Jan Pesman (Utrecht, 1951) studied architecture at the Delft University of Technology and was one of the founders of cepezed in 1973. In 1971 he was co-initiator of the magazine for scientific entertainment Utopia, where he remained as editor and designer until 1977. Pesman was also co-initiator of the design magazine Items, which still exists to this day. From 1983 to 1992 he had a position as editor. During academic year 1994-1995, Jan Pesman was senior lecturer at the Rotterdam Academy of Architecture and Urban Design. In the period 2010-2014 he was chair of the Dutch Royal Institute of Engineers KIVI NIRIA. Besides his many activities as architect and spatial designer, he also gives lectures in the Netherlands and abroad.