Lauren is a South African designer, artist, research and co-founder of Foundland Collective. Lauren tutors Graphic Design students at the Royal Academy of Arts in the Hague (KABK). Since 2009 Lauren works extensively with Syrian designer and artist Ghalia Elsrakbi as Foundland Collective, drawing together disciplines of art, new media, graphic design and writing to critically reflect upon what it means to produce politically engaged, de-colonial storytelling from their position as non-Western artists working between Europe and the Middle East. Foundland Collective have been nominated for the Prix de Rome, the Dutch Design Awards and are fellows of the Smithsonian Artist Research Programme.