Jeroen van den Eijnde was appointed as professor Product Design & Interior Architecture to shape his professorship E||scape. He was trained as a product designer (ArtEZ) and design historian (Leiden University). In 2015, he completed his PhD research project entitled Het huis van IK. Ideologie en theorie in het Nederlandse vormgevingsonderwijs(on ideology and theory in Dutch design education).
Together with the professorship in fashion design he contributes to the Centre of Expertise Future Makers, founded by ArtEZ in 2015, that specializes in research into the development and application of new, sustainable materials and production techniques in fashion, textile and interior.
In January 2017, dr. Danielle Bruggeman has been appointed as Professor of Fashion at ArtEZ University of the Arts. In 2014 she successfully defended her PhD dissertation More Than Meets the Eye: Dutch Fashion, Identity and New Materialism at Radboud University Nijmegen. Bruggeman’s PhD research was part of a large-scale interdisciplinary research project on fashion in the Netherlands, ‘Dutch Fashion Identity in a Globalised World’; a four-year study by the Radboud University, ArtEZ, the Saxion University of Applied Sciences and the University of Amsterdam.
Bruggeman’s mission is to build a research community out of the Fashion Professorship, to collectively research the major challenges for the future of fashion. The professorship aims to make a positive contribution to developing visions for the future of the fashion system in relation to the changing social, economic and technological developments.
Lucie Huiskens, with a background in linguistics and business administration, currently works at ArtEZ as program coordinator for CLICKNL|NextFashion and for Centre of Expertise Future Makers. After more than 15 years in business and (design)management, she has been working for the past 10 years to strengthen innovation, professionalisation and entrepreneurship in the creative sector for, amongst others, Premsela Platform for Design & Fashion, Cultuur-Ondernemen, and as an independent consultant.
Anne Hendriks, graduated in 2016 as a MsC in Cultural Management from the University of Antwerp. Since January of 2017, she works as a management assistant at the Centre of Expertise Future Makers. During her studies she has been working in the cultural and creative sector for, amongst others, Impakt, Jonge Harten theaterfestival and Grand Theatre.
Jorn Konijn is an architecture & design curator and writer based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He curated several exhibitions, such as the official Dutch pavilion for the International Architecture Biennale of Sao Paulo (Brazil) on Unsolicited Architecture, the award winning Housing with a Mission exhibition for the Urbanism & Architecture Bi-City Biennale of Hong Kong and Shenzhen 2011 and the exhibition Lelé – Architect of health and happiness for the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi) in 2012. In 2013 he was curator for the overall Urbanism & Architecture Bi-City Biennale of Hong Kong and Shenzhen 2013. In 2015, he was appointed as curator of the 5th Bienal Brasileira de Design, which took place in Florianopolis, Brazil May 2015. He remained working in Brazil as curator for the official cultural program of the Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro 2016. Recently, he was appointed as artistic-director for The Sugar Factory project, an international cultural festival on materiality which will take place in Groningen 2018 as part of Leeuwarden Cultural Capital 2018. Apart from his curatorial work, he is advisor for the national Council for Culture.