Jantien Zuurbier

Design Hub Kampala

Jantien Zuurbier

Design Hub Kampala

Biography

In a sentence, please tell us more about your professional background.

I am Creative Director of the Design Hub Kampala. Before that, I founded Kampala’s first co-working space in 2011 @The Hub Kampala out of a need for a professional work space to be able to network and a personal need to further develop my graphic and web development skills. I am also board member of Kampala Art Trust, which organizes the Kampala Art Biënnale and owns Startjournal.org, an online journal for arts and culture in East Africa.

I am joining the Coworking Summit to learn about:

I would like to leanr about the management of coworking spaces and memberships, establishing and managing a makerspace and creating platforms for effective co-creation between members.

During the Coworking Summit I will contribute: 

I will contribute with my 6 years of experience and insights in running a coworking space in East Africa

Please tell us one interesting thing about you.

I hold an MSc in Agricultural Knowledge Systems, but made a career switch after realizing I felt more at home in the creative industry.