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Social business designer + design research & conscious concept development
"When you sit very still, the butterflies will land on your shoulder"
Fenja (1982) is most enthusiastic when ideas are combined with ideals. After her Master Design & Visual Communication in The Netherlands and Italy, Fenja worked from The Netherlands throughout the world as a creative developer and researcher until she decided to take another turn. In late 2012 she left her steady heart and home, and started a life research and experiment about other ways, and above all, other ethics of living, as she felt the life in the Netherlands – which demanded a well organised and materialistic complete existence – was not the answer in leading a fulfilled one. She believed that breaking with this system, and taking distance, will create a rupture in thinking and will open up to other worldviews – something that can be seen as a artistic method on itself.
At this moment Fenja works and lives as a cultural researcher, conscious thinker, do-er and developer – while exploring different parts of the world (currently in South America). Keywords: social business designer + design research & conscious concept development + fundraising /// art, cultural expression, design + innovation, social engagement, empowerment /// (visual) communication: word & image