How do you make the difference?
Jona: “My strength is that I’m good at catching what others have to say, that I’m creative and at the same time very ordered. Ask me to tell a difficult story in spirited words, and I’ll gladly do it for you. It’s my mission to spread the views of totally different people in a bright way. I want to stimulate curiosity for ‘the other’ and – in the best case – contribute to more empathy in the world.”

What can people call you for?
“My specialities are research, interviewing and writing in Dutch. I also think in images. And I always like a good cup of coffee or tea. And I love asking. So actually you can call me anytime!”

Why do you feel at home at the Ceuvel?
“This is my dream workspace. A green island in town. With all those different people and cross-pollination. The people here are not just people, but very nice and sturdy ones that want to built a place like this with there own hands and with their feet in the mud. Last but not least I’m very proud to contribute to a place so sustainable, where we experiment with how we can take better care for the world.”

What was your most unforgettable Ceuvel moment?
“The moment when the boats were lifted on land, with nothing but black mud around it. Almost as if they were placed by there by a huge flood. I felt such exitement about this raw place – it was my place, our place – and this was only the beginning! Afterwards we built the meandering boardwalk together, the binding element. Thanks to this open ‘architecture’ we see each other every day, we chat a bit and we are just like a little village: a solid community.”

Boot: 2c
Jona Dekker
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