Place of residency
For Emy Bensdorp (1993) the challenges of today make the most interesting design topics. Bensdorp utilizes her dual background in design and psychology to combine deep dive research with a hands-on design approach. This results in tangible concepts, products and materials. In her latest project Packing Up PFAS, Bensdorp developed an innovative solution to remove toxic PFAS chemicals from our environment. She does so by transforming the polluted soil into ceramic bricks. Bensdorp aims to create work that matters socially and sustainably.
Design and design research
Bensdorps works from her design and design-research studio Claybens.
Year of participation
During the Boarderland Residence, Bensdorp will focus on wind energy. A wind farm was planned in the vicinity of Venray as part of the energy transition. After two years of preliminary research, the municipality cancelled the plans due to strong protests from local residents. Venray noticed something interesting: the majority of residents under the age of 35 are in favor of windmills while the majority of those over 65 are opposed. This will form Bensdorps starting point for the design intervention.