As usual, an incoherent, irregular, unpredictable collection of interesting sparks. Handpicked, no robots. Minimalism in curation. About a month since the previous newsletter. There is a shitload of new stuff this month. I tried to be extra disciplined and clean out the obvious, and what you’ve probably already seen elsewhere…


Since my time at Microsoft (almost 20 years ago!), I have been infected by the digital identity virus. At one moment I was even part of the WEF Personal Identity workgroup. Since then, I followed the identity space in some depth, some years more than others. …


August 2, 2021 by petervan

It’s FinTech unicorns all over the place these days. But where are the Phoenix organisations in financial services?

Keynote speaker and author Peter Hinssen wrote a book “The Phoenix and the Unicorn”, and he is going to interview me about phoenix organizations in the financial…


Here is the latest update on Petervan Studios. The previous update already goes back to November 2020, that’s more than six months ago, and a lot can happen in half a year.

It looks like we are getting out of the COVID woods. At least in Belgium infection and hospitalization…


This post is part of a series of essays bundled under “Traveling without moving”.

Intro of that series can be found here.

The plan/ambition with this series: to share where I have been in 2020, what I learned, where I am going, and what is required.

The broader quest is…


This post is part of a series of essays bundled under “Travelling without Moving”.

Intro of that series can be found here.

After the Silence post of last week, we continue with Pause.

In “Silence”, I mentioned “Stop the clocks — Manifesto for a Slow Future”, Joke Hermsen’s book about…


It’s almost one year (!) since my previous Dec 2019 update. And what a year it was/still is! I basically stayed home for the whole period and had zero travel since Oct 2019.

I am publishing this on the day Belgium is entering its second Covid-19 lockdown. A forced pause-marathon…


As promised, here is the TimeCapsule video for the virtual opening vernissage of my first solo exhibition.

Subtitles are available in NL/UK

With contributions by my cousin and John Oliver from Joost Vander Auwera (Senior Curator — Royal Museums of Fine Art of Belgium, Brussels), Interior Truth. With lots of…


I am excited to announce and invite you to Petervan Virtual Solo, my first solo exhibition of some recent artwork.

A collection of sketches — paintings — soundscapes — videos — 3D sculptures — digital sketches — AI warpings — poems — fairy tales — timecapsules

To visit Petervan Virtual…


An irregular update on what happened since my previous August 2019 post and some updated plans. With lots (!) of images and videos 😉 Looks like I have been busy, but it did not feel that way.

The Artschool Project

The Artschool academy year started again in Sep 2019, and…

Peter Vander Auwera

Thinker — Creator — Sensebreaker

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