Our speakers

Hedwig Heinsman

Co-founder of DUS architects

Hedwig Heinsman is co-founder of DUS architects. She graduated Cum Laude at Delft Technical University and studied at Helsinki University of Technology. She recently was a guest teacher at the Rietveld Art Academy and frequently gives lectures in the Netherlands and abroad. DUS designs unique tailor made solutions with a global attitude, with a focus on community, design and technological innovation. The office has won the prestigious Amsterdam Awards for the Arts 2011 and was nominated ‘best Dutch architecture practice’ in 2012. To DUS, architecture is a craftsmanship, and all their work has a personal touch. As is shown by their most recent project, the 3D Print Canal House, which was recently viewed by U.S. President Barack Obama and is currently under construction in Amsterdam. The project is a research into how new digital fabrication techniques can lead to new smart housing solutions and affordable tailor-made architecture worldwide.

Date: 12 November 13:30
Themed break-out sessions: Innovation and entrepreneurship: Using technology to change the way we build & manage student housing