmer and cheese maker, design researcher and am active as board member of Toekomstboeren.

Publication WPA 1 5

  • General information
  • Name
    Werkplaats Agroecologie
  • Year
    2021
  • Type
    Publication
  • Partnership
    Toekomstboeren
  • co-authors
    Klarien Klingen, Jeannette Oppedijk van Veen
  • Location
    Netherlands

This publication has been compiled by the Werkplaats Agroecologie, a working group of Toekomstboeren. It is a collection of three mini-publications, released within the VoedselVisie project. It is the result of a series of farm visits, conferences and workshops.

The Agroecology Workshop is a project initiated by Future Farmers to recognize and share the practical knowledge of agroecological farmers.

The idea behind the Agroecology Workshop arose from the observation that many farmers and gardeners experiment on a small scale with nature-oriented agricultural practices. Practices that will become increasingly more important in the future, but often have not yet matured. As a result, many experiments in the Netherlands happen under the radar, ad hoc or are underfunded.

For this publication, we have put the first developments and findings on paper for three themes: peat-free seedling cultivation, no-dig gardening and small-scale farm equipment.