Begin typing your search above and press return to search. Press Esc to cancel.

About


Green Unfolding is my exploration of the transition of humanity, not just to sustain but to thrive on earth. On Green Unfolding I share my experiences and events, related to permaculture, sustainable food production, community living, new economy, and more.

I am Inge Kuijper, and in this transition of humankind, education as a transformative tool and the nurturing of a healthy mind, body and spirit are my main focus. After a 10 year career in user experience design I want to apply design thinking in education, as a powerful and fun tool to solve challenges. I am also studying Quantum Botanicals and soon Healing Diets at the School of Natural Medicine, UK. And I am a great believer in meditation, as without inner peace there can be no outer peace.

inge_circle_184

Education & Design

I started out studying Educational Science for 2 years but was searching for more innovative thinking and went on to complete a bachelor in Media & Culture at the University of Amsterdam. In my Master of Creative Development at the Utrecht School of Arts I developed further knowledge and skills in the area of user experience design. How to understand people and design technology in such a way it is the most enjoyable and easy to use became my main focus. For 10 years I developed these skills, mainly in mobile user experience design. What I enjoyed most, is understanding the creative process, and turning inspiration in actionable ideas.

I see the potential of design thinking in finding solutions for the worlds challenges. I was chairman of Nieuwe Garde Amsterdam for 3 years, a network for young creatives joining in meaningful projects. One of the projects is ‘Working overtime for a good cause’ for which I was project lead in 2009 and 2010. At this nighttime event more then 40 creatives worked for 8 causes, creating campaigns, logo designs, and so on. I organised a similar design jam with 25 young creatives in New York, around the topic of the Circular Economy, in 2014.

The AlpaBetClub

Understanding the transformative potential of education, I was also active as a board member for The AlphaBet Club for 5 years. The aim of the AlphaBetClub is to break the cycle of poverty by funding preschools for 3-5 year olds in various slums of Bangalore, India. The children receive education and daily nutritious meals, in a safe and loving environment. Funds are raised by organising regular events for expats in Amsterdam, Madrid and Phoenix.

Finding my purpose

In recent years working in digital design in London I felt a deep lack of meaning and connection to nature. Ileft for 14 months of exploration and reflection, learning permaculture, eco village living, Vipassana meditation, shamanic healing and spending time in nature. I documented my explorations on my website Green Unfolding. I also completed the 5 week Ecovillage Design Education programme from Gaia Education at Findhorn, which transformed in many ways my views on how humanity can thrive on earth. Feeling revived, adopting a daily meditation practice, I am keen to organise the first ‘Inspired by Gaia Education’ programme in London.

Follow me  here, on Twitter or Facebook.