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tgoorden Thomas Goorden anytime

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About me

I try to be a diverse person with an extremely wide range of interests. I try to understand the world around me and am an enormous fan of humanity, in all its imperfect glory.Adventure suits me fine, as does sitting at home with a great book. Whatever life throws at me. However, I enormously prefer creating things than consuming (except a good meal). If you have a project and noone else can help, ask me!

Spoken languages

  • Dutch Mother Tongue
  • English Expert
  • French Fluent
  • German Beginner

My interests


Photography, horse riding (western), tango, running, writing, snowboarding, etc.


Anything by Douglas Coupland, Alain De Botton, Neil Stephenson, Jonathan Safran Foer, etc etc. If you bring a book, I'll trade you one!


Extremely diverse, except... no techno.


Ah jeez. I'm a director myself, so I can't even start listing everything I like.

Organisations I belong to:

Couchsurfing, I was in AFS (exchange program) as a volunteer and have various affiliations with theater, video and writing organisations.

Travel experiences

Past trips:

Numerous trips to the US (lived there for a year), New Zealand and Australia, all over Europe. I had "the Africa experience" in Congo.

Planned trips:

Uhm. Lots? Iran, Argentinia and Marokko come to mind.

Belongs to the following groups


Antwerp Unconference 2010

The conference will take place at my house...

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yes, i can host
Max number of guests:
Maximum length of stay:


I Live With:

my roommates

I can offer my guests:
A dinner.

Beds (2), extra matrasses (2), sheets, blankets, pillows, towels

I can offer my hosts:

A supreme lasagna

Other information for guests:

Beds, matrasses, sheets, pillows and blankets are available. There is a separate bedroom for guests, it's a *very* large house.

Public transport:

Tram 8

House Rules:
No drugs.

Smoking is not allowed in the house (we do have a garden). Also keep in mind that we have two cats, so it's best if you're not allergic.

Latest comments


from duesseldorf - 2008-01-23 10:56:06

He was the great host of the BW unconference weekend in Antwerp. It is hard to believe that there is a person like Thomas who is absolutey relaxed about 25 people jumping around his house, entering every single room and not letting him a second of p... more


from elsyaranda - 2009-05-04 11:13:50

Thomas and Lizbeth, thanks for being such superb hosts! It was a very relaxing weekend and it was extremely interesting to hear you and Julien debating about the guy with the gun! Thanks for the great meals and the amazing hospitality. more


from amylin - 2007-08-22 16:42:14

I'm so glad that Thomas was able to make it out to NZ on his vacation, and so f'in happy that he came to live/work at the Collective. He's such a kind, down-to-earth, super-smart and gifted person, sure to make you laugh in any situation...he's got a... more

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