Hi, I’m Sjef van Gaalen.

I deal in Futures & Camouflage, Design & Research, Structure & Narrative.

Working freelance as a researcher and designer under the name Structure & Narrative. Current research is focused on issues of camouflage and identity. Upcoming projects looking at the design of framing structures for medium-term futures. Occasional writer, developer (Processing/Front-end), collage artist and design cynic.

Associate of the Gr1p foundation, dedicated to making technical, political and cultural understanding of our digital society accessible.

Contributor to Thingclash, considering cross-impacts and implications of colliding technologies, systems, cultures and values around the Internet of Things.

Portrait courtesy of Tim Mooij-Knip.

Talks / Workshops

  • 11/05/2017 – FIBER Festival, Amsterdam
    Susan Cox-Smith & I will be talking about the alchemy of our Thingclash experiments in workshop design.
  • 10/06/2017 – Future Flux Festival, Rotterdam
    Talking Narrative Design & Responsible Design for IoT as part of the Industry Day’s How Do You Do program.
  • 30/07/2017 – 11/08/2017 – Hackers & Designers Summer Academy
    Teaching an extended workshop on camouflage & identity as one of the modules of HDSA2017 ON/OFF GRID.

Recent Writing

Structure & Narrative

Registered as a business in the Netherlands.

KvK: 58490442
BTW: NL216880580B02

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