“Creating a connected world.”

The work of Joeke van der Veen (1994, The Netherlands) can be described as sensitive, inquisitive and connecting. Joeke started her own company: Meekit. Meekit empowers young children to use their creativity, through maker activities, toolkits and an online platform. By working together with children and their families, Joeke discovered the urgency of feeling connected in a fast, digital and capitalistic time. Not only for the youngest generation, for every generation it is of utmost importance to feel connected to yourself, the other and the world surrounding you. Therefore, Joeke strives to create a connected world through projects, publications and presentations.

Info + education

Joeke van der Veen


Portfolio Joeke van der Veen 2020

Master Media, Art, Design, & Technology
Frank Mohr Institute Groningen
2019 – present

Bachelor Lifestyle & Design
Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam
2012– 2016

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Work + experience

Researcher at Joeke van der Veen, projects, publications and presentations
2019 – present

Founder at Meekit, community for young makers
2016 – present

Workshop assistant at Bouwkeet Rotterdam, makerspace for youth
2016 – 2018

Steward at Stadslab Rotterdam, makerspace of the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences for creative technologies
2015 – 2016

Residencies + internships

Summerschool Science Through Theatre, Greece

Graduation internship at Waag Society, Amsterdam

Artist in Residency at Instructables and Autodesk, San Francisco

Internship at Studio Claudy Jongstra, Spannum