Commissioned by Theater Rotterdam, Arie led the transition from Imagine2020 to the current project, ACT: Art, Climate, Transition. After the period of initiating, curating and crafting the joint project, the project lead role was transferred to Lisbon’s Culturgest.
Arie continued his commitment to the project in the role of curator/dramaturg, connected to the shared projects that characterize ACT. Together with Jacco van Uden he works on the ‘learning to Impact’ workpackage, and together with Culturgests’ Carolina Mano Marques he is editor of the ACT communications.
For Theater Rotterdam he developed the programme Club Imagine: a community for thinking aloud on ecology and climate change. In and around the theatre as a very public space. It was embedded in the European network Imagine2020: imagining, studying prototypes of possible futures, rooted in cultural practices, speculate about a sustainable future by modelling it in artistic creations and experiments that allow alternative practices to emerge.
He lives and works in Rotterdam (NL), and has a practice in the fields of urban commons and ecologies, under the name /commongrounds.