• Change Artist

    Dorchess is Verander Kunstenaar. Met inspiratie uit kunst, sociometrie, lichaamswerk en systemische (organisatie)psychologie helpt zij om de blik te verruimen. Ze heeft oog voor optimalisatie en helpt mensen om verrassende punten te verbinden.

    Zelf verandert zij op natuurlijke wijze regelmatig van koers door zich te bewegen in diverse sectoren. Van hotellerie tot zorg, binnen de overheid en in de publieke ruimte. Dorchess zet haar creatieve blik en veelzijdigheid graag in bij complexe vraagstukken.

    ‘Door loslating van de status quo en onbekend terrein samen te verkennen, kom je tot je bestemming.’

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    Dorchess is a Change Artist.

    Inspired by art, sociometry, embodiment and systemic psychology she helps to see a broader perspective. She’s driven by her eye for improvement, and helps you see the dots that connect.

    Organisations exist because of the people in them. Procedures and profit benefit from the challenge for change.

    Book a conversation with me, so we can explore the challenges in your organisation.

  • Interimwerk & Workshops

    Interimwerk & Workshops

    Dorchess biedt advies, begeleiding, en interactieve (maat)werksessies voor organisaties in transformatie. Als jij het leven voller wil beleven zijn individuele sessies ook mogelijk.

    In deze tijden behoort online training ook tot de mogelijkheden.

    Dorchess provides creative training and tailored, interactive workshops for organisations in transformation and individuals wanting to experience life more fully. Online training is available too.

    A pro-active approach to implementation of goals | unearthing your creativity | more joy and inspiration for/from work | burn-out prevention | exploration and acceptance | your value proposition | visual thinking | embodiment

    Testimonials

    We voelden ons als afdeling niet echt gezien. Met de creativiteit en energie die Dorchess meebracht zijn we onze visie gaan herschrijven en weten we beter wat ieder aan waarde meebrengt om die visie waar te maken. Het heeft de sfeer verbeterd, de stress verminderd en onze zichtbaarheid vergoot!‘ – Anke (Manager bedrijfsvoering)

    I had got quite stuck in my ways and felt weary of my job. Dorchess helped me design a playful approach to situations that seem overwhelming, that I now teach my employees too.‘ – Evelyn (Hospitality professional)

    The training with Dorchess was not the post-it, corporate type but a fresh influx of creativity which helped me in the reorganisation of my company.‘ – Charles (CEO health care innovation)

     

    More Training

    Under Mascas Events, I teamed up with Thomas, a graphic designer, creative coach and performance artist. Together we offer cross-over experiences of self-reflection and theater with an exciting and secret location revealed only to participants the day before the event. Follow us on social media and/or on our website to see the dates for this year.

    mascas.nu

    Rotszorg

    Under the name Rotszorg, a wordplay of ‘nasty care’ and ‘strong care’ (strong like a rock), Dorchess teams up with another concept designer and creative chef to provide edible team sessions for health care professionals to strengthen them and to nurture both their professional and personal aspirations.

  • Today

    Dorchess vervolgt haar creatieve carrière in Rotterdam. Ze werkt op interim basis bij diverse organisaties in de publieke sector en zet het kunstenaarsdenken in als een manier om de blik te verruimen en waarde te creëren. Het proces van co-creatie opent bij velen het vermogen op op andere manier naar actuele dilemma’s te kijken. Door het (her)vinden van hun eigen creativiteit voelt men zich krachtiger om de nodige veranderingen aan te gaan.

    Dorchess now continues her creative career in Rotterdam. She works in various organisations using the artist mindset as a way to widen perspective and to create value. In the co-creation process, most people I work with open up to a new take on the dilemma’s they face, and tapping into their creative source makes them feel empowered to make necessary changes.

     

    Artistic Practise

    Dorchess shares her poetry in performances as well as in tangible forms – click on Poezines to find out more. Recent textile work include collages as well as life-size haute couture art portraits using photography and a variety of textile techniques in a social art project named Eyes on Me.

    ‘In these portraits I brought the inside out, the unique character and colour of each child, in vivid colours, textures and patterns. It was moving to see people meet eye to eye with these kids, so dressed up and so visible.’

    Rough, raveled and relevant or subtle, soft and sensual – she works with layered textiles interwoven with meaning.

    She is intrigued by symbols, tribal rituals and how dreams may affect your day to day reality.

    Dorchess has a special interest in creating artwork for public space, such as in corridors, airports and hotel lobby’s, as one is there more often by necessity than desire.

    Book a meeting with Dorchess to discuss your ideas to improve your hospitality venue using art.

    Dorchess’ warm hospitality concepts such as Content Seating and Mose arose from the human need for play, belonging and touch.

  • Portfolio

    Click on any image to find out more about this artwork or project

    All Contemporary Art Fashion Interior Design Photography Poetry Social Projects
  • Mose is the brainchild of Dorchess. This modular and sensory wall, originally designed for waiting rooms, seemingly comes to life by touch. Mose was conceptualized in 2013 and the working prototype was released in 2015.

    Mose brings a sense of belonging and calm to people that interact with it. In collaboration with studio TOIMII, new modules are being designed to expand Mose’s functionality in other environments.

    Due to the success of Mose launched at the Dutch Design Week in 2015, the module featured at World Trade Center Rotterdam, health innovation conferences in Nijmegen and The Hague, a festival in Utrecht and a hospital in Tilburg. Mose was awarded a research grant in 2016 for its innovative qualities and implementation. Further research and development are now taking place to take Mose to the next level.
    Meet Mose here

  • Contact

    To book a meeting or chat about your organisation, please contact me.

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    Keep an eye on Insta for events and exhibitions.

    info@dorchess.org