12.00 - 13.30

Session 11. Present Living: Inside Green Design

At Dutch Design Foundation, we believe that designers' optimistic and problem–solving capacities can improve the world. In this 1,5 hour session, we will explore good design practices of long term and green thinking translated into current actions. How can design contribute to a healthy home and a healthy environment? How can your personal design choices help in our global battle against climate change? Designers tackle these challenges hands-on and develop innovative solutions for a better world. Together with design researchers and experts, we will introduce the wondrous world of design and show you where it meets with tech and nature.

Speakers line-up:


Diana van Bokhoven

Creator Biobased Creations

Shaakira Jassat

Designer at Studio Sway

Esther Jongsma

Co-Founder of VANTOT

Tjeerd Veenhoven

Material and Product Designer at Studio Tjeerd Veenhoven

Meis Suker


Diana van Bokhoven works as a creator and project lead at Biobased Creations, an initiative by Company New Heroes. Biobased Creations initiated 'The Growing Pavilion' and 'The Exploded View Beyond Building' on show at the Floriade Expo.

Shaakira Jassat (Studio Sway) is from South Africa and now works and lives in the Netherlands. Following an intensive drought in Cape Town, Jassat has focused her design practice on ecological resources, architecture, food and society. Her work 'Aquatecture' is part of 'The Exploded View Beyond Building'.

Esther Jongsma is one of the founders of VANTOT, a design studio that turns experimental ideas into refreshing applications, products and installations. VANTOT specializes in innovative lighting solutions, such as SUNSEEKER.

Tjeerd Veenhoven designs value chains, from raw material to product and the consumer experience. Wishful doing is his philosophy. He is researching value creation for cattail and biolaminat which you can find in the Exploded View Beyond Building at the Floriade Expo 2022.

Meis Suker is an Industrial Design graduate with a broad spectrum of experiences within social and research design, she is also a cultural programmer and performance artist.

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