About Us

 

M21D helps people develop a greater understanding of twenty-first-century design that positively impacts society and the environment. We do so by discovering, studying, and normalizing design that nurtures humans and our surroundings. Through programming, exhibitions, and a digital collection, we engage as many people as possible to foster conversations about design’s role in creating a better future.

Our Team

William Myers

William Myers

Founding Director

William is an Amsterdam-based curator and teacher with more than 20 years experience in the cultural sector, including a decade at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

Emma van der Leest

Emma van der Leest

Curator

Emma is a researcher, author, and teacher focused on micro-organisms as central to the future of design and fabrication.

Georgina McDowall

Georgina McDowall

Head of Program Development and Operations

Georgina is an Amsterdam-based researcher and project leader, working at the intersection of cultural content and climate action.

Ling Lin

Ling Lin

Social Lead

Ling is a creative markerter with an entrepreneurial background.

Kiersten Thamm

Kiersten Thamm

Collections Curator

Kiersten is a Berlin-based design historian with a Ph.D. in art history. Her research focuses on the politics of industrial materials and manufacturing.

Hsien-Yin Ingrid Chou

Hsien-Yin Ingrid Chou

Design Director

Ingrid is a leading designer and educator who worked for the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) for 15 years as Creative Director.

Details

 

M21D is a cultural ANBI-Stichting (non-profit foundation) registered in the Netherlands. The management board consists of Vera Sacchetti (Chair), Nienke Binnendijk (Secretary), and Ben Cerveny (Treasurer). The board members receive no remuneration of any kind for their activities.

The Foundation's Chamber of Commerce (KvK) number is 82347948. The tax number (RSIN-number) is 8624.28.531. Read the M21D policy plan.

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1013 LC Amsterdam

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