The Erasmus Governance Design Studio (EGDS) is an interdisciplinary team of social scientific, design and visual ethnographic researchers with expertise in the domains of governance, spatial planning and sustainability. This core team is backed up by colleagues with expertise in the areas of participation, behavioural change and complexity. The EGDS is part of the Department of Public Administration and Sociology at Erasmus University Rotterdam.


Our mission is to generate impact by designing interventions for complex societal issues and sharing the knowledge we generate along the way. In doing so we theoretically and practically give shape to public administration as a design discipline.


  • Arwin van Buuren
    Arwin van Buuren Academic Director
  • William Voorberg
    William Voorberg Coordinator
  • Wiesje Korf
    Wiesje Korf Design Researcher
  • Geert Brinkman
    Geert Brinkman Design Researcher
  • Hedi Westerduin
    Hedi Westerduin Social Scientist
  • Suzan Christiaanse
    Suzan Christiaanse Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Renate Bijlholt
    Renate Bijlholt Visual Anthropologist
  • Lizet Kuitert
    Lizet Kuitert Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Wouter Spekkink
    Wouter Spekkink Assistant Professor Governance