I live in Amsterdam since 2001 and have my background in art, theatre-design and puppetry. Through the years I got more and more interested in ‘what’s going on within and between people’, so I am studying non-violent-communication, psycho-social and hypnotherapy for some years.
I’m an artist based in Amsterdam working at the intersection between visual and performing arts. In my vocal or choreographic performances, I draw out relationships between bodies and their environments, whether I’m exploring the persuasive power of collective choreographies in public spaces or plying the boundaries between the human and non-human.
I was born in 1975 and have lived in Amsterdam since 1998. These days I teach yoga, illustrate, shoot photos and contemplate the many questions that arise when building a community.
I am 45 years old (just had my birthday with becoming a future neighbor in dNM as the biggest present!). I keep myself busy with art, furniture restoration and children. Both movement and being still are important to me so I swim, skate and do mindfulness.
I’m a journalist writing about housing. At dNM I’ve been mainly involved in the community workgroup. Next to that, I enjoy gardening, hiking and doing yoga.
I’m a queer activist, a bicycle mechanic, I give shiatsu massage, practice yoga and I have lived in groups and housing projects for many years, but live on my own right now.
I’m a sustainability researcher and cooperative building enthusiast. In my spare time, I’m an avid boulderer.
Mariska & Marlesy
Hi! We are Marlesy, Mariska and our 7 year old (bonus) daughter Elynn. Words with which we describe ourselves are: dreams, poems, drawing, activism, education and games. We look forward to making dNM a warm, diverse and green place to live in the middle of the city.
I’m an architect, based in Amsterdam since 2016. I am working in professional collaborations mostly on public buildings with a strong emphasis on sustainability.
I’m a musician, performer and organizer. After extensive adventures including traveling, outside rock climbing and working within a nomadic circus, I have been based in Amsterdam for the last 6 years.
I’m an activist working for social justice on many different issues and campaigns. I have been living in different forms of shared housing for half my life and I intend to do so for the rest of my life.
I work as an environmental archaeologist and am very interested in peoples interactions with their natural surroundings. Over the coming year(s) I hope to be able to focus on the garden and green-spaces aspects of the dNM-project.
I’m a designer, researcher and activist. dNM is my second post-capitalist housing project.
I am a 3D animator and visualizer in the architecture industry. I have been living in Amsterdam since 2016. I grew up in a collective community in Israel and have a strong background of community life, activism and the pursuit of social justice.
I teach artistic research in Den Haag and Rotterdam and recently got my certificate for NT2 teaching as well. My hobbies include reading, walking the dog, music and hopefully, lots more new activities with the dNM community!
I am Laura and Wouter’s kid and we currently live with our cat Jack in Amsterdam-West. Laura and Wouter are expecting their second child in early 2021.
I grew up in Utrecht and studied history in Amsterdam. Now I work as a teacher at the Laterna Magica primary school in IJburg. I enjoy acting, baking bread, walking, gardening and crafts. I like to dream and philosophize about new forms of education.
At the moment I teach Language and Parent Involvement courses at Amsterdam primary schools to non-native parents. I also specialize in literacy as a teacher of Dutch as a second language. Vegetable gardening, vegan cooking and immersing myself in unconditional parenting makes me happy.