About the part that art plays in a globalising society

Framer Framed

Marit van Splunter

Marit van Splunter works at Framer Framed as coordinator online marketing and community building.

Marit van Splunter has been active as a community organiser, activist and volunteer, focusing on radical equality, decolonisation and intergenerational (trauma and healing) practices). She previously worked at the Keti Koti Table foundation (2019-2021) as project director assistant and PR & social media strategist. This foundation explores the contemporary consequences of the history of Dutch enslavement to former colonies by facilitating the exchange of personal experiences between black and white Dutch through the ‘Keti Koti Dialogue’ method.

A third-generation child of an ‘Indo-European’ mother (Indisch) and Dutch father, Marit felt driven to explore her mixed heritage and its ties to the colonial history of the former Dutch East Indies from a decolonial perspective. She co-founded the Decolonization Network former East Indies (2017), an informal grass-roots organisation that focuses on decolonisation, history, identity and culture through community dialogue for like-minded people (descendants of former Dutch colonies, Dutch and non Dutch) while challenging existing post colonial yet present day race dominant narratives in the public sphere. Marit has helped build the Dutch leg of activist group Movement X as co-chair and national coordinator (2016). MvX is a civil rights movement for radical equality originally founded in Belgium (2014).

Additionally, she works as a freelance entrepreneur in branding, web design and social media, and holds a NOBCO accredited coaching certificate from the Dutch Academy of Psychotherapy.