Rosa te Velde

Theory tutor

Rosa te Velde is theory tutor at the BA department of Interior Architecture and Furniture Design and the Master Industrial Design. She also teaches theory as part of the Research & Discourse program of the KABK. She is a freelance writer, researcher and educator at other institutions including the Sandberg Instituut Amsterdam and the Tropenmuseum.

Te Velde graduated from the designLAB department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam in 2010, after which she obtained an MA in Design Cultures from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam in 2015. Here she conducted research on the construction of ‘Dutchness’ through design at the Dutch Consulate in New York and the embassy in Washington DC.

From 2012-2018 she was an editor at Kunstlicht, a journal on art, architecture and visual culture. Te Velde is interested in the politics of design and national identity (exemplified by concepts such as Dutch Design), decoloniality, race and gender. Currently, she is working to establish the Black Renaissance platform, with researchers, activists and artists, including Patricia Kaersenhout, Antoin Deul and Grâce Ndjako.