Common Ground Common Sense is the group of professionals you call when you are looking for an ‘out of the box’ solution. A stable of uniquely experience people from the European Capital of Culture 2018 organisation who do things differently.

As the client’s creative extra hand, we offer original perspectives on complex challenges and pragmatic solutions to socially relevant issues. Sincerely. For the commons.

geen bullshit bingo!

met creatief verstand werken aan de commons


Een sterke Europese samenwerking is een voorwaarde voor vrede en welvaart. En daar profiteert mens, dier en natuur van. We werken daarom met meerdere Europese culturele hoofdsteden en culturele instellingen aan een beter verbonden Europa.


Heritage tells the story of where we come from, it contributes to who we are and it inspires us for the future. Heritage can only be preserved if we make it relevant to today. This is what drives us.

The Earth

Name the environmental issue - soil depletion, plastic soup, energy transformation… The need to organise our daily life differently is indisputable. We contribute to this by supporting social enterprises.


Social cohesion in villages and towns is essential for well-being. We are working on projects that strengthen this social cohesion. And doing this through special cultural interventions and social projects.

Cultural climate

Because we know the contribution of culture to the economy, to well-being and to health we are making connections to it. We believe that a vibrant cultural climate has, above all else, a value in and of itself. That is why we support the artists and the organisations that underpin our culture.


The area we live in affects us as humans. Our arts background offers a whole new perspective on area/district development. We help clients find the identity of an area and, knowing this, help them to design buildings. 

de partners

Oeds Westerhof
Sjoerd Wagenaar
creative director
Suzanne Peeters
office manager
Ivo Lochtenberg
process & organization
Jellie Tiemersma
governance, management & inclusivity
Boris Brink
cultuur & sociaal
Gina Kamsma
law & governance
Jort Klarenbeek