‘We have to understand what it means to be human in a world that is increasingly standardized’

Hendrik-Jan Grievink


Hendrik-Jan Grievink is designer at Next Nature Network since 2007. In that position, he has been responsible for much of the visual output of Next Nature Network. His work includes the Fake for Real Memory Game, about the tense relation between reality and simulation (BIS publishers 2007); the book Next Nature: Nature Changes Along With Us (2011); art direction and design of the NANO Supermarket, our mobile expo disguised as a supermarket about the impact of nanotechnology on our daily lives (2010 – present) and the In Vitro Meat Cookbook, which explores the possible futures of lab grown meat through design fiction (BIS publishers, 2014).

Hendrik-Jan organizes interactive workshops and currently leads the project Reprodutopia, a research into how Artificial Reproductive Technologies such as the artificial womb will impact love, sexuality and relationships in the future.

Posts by Hendrik-Jan Grievink

Intimate Technology 

What an artificial womb may look like in the future

Consider this: in the future, artificial wombs could replace incubators as they mimic the natural environment of the female uterus. But what will these devices look like? And how should we respond to such technology if or when it comes knocking at our cultural doors? Now, we are delighted to present our speculative design proposal […]


A happy birth day to Louise Brown

Dear Louise Brown, On behalf of the future I would like to congratulate you on your birthday. It has been 40 years that you where born into this world on July 25th 1978, after conception by in vitro fertilisation, or IVF. A process envisioned and developed by Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards, who in 2010 won […]

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