The DOWN TO EARTH Curator Team consists of George Brugmans (chief curator), Rianne Makkink, Jurgen Bey, Eva Pfannes, Thijs van Spaandonk and Robbert de Vrieze.
Alexandra Sonnemans
is the assistent to the chief curator and Noortje Weenink is assistant to the curators.


from the left: Robbert de Vrieze, Jurgen Bey, Rianne Makkink, George Brugmans, Thijs van Spaandonk (co-curator Eva Pfannes is missing)

picture: Fred Ernst

Convince and inspire
The curators want to present well-designed, well-substantiated and promising strategies and best practices in the fields of water management and energy transitions, the two challenges DOWN TO EARTH focuses on. Convincing projects that demonstrate how we can comprehensively transform the challenges our urban landscapes and living environments offer; inspiring examples that stimulate the targeted realization of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by telling the story of urban development from a new perspective, thus enhancing people’s ability to act – by offering them real perspectives, which – if needs be, and that increasingly seems to be the case – even encourage concrete social activism.

Where can we land?
DOWN TO EARTH: where can we land; how can we redefine all our actions as what leads toward the Earth; how can we adapt in such a way that our urban living environments can cope with the impending climate crisis - not at the expense of but in balance with nature?

Read the introduction to DOWN TO EARTH by the chief curator, George Brugmans, here