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Ingrid van der Wacht

Ingrid van der Wacht

I work as a freelancer from my company Factor-I (2001) as a connector, communicator and conceptor with a focus on co/design for people and planet. Since years I work for organisations driven by (Dutch) Design. Like for Dutch Design Foundation, the organizer of the Dutch Design Week, on International Public Affairs. On this behalf I am also part of the board of World Design Weeks. On a European level I am board member for BEDA – Bureau of European Design Association.

I have developed and worked on various European projects. Like Food Heroes focusing on co-creation of solutions against food loss and waste in the beginning of the food chain. It is my belief that the creative power of design – when well managed and well understood – can help us solve problems the world faces today. To promote this, I often speak at (inter)national congresses about Dutch design for change for the better. It is wonderful to take part in international juries. As a connector I also facilitate congresses, workshops and events. I received a Master of Arts degree from the University of Tilburg, studied French, marketing & communications.