top of page

About Us

 

M21D has a permanent office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and operates globally. The team helps people develop appreciation for twenty-first-century design that nurtures communities and their surroundings. M21D engages with as many people as possible to foster conversations about design’s role in creating a better future. See the latest news from M21D.

Meet our Staff

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).

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.

Tulika Ahuja

Tulika Ahuja

Operations & Storytelling

Tulika is a curator, writer and facilitator, collaborating on initiatives that invent encounters to navigate unconventional futures.

Emma van der Leest

Emma van der Leest

Curator

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

Lizan Guliker

Lizan Guliker

Social Media Manager

Lizan is a Rotterdam-based student at the Willem de Kooning Art Academy. At M21D she develops and executes strategy across digital and analog platforms.

Shuang Xu

Shuang Xu

Project Manager

Shuang is a Rotterdam-based artist and designer who explores cultural narratives and migrant histories.

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.

Jared Dalcourt

Jared Dalcourt

Curatorial Fellow

Jared Dalcourt is a New York-based writer and researcher. His graduate work at SVA focused on the relationship between typography and the shaping of stereotypes and public perception.

Organization Details

M21D is a cultural ANBI-Stichting (non-profit foundation) registered in the Netherlands. M21D also functions as a 501(3)(c) organization in the United States, through a fiscal sponsor, so all donations are tax deductible. 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.

Zoutkeetsgracht 298

1013 LC Amsterdam

info@m21d.org

bottom of page