Charlotte van Alem
17.04.1990,  Nijmegen,  Netherlands
Lives and works in Nijmegen

Places i’ve lived: New Zealand, Whanganui (2008), Berlin (2010), Cologne (2015/2017).


April – current
BIOMA Lab – Bio Imagineering Lab, Nijmegen

Guest researcher Radboud UMC, research lab reconstructive and regenerative medicine, Nijmegen

2020-July 2022
Art teacher secondary education (part time), Titus Brandsmalyceum, Oss

Bachelor of Fine Arts & Education (B.ed), ArtEZ, University of the Arts, Arnhem

Member of Future Makers, Centre of Expertise – ArtEZ, University of the Arts, Arnhem

Bachelor of Design (B.des), HKU  University of the Arts, Utrecht
Material research & ecological design

Intern – guest researcher conservation & restoration, ‘Atelier für Papierrestaurierung’ Ferlmann, Cologne
Book & Paper restoration & conservation of artifacts, preparing exhibitions.
Research into artifacts; ancient techniques and recipies for restoring paper and leather materials.
Erasmus internship as part of the third year of my BA Product Design.

Project Funding
Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds – Mr. Laurens Takken Fonds (2021)
Stimuleringsfonds voor de Creatieve Industrie (2018 / 2021)

Research collaborations
Radboud University (2022)
ArteZ – Research Fashion DesignFuture Makers (2019)
Wageningen University & Research (2019)
UNSEAM (2019)
TU-Delft (2016)
Dutch Shoe Academy (2016)

Past exhibitions and talks

PechaKucha x Canadian Trade Mission for the creative industry, A’dam Toren, 13th May, Amsterdam
Schoenenkwartier, permanent exhibition, June 2022, Waalwijk

Dutch Design Week ’19, Embassy of Sustainable Design – ArtEZ Future Makers, Eindhoven
Dutch Design Week ’19, THE SHOEMUSEUM / A WALK ON WATER, Eindhoven, Utrecht
Dutch Design Week ’19, UNSEAM x Medusae Project, Eindhoven
”Mode is na olie de meest vervuilende grondstof ter wereld” – Kim Poldner, Circular Fashion Lab, Wageningen University, YouTube
Mode 025 x NEUS, Nijmegen
Sustainable Fashion Green Capital at De Bastei, Nijmegen
Resources in a Changing World – From Jellyfish to Book, in collaboration with Stichting Hubert, Nijmegen

PechaKucha, Amsterdam
Exhibition, Huis van de Nijmeegse Geschiedenis, Nijmegen
Symposium for the Green Capital Week, St. Stevenskerk, by Anita Waltman, Nijmegen

Kunsthalle – Műcsarnok, curated by Liza Snook (Virtual Shoe Museum), Budapest
Cultuur op de Campus, Radboud University – Faculty of Natural Sciences, Nijmegen
Biotalk Aquatic Harvesting, Mediamatic, Amsterdam
Bio oder kunststoff- oder beides? Gewerbemuseum Winterthur, Switzerland

Regeneration exhibition, Transnatural Amsterdam – Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven
Retrieved exhibition, Gdynia Design Days, Poland
Exposure ’16, What’s next in, HKU- University of the Arts Utrecht
Meaningful encounters II, Academiegalerie, HKU – University of the Arts Utrecht
Meaningful encounters I, Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italy