Laurens Kolks' work focusses on spatial design projects that explore possibilities for reshaping public space. Important points of departure are the Dutch urge for planning and the manufacturability of spatial experiences: design as a means for changing the perception of one's environment.
Kolks' work consists primarily of unique, site specific designs and installations with a temporary or permanent character. The scale of the designs ranges from furniture and set designs to complete interiors and buildings.
Laurens Kolks holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial Design from Design Academy Eindhoven (1999), and a Master of Science degree in Sociology from Erasmus University Rotterdam (2018, cum laude). Kolks is a teacher at AKV|St.Joost - Academy of Art and Design, and a researcher at the Centre of Applied Research for Art, Design and Technology - Avans University of Applied Sciences. Kolks' research and writing addresses subjects within the fields of sociology, art and design.