Sjoerd is an artist and designer based in Amsterdam whose research focuses on the transformations of cities. He has initiated several projects in which he connected artists and writers to abandoned spaces such as bomb shelters, bridge houses and military terrains. Sjoerd graduated in Political Science at the University of Amsterdam and from the Vacant NL Masters Programme at the Sandberg Instituut. In 2014 he was selected for the talent development program from the Creative Industries Fund.