Curriculum vitae

1986-1991 Communications, University of Amsterdam
1985-1987 Psychology, University of Amsterdam
1984-1985 Youth Welfare, University of Applied Sciences Jekerdal Maastricht
1977-1984 Pre-university Education Veenlanden College Mijdrecht

Eva is
Project booster,  guest speaker, author, consultant.

Eva does
Bottom-up city development: community building, repurposing industrial and historical buildings, project & proces management  / Consultancy / International art prodcutions

Eva delivers
Advice; coaching; vision documents; feasibility studies; multiple-year plans of action; fund acquisition; project management; participatory building projects; art projects.

Eva works for
Ministries, municipalities, housing corporations, project developers, universities of applied science, technical universities, art organisations, artists, architectural centres and citizens’ initiatives.


2018 Made Up North
Development company for participatory redevelopment of an harbor area in Amsterdam-North to create a place around great craft to keep craftsmanship in, or bring it back to, the city. In terms of space, buildings, but also in terms of social activities. By setting up a modern guild of entrepreneurs who bring their production back to the city with their workspaces and, in collaboration with vocational schools, offer young people the chance to learn a real profession and become master with your hands. More information click here

2018 Book publication ‘Make Your City’
Eva is one of the initiators of the redevelopment of the NDSM shipyard. This is her personal story about organisational processes, ups and downs, and the complex relationship with authorities. However, it is first and foremost a guide to self-development in the city. More information click here

2017 – 2018 Performance ‘Escape from Anonymouse’
In co-operation with Keito Kohara from Creative Centre Osaka, Eva organized and produced an artist-in-residency at the NDSM for the famous Harajuku Kawaii pioneer Sebastian Masuda based in Tokyo. This led to the performance and art installation ‘Escape from Anonymouse’. The installation will be on show in world’s largest Street Art Museum opening end of 2018 or beginning 2019.

2017 Indoor Skate Park ‘NOORD

2017 Outdoor Skate Park ‘Flipperkast’

2017 Parkeerdek Buikslotermeerplein
Study for the re-use of an unused parking deck at the Shopping Mall Buikslotermeerplein for the benefit of an urban sports play field. Commissioned by the City of Amsterdam and the District Amsterdam North. This led to the outdoor Skate Park ‘Flipperkast’ on a better location close to the new Metro North.

2017 Proces development new Cultural Centre Leidsche Rijn ‘by and for makers’ / City of Utrecht

2015-2016 Procesmanager Experimental Zone Westpoort / City district Amsterdam Nieuw-West

2013-2014 Maison Descartes
Advisory and support of the residents society Wetering Verbetering (Centre of Amsterdam) for the urban development and link up of the monumental estate Maison Descartes with the new metro line stop Vijzelstraat. Key goals: supervision through the residents, urban entrepreneurship, ensuring overall sustainability, local democracy and new economy.

2013 Garage Kempering
Exploring the possibilities of repurposing and temporary exploitation of the four floor garage, benefitting city gardening and small-scale businesses. Commissioned by Projectbureau Verniewing Bijlmermeer, District Amsterdam Zuidoost.

2012-today: De Ceuvel (Amsterdam Noord)
Advisor for the association De Ceuvel. Aim: temporary function use former shipyard De Ceuvel in Amsterdam Noord by sustainable companies, city gardening, local entrepreneurs from the neighbourhood, architects, shipbuilders, and caterers.

NDSM Shipyard 1999-today (Amsterdam Noord)

  1. 2012-today: NDSM Energy
    Initiative and organisation cooperation NDSM Energy. Uniting companies, located on the NDSM Shipyard and the Cornelis Douwes site, aiming for the joint purchasing and exploitation of windmills and solar panels for generating energy to fullfill own energy requirements;
  1. 2008-today: Ambassador NDSM
    Lectures, workshops, and conferences at home and abroad; tours and activities the wharf. At the requests of ministries, municipalities, developers, architectural centres, universities of applied science, universities, art and cultural organisations, and the particularly interested;
  1. 2004-2007: Incubator NDSM
    Vision development incubator NDSM Shipyard;
  1. 2005: Proposal Accommodation MTV
    Development plan for accommodation MTV on NDSM site in Amsterdam Noord;
  1. 2002-2004: Sustainable energy NDSM Shipbuilding hall
    evelopment initiative, managing application and realising environmentally-friendly energy and heat  generating on the NDSM Shipyard: heat pump (WKO), windmill, and initiative/start private energy company. National example project Ministry VROM, LNV, and EZ;
  1. 2000-2004: Incubator NDSM
    Development multiple-year plan of action NDSM Shipyard; starting-up work organization; recruitment & selection; fund acquisition; starting-up cultural programming NDSM Shipyard. Design and building preparation and development plan Brand- en Infra for consecutive building projects: Kunststad (80 workspaces in the hall), Oostvleugel (12 crafts and theatre workshops), Vrije Kavels (steel, transport, pottery, and shipbuilding workshops), Dazzleville (temporary studios on the grounds), Skatepark Amsterdam, and restaurant Noorderlicht;
  1. 1999-2000: Kinetisch Noord
    Initiative and founding Kinetisch Noord: responsibility of content and organization of entering competition and feasibility study repurposing eastern part NDSM Shipyard (84.000 m2).

