hi, I’m theo ploeg

I tell stories of alternative nows

I’m a cyborg, veganarchist, design sociologist, and your fav pop journalist ;- )

addicted to pop culture, coffee, and travelling by train. I roam the edges of speculative design, media, business, and journalism. my practice is sentient-based 🌱. I believe in swarms.

with studio hyperspace, I explore alternative realities of an accelerating world.

as co-founder and lead of speculative futures amsterdam, I experiment with the possibilities of speculative design.

At the maastricht institute of arts, I lead a minor program in speculative design and try to introduce new theories and practices in art and design education.

music is my first love, and I can’t stop writing about it. I curate STASIS, a newsletter about new, sometimes old(er), mostly overlooked music and pop culture, and write for the culture print magazine gonzo (circus).

best way to reach me? catch me on social media or send me a mail at info [@] theoploeg.net.