Geerte Rietveld

Professional Background

I have a passion for capturing the human experience and love to show how diverse yet incredibly universal it is. I notice the little things that allow photographs and films to tell stories. I have worked for Médecins Sans Frontières and the International Committee of the Red Cross, for whom I created and edited audiovisual content. I believe that visual communications are essential for humanitarian missions since they have the power to set issues straight, raise awareness as well as voices, provide funds and allow war- and disaster-affected populations to take control of their own stories and lives. In June 2021, I graduated from my MA in Cultural Anthropology with a documentary film and photography exhibition focusing on the Transport Nomad. I explored the clash between the nomadic existence of transport workers and the normalisation of a sedentary lifestyle in today’s capitalist societies. Photos as well as a film from that project are available on this website, here. In addition, I hold a MSc in International Humanitarian Action. I love travelling, walking and running. In 2023, I walked the Camino de Compostela to Santiago and learnt to scuba dive.

Personal Motto

“I have never done that before, so I think I should definitely be able to do it.” – Pippi Longstocking

Jack Cox

Professional Background

Jack is the director/owner of Forza Asset Management, an independent asset management firm with offices in Maastricht, Eindhoven, and Apeldoorn. In 2018, he founded Econsenso with the aim of bringing attention to the financial aspect of sustainability. His book, “Butterfly Economy: From Growth to Development,” was published in 2019, describing the development of an economy that, following the laws of nature, transforms from a caterpillar, always wanting more, into a beautiful butterfly.

Personal Motto

We did not inherit the Earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.

Rindert de Groot

Rindert de Groot is director of Empowerplant, a company which specializes in concepts around knowledge and education, storytelling and debating. He has been member of the worldconnectors since it was founded. He is also a research associate of Studio Zeitgeist.

Topics that are of concern to Rindert are the knowledge society, sustainable culture and global change. From the conviction that people gain experience throughout their lives, inside and outside the walls of schools and organizations, Rindert de Groot develops innovative concepts to reinforce this. He does so, for instance, by starting an educative dialogue between citizens and policy and by recreating international policymaking for a diverse public.

Rindert de Groot was Youth Delegate to the UN and initiated UNISCA, the United Nations International Student Conference of Amsterdam, an academic simulation of the United Nations which is still being organized by the University of Amsterdam. Rindert is still internationally active and works from a large network.

Personal motto
Don’t go for far-fetched ideals, but set yourself ambitious goals and change them along the way.