Kazerne is the initiative of Annemoon Geurts (designer/artist) and Koen Rijnbeek (producer/musician). Together, and under the supervision of the board, they are the directors of the project.
Both founders have a wealth of experience in the organisation of projects and events which have involved the innovative input of the creative industries to develop new perspectives, and which have brought together diverse milieus and networks from economic, cultural and societal sectors. See also www.moonenco.nl
For example, between 2006 and 2013, Kazerne’s founders organized Eat Drink Design, a 10-day pop-up gallery restaurant during the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. In addition to the general public, the guests included many internationally prominent professionals. The projects Added Value and Signature Snack are two which generated international media interest. Many participants were subsequently taken up by international galleries and producers. And visitors from other economic sectors were more inclined to work with creatives because of the added value they had themselves directly experienced.