Isabel Berentzen

Coordinator of the BioHack Academy

Isabel Berentzen is coordinator of the BioHack Academy and project manager of the TextileLab at Waag. She leads projects on the crossings of textiles, ecology, innovation and digital fabrication. She is specifically interested in making (learning by doing), and the role designers play in changing existing power structures.

Isabel is an industrial designer (TU Delft). She graduated at Studio Pauline van Dongen with an intelligent denim jacket called Issho. Isabel researched intelligent clothing and the influence garments have on the way we experience our surroundings. For three years, she worked as an innovation and production manager within the circular textile industry, where she led the process of recycling textile waste into new products.