Anne van Leeuwen


Anne van Leeuwen works on a fundamental integration of nature and culture under the banner of her business nieuwe symbiose (‘new symbiosis’). Between 2014 and 2018, she worked for Artis Zoo on the new Groote Museum about the relationship between humankind and nature, as well as on renewal projects in the park. She subsequently founded the Embassy of the North Sea together with others. Scientists, artists and policy makers research and work together here on the representation of relationships between humans and non-humans in and around the North Sea. In 2018, together with her partner Ricardo Cano Mateo, Anne started the regenerative farm and learning place Bodemzicht with the mission of facilitating life. Bodemzicht aims to shift the perspective in the agricultural sector and to help at least a hundred other regenerative farmers get started. Anne is also involved in the realisation of the zoöp, a new organisational model in which plants, animals and microbes are given a voice in board rooms.