Search anything

Close search

Talks & Streams: 18 October

18 October 2020

©Max Kneefel
DDW20 is in full swing! Of course, the festival will take place entirely online this year, but with a well-filled programme full of TV shows and live streams. Here we give you a daily overview of what you can see on DDW TV. We also include several Livestreams, but make sure to explore the online programme for more!


For starters…

Every morning, design journalist and connoisseur Jeroen Junte starts of the day with up-and-coming design talents and familiar faces from the design field.

11:00 – 11:30 | Watch here

Embassy of Circular & Biobased Building

Daring to radically challenge the current techniques used for designing and building a home”, that's what the pioneers from the world of circular and biobased construction set to work. Lucas De Man takes you through 'The Exploded View'. A detached house that has been rebuilt using circular methods and biobased materials to show the existing and future possibilities of sustainable building and living.

11:30 - 12:00 | Watch here


Looking for a new view on design that really makes a difference? Here are 10 international design graduates, originating from 5 continents, ready to share their social solutions with you. These innovative designers excel with idealistic values, ground breaking ideas, and cross-border visions.

14:00 - 14:10 | Watch here 

Design Academy Eindhoven: The Arena

With design research at its heart, The Arena is Design Academy Eindhoven’s (DAE) in-house platform for furthering dialogues on design discourse. It addresses and contextualises aspects of design practice that inform and surpass a final object or outcome.Tune in to DDW TV daily on  from 14:30-15:30 for panel discussions on the dilemmas of institutional critique, bio-politics and collective care, power structures behind invisible infrastructures, interrogations on cultural heritage and more.

14:30 – 15:30 | Watch here

DDA Award Show Live 2020: Design Research

Every year, Dutch Design Awards (DDA) honours the best Dutch designers and their most impressive and groundbreaking projects. Various disciplines, viewpoints and solutions are judged in light of the impact they have on our society. The 2020 award ceremony has a new, digital packaging. This year sees a first for DDW; ‘DDW TV’. A studio from which DDA will organise a talk show everyday. These talk shows will be presented by a fantastic host, Isolde Hallensleben, and give us the opportunity to take a closer look at the three nominees per category. Who they are, what they do and above all, what their project is about? Trends and developments from the field will be discussed and to top it all off, the winners will be announced. A mixture of content, intimacy and celebration!

16:00 – 16:30 | Watch here 

Embassy of Circular & Biobased Building: Short doc

The call for a more biobased and circular economy is becoming ever stronger. The construction world cannot and must not lag behind. That is why we, the team of Biobased Creations of Company New Heroes, together with the Dutch Design Foundation, started an experiment with other pioneers to build an iconic biobased pavilion for the Dutch Design Week in 2019: The Growing Pavilion. With this structure we show the possibilities, and above all the wonderful beauty, of biobased construction. The pavilion is unique in the way in which a large number of biobased materials, such as wood, hemp, mycelium, cattail and cotton, come together to form an extraordinary creation. This documentary gives a look behind the scenes.

16:30 - 16:45 | Watch here

DDW Talks: Contemporary Icons

Now design weeks, festivals and trade fairs have been removed from the agenda, the design community has lost the possibility to showcase its product portfolio and innovations In Real Life. Entering this new reality a model needs to be found to serve the needs of a new generation icons to make a living. What is the new framework, the practical realities and ethics of creative practice now, and what are the futures made possible by the global 'reset' which is currently underway? Together with museum director and founder Jeroen van Mastrigt of museum Nowhere, star designer Sabine Marcelis, David Mahyari, CEO of natural stone company Solid Nature and artist Victor Sonna we talk about the world before COVID 19 and how we can still experience material tactility in a virtual driven society, a new reality due to COVID 19.

17:00 - 18:00 | Watch here

Polder Tv

Polder TV marks the beginning of the Polder Triennal, a new initiative that shows, discusses, and unpacks ideas about the changing relationships between cities and the countryside. Makers and thinkers from the Dutch polder region and beyond develop tv broadcasts from the farmstead of designer-architect Rianne Makkink. For the occasion of Dutch Design Week 2020 the terrain in the Noordoostpolder, the most iconic agricultural landscape of The Netherlands, is turned into a temporary tv studio.

18:00 – 18:05 | Watch here 

VPRO Tegenlicht - De slag om het internet

Ronald Duong works with experts to find out how we, as users, can reclaim the internet from Sillicon Valley. During DDW, Duong talks to privacy designers and web experts and begins his long search for internet freedom. During DDW, the kick-off takes place of Duong's six-month quest, which from then on can be seen on

18:05 - 19:05 | Watch here



Follow The Gloss - Gloss Hotline is a virtual tour, focusing on digital beauty trends and their physical manifestations. Gloss connects virtual and material worlds. Rocks polished into diamonds, screens, 3D renders, light bouncing off a surface, sun, shining into a puddle. Gloss lays between our naked eye and what we see. Our faces reflect in screens streaming social media content, browser meeting the shopping window, a virtual ‘real deal’. Insta-beauty demands gloss, glow and skin as smooth as a render. 

14:00 - 14:30 | Watch here

Design and the silencing of Journalists - The Social Design Lobby

This Dutch Design Week 2020, Foundation We Are teams and Kade Clubhuis start The Social Design Lobby, a campaign to facilitate the connection between socially engaged Designers and organisations all over the Netherlands.

17:30 - 19:00 |  Watch here

'My Data, My Self' TV Station - Design Informatics, DDI and ImaginationLancaster

This five-part, online series introduces the primary concepts of co-designing with data. The broadcasts explore how designers in our programmes here in Scotland and partners in Eindhoven work with the public and academics to understand ethical challenges that surround the management of personal data.

19:00 - 20:00 | Watch here