FOR THE NOW
Vanessa Yuan is an award-winning product designer. Born in Taiwan, she studied in Milan and graduated in 2005 with a Master’s in Product Design from the Domus Academy. She has a patent in her name for recycling and manufacturing plastics.
Contemporary art curator Kevin Kotahunyi founded the artistic and curatorial platform PLEASE ADD COLOR in May 2019. When he entered the art industry as an artist in 2018, only 1% of visual arts students in Antwerp were found to be people of color.
As an art historian, Elien Haentjens has been writing about design, art and architecture for various magazines, publications and websites for fifteen years. She curates exhibitions and residencies for creatives and is associated with KASK – School of Arts in Ghent.
Born in Belgium, Elizabeth Djamdjiev has always studied and worked in the field of art and culture. In 2020, she is appointed artistic director of Brussels Design September.
After launching several brands and having her own for many years, Hanne made the switch to design by working at BIENNALE INTERIEUR. Her fascination for art, design and all cultures around the world, made her come up with FOR THE NOW , an event that wants to change the design world from inside out.
Isabelle Speybrouck has over 15 years' experience in scenography, interior design and production management working internationally on residential, commercial and artistic projects.