Heesterveld 2009-2013 (Amsterdam Zuidoost)

  1. 2010-2014: Heesterveld Creative Community
    Concept and realization cultural living/working building Heesterveld Creative Community ;project organization; community building; founding tenants association; design frontage; development construction projects; managing remodeling; starting-up cultural programming. Commissioned by Ymere;
  1. 2009-2010: Survey Heesterveld
    Surveys and developing business plan for temporary function complex Heesterveld (87 residences) and laboratory. Commissioned by: Ymere.

Berlijn 2007-today (Germany)

  1. 2012: International Building Exhibition (IBA Berlin)
    Preparatory workshops, inspiration meetings and surveys for programme-based agenda  of IBA 2020. Commissioned by Der Senatsverwaltung Berlin and KW Institute for Contemporary Art;
  1. 2010: Space Activism Marathon
    International workshop over several days about special  interventions, art, architecture, public space, and activism. At the invitation of Studio Olafur Eliasson and in cooperation with Institüt für Raumexperimente;
  1. 2007: Berlin Tempelhof
    Workshop redevelopment Berlin Tempelhof, former airport. Commissioned by Der Senatsverwaltung Berlin and in cooperation with Urban Catalyst Berlin. Result: temporary development grounds.

Japan 2008-today

  1. 2010-today: Namura wharf (Osaka, Japan)
    Expert redevelopment Namura shipyard; cultural exchange Osaka Creative Centre. At the invitation of Chishima Foundation for Creative Osaka. Cultural exchange NDSM-Osaka with Robodock (2011) and Jeroen Bisscheroux (2013);
  1. 2008: Yokohama Creative City (Yokohama, Japan)
    Expert conference, working visits and formulating recommendations. Commissioned by City of Yokohama.

2011-today: Knowledge platform Tussentijd in Ontwikkeling (The Hague)
Co-initiator nationwide platform, aiming for urban development as a process of change without end view. The platform calls for urban planning that employs the existing qualities and users, aims for innovatory use of empty buildings. The platform is a place for exchanging knowledge and development about the temporary use of an already-built environment.

2012: Greek Galata School (Istanbul, Turkey)
Expert for planning and repurposing Galata School, historical building in old centre of Istanbul. Commissioned by Nederlands Architectuur Instituut en Greek Galata School Foundation

2011-2012: Open Atelier Amstel III (Amsterdam Zuidoost)
Investigating preconditions for temporary programming empty office locations business area Amstell II. Commissioned by city council Amsterdam.

2010-2011: Museum Het Schip (Amsterdam)
Fund acquisition; development strategy and plan of action for financing expansion museum Het Schip about the Amsterdamse School. Commissioned by Stichting De Golf.

2010-2011: Icon Network (Amsterdam)
Concept development sustainable strategy for society-conscious campaignes (e.g. FLEXA)

2010: Free zone De Baarsjes (Amsterdam)
Survey, documentation and film “In de tussentijd een vrijplaats”.  Research into opportunities for a shelter in De Baarsjes. Commissioned by Stadsdeel Amsterdam West.

2009-2010: Asian Muziekcentrum (Amsterdam)
Writing policy for Asian Muziekcentrum. Commissioned by Stadsdeel De Baarsjes.

2009-2010: Go West 2012 (Amsterdam)
Writing project plan Sloteproms: amateur music and theatre shows at the close of cultural year 2012 in Amsterdam New West. Commissioned by Studio West.

2007-2009: Hip hop school Solid Ground Movement (Amsterdam)
Interim business manager; responsible for professionalizing and imbedding hip-hop school in Amsterdam Noord (from 2013 in the Tolhuistuin).

2009: Matchmaker De Baarsjes (Amsterdam)
Attract creative and crafts companies; filling programme various buildings and shopping streets De Baarsjes. Commissioned by Stadsdeel De Baarsjes.

2008-2010: Open Innovation Capital (Amsterdam)
Co-initiator and co-founder, think tank based on ‘open-source’ ideals of the Internet. Aiming for area development and innovative projects in urban renovation.

2008: Supermarket Songspiel (Amsterdam)
Project plan and subsidy application for opera and musical theatre show in several supermarkets in the Netherlands. Commissioned by Stichting ‘t Beemstervarken.

2006-2007: Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst (Amsterdam)
Pilot project Cultuurverkenner Amsterdam Noord. Commissioned by Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst (Art Fund).

1999-today NDSM see above

1999: Silo Theater (Oerol, Terschelling)
Fund acquisition and researchsponsering-production ‘Weg’.

1995-1998: Stichting De Blinde Schilders (Throughout Europe)
Head PR and sponsoring ‘De Valigia on Rails’: travelling art exhibition with theme: cultural baggage of Europe. In Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Greece, Serbia, Hungary, and Austria, train compartments were converted into galleries. The result was 8 wagons with suitcase artworks and 240 participating artists with different nationalities.