Thijs de Zeeuw

Thijs de Zeeuw is Speaker for the Living at Zoöp De Ceuvel, city playground for innovation, experimentation and creativity in Amsterdam Noord

Thijs is a landscape architect and researcher. He designed several animal enclosures for the Royal Zoo of Amsterdam, ARTIS amongst which the enclosure for Asian elephants, the False gavial (freshwater crocodilian) and a new lion enclosure. In the zoo, he developed a way of working from other than human perspectives. Thijs was co-founder of the Zoo of the Future, -ZOOOF- a speculative research-and-design project on novel forms of co-habitation. He is the founder of the NATURE OPTIMIST, a platform for the happy, opportunistic and untameable nature in and around us.