About Us

The collective Contemporary Wild is founded by two young designers, Asnate Bočkis and Willem van Doorn, after their graduation at Design Academy Eindhoven.

Willem grew up in a farm near to Amsterdam and works in the context of DIY culture, nature and constructions. Asnate has her roots in Riga, Latvia; she was educated as a classical artist before attending design studies. Her work concerns social and spatial interventions.

In Contemporary Wild they share their fascination for the duality between Man & Nature. With their provoking projects they challenge public rituals and rethink usage of natural elements in the urban landscape.

Contact us:
Asnate: +316 24388638
Willem: +316 33836781


Boerûh Melk Speelt Uit

Pitch of the Philips stadium is natural grass and several times it has been named as the best natural football field in the Netherlands. Since 70’s when artificial turf was first introduced, there has been a constant discussion pro and contra natural grass or artificial turf. They both have some outstanding qualities, but also disadvantages.

Never the less, both type of fields is football reality today, therefore as an addition to the mobile Boerûh Melk milk bar, we are introducing a mobile tribune set that takes advantages of ‘holy‘ artificial turf of training fields. In average every 10 years the artificial turf has to be replaced with the new one. The material after recycling is used to produce mobile tribune. It's design is based on a traditional milking stool found in de Kwakel. This tribune has 3 heights - farm level (low), stadium level (medium), bar level (high). In that way this tribune enables a range of activities, starting with milking the Boerûh Melk sheep, watching a game of your favourite team in the hotel or drinking milk at the Boerûh Melk bar.

Project is part of exhibition Onzijn. Curated by Jurgen Bey, commissioned by Wow Amsterdam.


Nieuw Peil

As global warming brings the threat of rising tides closer, Contemporary Wild feels an urge to bring this subject into public discussion. There is a chance that in near future water gains back its importance in a global traffic network. The Amstel river in combination with great traffic infrastructure above it is very suitable context for this discussion.