In 2005 Bennie moved to Amsterdam to study traditional carpentry. After graduating he continued his education at the Design Academy Eindhoven. He graduated in 2010 at the departments Man and Public Space and Man and Wellbeing and did a internship at Stalker, Observatory Nomad, in Rome. During this study he started with six others the social design collective VERS, with support of social housing company Trudo. This resulted in a serie of projects in the neighborhood Woensel West. In 2012 Bennie graduated at the master department Social Design with the research project; Living Pavement, a New Application For Urban Green. Together with designer Vincent Wittenberg he is now working on the realization of this project.
About the Studio
Bennie works as within several design collectives and is specialized in the development of concepts, executing empirical research and organizing the practical execution of design projects. He is able to combine critical analysis with intuitive design methods. Most projects haven a relation with the public space. He sees the organization of unusual collaborations as part of the design.
Ecology, Urban nature, design, concept design, empirical research, cartography, design strategies, analysis, graphic design, wood.
-Studio Meek, since 2011
Realizing self initiated design and research projects.
-Design Academy Eindhoven, since 2012
Parttime instructeur houtwerkplaats
-Founding member at VERS, 2008 - 2013
Social design collective en project space in Woensel West.
-Stalker ON [Osservatorio Nomade], internship, 2009
An Italian architecture practice that explores and examines the potential of lost territories and often collaborates with the Roma community. Stalker exhibited on the 4th International Architecture Biennial Rotterdam