Tabo Goudswaard trained as an autonomous artist at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. He then went on to study at No Academy, the post-graduate social design training programme in Amsterdam. As a social designer* he designs new ways of looking at social problems. He seeks to connect with people’s everyday behaviour and designs new concrete perspectives for taking action, which he both shares with participants and produces together with them. Through his work he has become convinced that designers and artists can play a crucial role in shaping societies.