Conducts research and collects data on the global history of labour, workers, and labour relations

Texts by Tjebbe van Tijen

Having been educated as an artist in the early sixties, Tjebbe van Tijen moved into the experimental art scene of that time with environments, happenings and the like, ending up as the initiator of a documentation centre on art, technology and society in the late sixties. This last initiative carried him into the world of libraries and archives for a period of 25 years, as a conservator of the Documentation Centre of Social Movements. First at the University Library of Amsterdam, later at the International Institute of Social History, in the same town.

Van Tijen's experiences from both disciplines culminated in a number of projects in which interactivity and visualisation in the realm of art were combined with the new area of 'human computer interfaces' for information retrieval and dissemination. Some of these projects and their backgrounds are featured in these texts. For more texts and other projects, see Tjebbe van Tijen's homepage.