the big nothing

Create empty space in your life (and on your screen)

Doing, saying, posting or being nothing can be a very powerful statement in a time where we always have to be reachable, up to date and productive. With empty events, posts and newsletters, The Big Nothing challenges you to create empty space in your life and on your screen.

Find the full [empty] toolbox here

Presented at the Eindhoven Maker Faire 2022

For… everyone

2022 – current

(on)gezellig

Listening to the the episode about racism of the Rudi & Freddy Show podcast, and learning about how you sometimes must be “ongezellig” to start discussions and change systems.

August 2022

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Unlike influencers and designers try to show a creative process, it can never be clean, slick and perfect. We need noise and friction to create.

June 2022

time + space

Thinking about how we create, fill and are time and space. After asking permission to work part-time, I immediately felt more time and space. But I also experienced that if we don’t decide how to fill our time and space (or decide to keep it empty), it gets decided for you.

June 2022

media wise

Doing research to the possibilities and dangers of the virtual world. Digital and social media are more and more portrayed as merely negative: they’re commercial, energy consuming and superficial. The question is: can they still be or become a places for experiment and expression?

May 2022

not to do

Thinking about how to create space. For example, by creating a Not To Do list for every To Do list you make, or by creating a piece of emptiness in the digital and analog world.

April 2022