Designers / Interlocutors

Collective Works (The Hague, the Netherlands) is a collaborative work-structure founded by Karin Mientjes and Peter Zuiderwijk.

Starting from an expanded notion of design, Collective Works actively engages with the context they are in. This not only includes the physical site and its surroundings, but also, and particularly, the social relationships that make it into a place or entity. By orchestrating actions, intervening in the social fabric and providing platforms for exchange,


Collective Works not only initiates or shapes the project, but also actively creates its context(s), often engaging with places and people over a longer period of time. The work can take the form of activist campaigns, institutional programming, analytical reflections, situational identity branding, spatial proposals, research based publishing, social interventions or educational frameworks.

Implemented tactics, dispositions and methodologies derive from a curious mindset and an ongoing desire to have open exchanges.

Karin Mientjes

Karin Mientjes holds teaching positions at Artez – Arnhem and the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. Previously she taught at the Design Academy in Eindhoven.

Next to commissioned and self-initiated projects Karin runs workshops and organises projects in an educational setting.

Peter Zuiderwijk

Peter Zuiderwijk holds a teaching postion at the Master Photography and Society, Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague. Previously he taught at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore and European Humanities University, Vilnius.

Next to commissioned and self-initiated projects Peter runs workshops, gives (bike) tours and organises projects in an educational setting.

Peter is an active member of Constructlab. A transnational network engaging with Communities through Architecture and Design.


Collective Works
Paviljoensgracht 20-24
2512 BP The Hague
The Netherlands

(sorry, no “socials”)


We are always open to motivated and talented students to apply for an internship. A portfolio and a written motivation are required. Mastery of design software is a must. Experience with video editing, 3d software and/or webdevelopment is a very big plus.