Gijs de Boer


Gijs is a visiting research student aiming to bridge philosophy and design. For his master’s thesis in philosophy of technology at the University of Twente (NL), he studies new relations that emerge with design artefacts from the EDS.

After a bachelor Industrial Design at the University of Technology Eindhoven, Gijs wanted to continue thinking about technology. He found plenty of space for reflection at the master Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society at the University of Twente. His master’s thesis aims for a design strategy to help people find freedom in a world of technological influences.

Gijs likes to learn and get involved in artistic forms of research and critical design. If you like to chat on how to think, design, and live with things, feel free to contact him. In his spare time you might spot Gijs running or biking around Vancouver chasing arty places.