Mirelle van Tulder (1988, Auckland) is currently the designer/intern in residence at DDFP in Birzeit. She will be graduating from her BA of Design at The University of the Arts, HKU, in The Netherlands. As part of her graduation project she is investigating how designers can make a beneficial contribution the a society living under occupation. As part of this research she is giving four workshops under the name “Collective Thinking Design Program” in collaboration with Tommaso Anceschi (ITA). The workshops aim to involve mainly the student community from Birzeit University in a process of collective thinking and design knowledge. Collective Thinking Design Program is created to stimulate an assertive mentality to initiate, trust and collaborate, based on shared values and talents. Mirelle is also helping with the production of DDFP’s ‘Old Newspaper bowls’ and with the technical instructions of all DDFP’s products made in Palestine.