Marlieke is a field worker, researcher and concept designer in the field of education and governance.
Her encompassing question is: how can knowledge and research better support innovative practices? She believes there's a better match to be made between day to day social innovation practices, policy making and academia.
To make this happen she works together with her colleagues at Kennisland in setting up and running public sector labs for/with youth and elders in the Dutch municipalities of Dordrecht, Nijmegen and Amsterdam. Marlieke designs collaborative learning environments for lab practitioners, such as 'The Wicked Series' and 'Lab2: a Lab about Labs'. In collaboration with academics she develops new research methodologies, for example Dynamic Evaluation and Feed Forward.
Marlieke is author of several publications and blogs, such as the papers 'Lab Matters' (2014) and 'Practising Lab Matters in Amsteldorp' (with Chris Sigaloff and Thijs van Exel, 2015). She co-authored the book 'Labcraft', which came about in a booksprint with 12 lab practitioners. Marlieke has a MSc in Anthropology from Utrecht University and a MA in Conflict and Governance from Simon Fraser University, Vancouver.
She tweets @Kennisland.