'I my daily life as a designer I like to get my hands dirty.
I stimulate my students to do so as well because I believe it activates a different kind of thinking.
I love to see my students grow. That they do things that are above my and their own expectations.'
Mieke teaches at Design Academy Eindhoven since 2012 at the Man & Activity department. Students work on a given assignment and discuss their progress on a weekly base.
At the end of the semester students present their final results as well as their design process to a team of teachers.
Students are being evaluated both on their design process as on their final result.
Our students also take part in design challenges for commercial companies. This Bike for Two, a conceptual e-bike was designed for the Swiss brand Punkt and presented during the Salone del mobile in 2017.
Another interesting project as the result of the assignment to create a future vision for a brand is the project Next Gardens by Lucas Texeira, Marlies Kolodziey, Onno Adriaanse and Anne Stroom (2014).