A lecture about making, personal stories, unknown relationships, unexpected experts, serious joy.

Ernst van der Hoeven is an art historian, landscape artist and publisher. In 2002 he established EVDH, studio for the urban landscape. With his Amsterdam based studio he designs landscapes, curates exhibitions and makes works of art. In 2008 he co-founded the indie zine Club Donny a journal on the personal experience of nature in an urban environment. In 2015 he and Kirsten Algera started the biannual design & crafts magazine MacGuffin, in which they explore the life of things. He is a (guest)lecturer at The Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam and the Design Academy in Eindhoven.

MacGuffin Magazine is praised in international reviews as an ‘imaginative, impeccably researched and irresistible’ biannual, the European Design Award winning magazine features extraordinary stories about the life of ordinary things. Each edition takes an object and explores the manifold stories it generates. Like the Macguffins in Hitchcock films, these things are not the main characters, but the objects that set the story in motion.