Marije De Haas

Designer

Marije joined the 2009 Andes Expedition, Cape Farewell's first expedition outside the Arctic, an 18 day trek through shrinking glaciers, cloud forests, lower forests, areas of deforestation and the Amazon.

"I think we are living in a very interesting time, we have reached a point where we need to rethink the way we do things. We have pushed our biological and economical boundaries to a breaking point and have left ourselves no choice but to respond. Cape Farewell has given me the opportunity to experience and learn from a 'climate-frontier' first hand with a bunch of extremely knowledgable people. I hope, as a result of this expedition, I help to raise awareness of the urgency of change, and also suggest some design solutions to the problems that face us."
Marije De Haas, 2009

Marije is part of the design collective Bullet, who, amongst other things, are responsible for most of Cape Farewell's visual communication. Additionally Marije is the creator of an ever-expanding print series 'pictolution'. Using everyday international symbols, she creates a new language by combining these symbols as a sort of graphic evolution experiment.

The Andes Expedition at Wayqecha Science Station in the cloud forest, measuring carbon in the soil. Photographer: Ana Cecilia Gonzales-Vigil.
Charlie Kronick with Salcantay glacier in the background. Photographer: Ana Cecilia Gonzales-Vigil.
Start of the Trocha Union, the path into the jungle. Photographer: Ana Cecilia Gonzales-Vigil.
 
 
Matt Wainwright recording boat activities. Photographer: Ana Cecilia Gonzales-Vigil.
Tres Cruces, watching the sun rise over the rainforest and cloud forest. Photographer: Ana Cecilia Gonzales-Vigil.
Scientist Kathryn Clark sampling the river water in San Pedro. Photographer: Ana Cecilia Gonzales-Vigil.
 
 
Yadvinder and the Andes expedition on the way to the reforestation project, at Manu Learning Centre. Photographer: Ana Cecilia Gonzales-Vigil.
 
Casa dOxford – filed plant species. Photographer: Ana Cecilia Gonzales-Vigil.
 
A very small Orchid at Wayqecha. Photographer: Ana Cecilia Gonzales-Vigil.
A large landslide along Trocha Union. Photographer: Ana Cecilia Gonzales-Vigil.
The cloud forest. Photo taken on a previous expedition by scientist Josh Fisher.
The Andes Expedition before camping overnight near the Humantay Glacier. Photographer: Ana Cecilia Gonzales-Vigil.

Start of the Trocha Union, the path into the jungle. Photographer: Ana Cecilia Gonzales-Vigil.