Since 2019 I am managing partner at Stipo. Before 2019, I worked for the city of Amsterdam as manager area development and for 16 years as head of the Bureau Broedplaatsen (BBp). The latter dealt with all creative initiatives in Amsterdam looking for space. In particular: concepts including, studios, artist in residencies, spaces for public events and alternative cafes, clubs etc. BBp facilitated all initiatives to work out their housing dream in their own way. So, end users became initiators, designers, financers, constructors, managers of their own housing project. By doing so, responsibility and ownership and resilient connections, became natural part of the initiating group.
At Stipo, I am practising this concept in various ways.