Viveka van de Vliet is a freelance journalist in the field of design, architecture, photography, and art. She studied Spanish at the University of Amsterdam and has a bachelor in Journalism. She started at the Amsterdam based newspaper Het Parool in the early nineties and currently writes for several cultural magazines, like design magazine WOTH (WOrld of Beautiful THings) and ArchitectuurNL. She works close together with the editor in chief to make Dude, Dutch Designers Magazine, which is published by BNO.
Viveka has a broad network in the design world, spots young talents, advises and helps young as well as established designers and design labels, museums, and galleries with content. She interviews designers for various books, like The Dots – which will be launched every year at the Milan Design Week, for Social Label, a book about designers working successfully together with people with ‘a disadvantage in the labor market’, and architecture book Boque. She had been Government commissioner for design and art academies in the Netherlands and has taken part in various design-related juries.