Joeke van der Veen writes and teaches about creativity, technology and philosophy. She published multiple books and teaches children, students and professionals.
After her Bachelor’s Lifestyle & Design at the Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam, Joeke started her career at the makerspace: a collaborative workspace where everyone is welcome to work with creative technologies. Both in Rotterdam and Amsterdam, as well as in San Francisco and Shanghai, she shared her knowledge with the maker movement. This is where her creative projects for children were founded: Meekit and Connect & Create.
During her Master’s Media, Art, Design, & Technology at the Frank Mohr Institute Groningen, Joeke started writing and teaching about creativity, technology, and philosophy. She published multiple books and educated children, students, and professionals. This is where the idea arose to create her own collaborative workspace; a place where everybody is welcome to work on connection, healing, and happiness: the Practice for Gentle Words.