Entrepeneur & management
Speaks arabic and knows the ‘ins and outs’ of local culture & rules.
She is experienced in design and architecture and knows the sector from various roles: entrepreneur, consultant, designer. She is owner of Dutch Design Company and Design With Nature. As designer and international consultant Willemien has developed brand concepts for various international companies. She advised and works in Egypt and Sudan.
She lectures Graphic Design at the American University in Cairo at the Department of the Arts as an Adjunct Faculty. Teaching in one of the three new Majors at the new Visual Cultures Program at AUC enables her to help raising the level of graphic design in Egypt. She takes her students on field trips to this project in Tunis village as part of their professional education.
She is determined in what she does and what she says. This project will give her moments of intense happiness. Very much looking forward to welcome you all in this humble mudbrick house. She is very frequently on site since she lives next door to Ahmed Abdallah, the master mason and member of the local team.
I will do my very best to give max transparency in a country where many things are not aways transparent.
Prices of material, taxes, land, electricity etc are transparent however to make things work I have to rely on my egyptian friends and network.
desert, water, farmland