Tamara

I'm an explorer of the future, who takes a critical and creative approach to design. My curious empathetic and analytical brain naturally thinks positively and in solutions rather than problems. I'm fascinated about the relationship between humans and innovations, and how the changes affect people and vice versa.

With the skillset I have I consider myself a contemporary jack of all trades. By combining the knowledge of the different disciplines of my degrees, I take new perspectives when thinking about the future.

I currently work at The Future Laboratory, one of the world's most renowned futures consultancies, with a unique blend of trend forecasting, consumer insight, brand strategy and innovation. As a Trends Analyst I spend my time investigating near and far futures for our clients through a strategic lens. I translate the insights into bespoke Foresight Frameworks to enable client to activate against future trends and be future-fit.


BACKGROUND

I did my MA in Material Futures at Central Saint Martins where we took a hybrid approach of our practice between science, technology, philosophy and craft.

I graduated Cum Laude from my BA Industrial Design at the Eindhoven University of Technology, with a specific interest in smart textiles and wearable technology. Here I learned about working with technology, programming and the engineering perspective.

I also have a bachelor degree in Public Administration and Organization science at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam with many extra curricular courses and completed the honours programme. This course gave me insights into sociological theories and the academic way of working.


EXHIBITIONS + TALKS + PUBLICATIONS


HH: 'A Dutch Vision on Health and Happiness', Milan Design week 2018 - Ventura Future April 2018
Exhibiting The Healthy Human Project.


The Health Embassy, World Design Event at the Dutch Design Week Oct 2017
Exhibiting The Healthy Human Project.


Material Futures at Milan Design week 2017 - Ventura Lambrate April 2017
Exhibiting The Healthy Human Project.


Material Futures Work in Progress Show at Central Saint Martins January 2017
Exhibiting The Healthy Human Project.


Playing life, Transnatural - Amsterdam + Dutch Design Week Sept 2015 - April 2016
Exhibiting Posterus Textilus.


Desform aesthetics of interaction: dynamic, multisensory, wise - Milan Oct 2015
Publication: Aires: a wearable for women in their menopause, T. Hoogeweegen, M. Toeters and L. Feijs.


Creative Mornings Rotterdam, Theme: Revolution June 2015
Talk on: Revolution in the world of textiles and wearables.


Sonar + D, Barcelona with Waag Society Amsterdam June 2015
Showing my project Posterus Textilus together with the Open Wetlab.


Biotalk: Printing Algae, Fungi and Contaminations - Mediamatic Amsterdam May 2015
Talk on my project Posterus Textilus.


De nacht van Kunst & Kennis, Museum De Lakenhal Sept 2014
Exhibited OpEnclose during "The night of art and knowledge".


Wearables Senses department, Eindhoven University of Technology Jan - Jun 2014
Exhibited OpEnclose.