Dutch Invertuals Academy

Dutch Invertuals Academy is an intensive, online program for young professionals interested in developing their skills and career. Experienced tutors, lecturers, and special guests from our vast Invertual network of designers, guide participants through this inspiring journey. They share their knowledge and working methods in a wide range of workshops, lectures, one-to-one video calls, and critical feedback sessions.

The first 6-week Academy program, themed ‘True Matter’, was launched in the summer of 2020. In this program we challenge designers to work with raw materials from their local context and to play with their surroundings – not only in terms of resources, but also in terms of techniques, craftmanship, and traditions. True Matter sheds a light on local identities and gives insight into what truly matters.

Since 2020 we have worked with 40 designers from all around the world and we constantly launch new Academy programs. To join and learn more visit the Dutch Invertuals Academy website.

View digital results of the first two programs:

True Matter 2020

True Matter 2021




Design Direction and program
Wendy Plomp, Dutch Invertuals studio

Studio Mieke Meijer, Raw Color, Xandra van der Eijk, Tijmen Smeulders, Remco van der Craats

Studio ThusThat, Bram Vanderbeke, Schimmel & Schweikle, Audrey Large, DaphnaLaurens, Carlo Lorenzetti, Jeroen Wand, Nina van Bart, Michael Schoner, Jólan van der Wiel, Dienke Dekker, Superuse Studios, Martens & Visser, Philip Fimmano, Niek Pulles

Julian Ellerby, Britt van Berden