Ineke Buijs

Ineke is the born introvert who has crawled out of her shell. As a child she read the school library in a split second, after which the village library had to pay for it. Then writing started. At the age of 7 she typed her first manuscript, her father threw it on the mimeograph machine and sold the hand-sewn copies to relatives and neighbors. At the age of 10 she bought an instamatic camera from her pocket money. A new love was born. And a start was made with collecting hobbies on a creative level. Little has changed in the decades since. Writing and reading, creating images and enjoying images, designing and looking at art, it has only grown.

After studying General Arts, a mix of workplaces followed, including various university libraries, teacher education, the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, a rehabilitation hospital, and a drop-in center for people with early dementia. Recurring tasks: writing, think tanks, editing, design, photography, communication.

Futureproof has several meanings for Ineke. One of them is no longer being overtaken by a future that is determined by someone else. And a future in which there is room for growth, even if there is a scratch somewhere.

Ineke Buijs