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Talks & Streams: 22 October

22 October 2020

© Oscar Vinck
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…

We start off each day with ‘For starters...’, a programme in which design journalist and connoisseur Jeroen Junte (Editor in Chief DesignDigger) will talk with emerging talents and familiar faces from the design field.The physical DDW may not take place, but Jeroen ensures that all Design Areas still make an appearance. For example, Bernhard Lenger will join on behalf of Campina, Lucas de Man on behalf of Strijp-S, Piet Hein Eek on behalf of Strijp T+R and so on. Of course, there is also plenty of room for the virtual programme. As a committee member of Dutch Design Awards, Jeroen will also give a daily wake-up call to the DDA winner of the previous day. In short, a dynamic start to your online DDW visit!

11:00 – 11:30 | Watch here 

Driving Dutch Design 2020 - Re-Value

When the world comes to a standstill, what remains important? We invite you to Re-Value with us. We are a collective of 22 designers - united by the talent development program Driving Dutch Design, initiated by ABN AMRO, BNO (Association of Dutch Designers) and DDF (Dutch Design Foundation). This year we are collectively researching the theme of 'value': in podcasts, written articles, a virtual group expo at Dutch Design Week 2020, our own website and in 6 episodes on DDW TV.

11:30 - 11:45 | Watch here 

Design United: Silent Power

This Design United event zooms in on design-research projects in the Netherlands’ four technical universities. What role can design play in tackling five big themes? Join five livestreamed talk shows tackling five big themes. The shows will take place every afternoon from 13:00 -14:00, starting Monday 19 and running till Friday 23 October. Hosted by Isolde Hallensleben, the daily shows feature up-and-coming design researchers from the Technical Universities of Delft, Eindhoven, Twente and Wageningen University & Research, as well as subject experts. From the comfort of your own home, you can expect a ring-side view of lively discussions, fuelled by intriguing designs.

13:00 - 14:00 | Wacht here 

Antenna: Coltrane McDowell - An Olfactory Biopolitics: Nairobi

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 

DAE: The Arena - Beyond a Better History

Design, and the designer, have often been synonymous with notions of innovation, and producing something ‘better’. What if we are faced with contexts and situations where this is not the end point, or even a desirable goal? This panel examines practices of journalistic design and will discuss the roles and responsibilities of designers in a ‘post-better’ world.

14:30 - 15:30 | Watch here

Hungry for Design: Ricky van Broekhoven x Eveline Wu

What happens when the worlds of design and gastronomy come together? This episode: Designer Ricky van Broekhoven and chef Eveline Wu.

15:30 - 15:45 | Watch here 

DDA Award Show Live 2020: Communication

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 

WDE Talks: Vereenzaming

A subject that is more topical than ever. How can design contribute to encounters and how can we shape our environment to combat loneliness? With architect Irene Edzes on slow traffic routes and accessible meeting places, and filmmaker Inge Guffens on Care for Doy, a documentary about heritage and informal care.

16:30 - 17:00 | Watch here 

DDW Talks: Connected Living

Discover the impact current social challenges have on our homes and workplaces as we explore more collaborative and eco-friendly lifestyles. In this edition of the Connected Living Talk we ask ourselves how we relate to the objects and space around us, and find new ways to connect to these crucial elements of daily life. In collaboration with content partner Ma-tt-er, DDW invites everyone to share their material woes in a therapy session with a twist. Tune in for the event and share your questions with us during this live session!

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 

Dezeen: It's in Our Nature

Dezeen and DDW discuss our changing relationship with nature, how connected or detached we are from it and how we can redefine our relationship with nature in a discussion moderated by Dezeen deputy editor Cajsa Carlson.
She will speak with Elissa Brunato on GEO DESIGN Sand: the building block of Modernity, touching on geo-design and sand as a global resource that is running out.
Noud Sleumer joins to discuss his work The Global Souvenir Shop and "local memories of the global production system" and Martina Taranto will talk about her sculptures made of biomaterials, Together TwentyTwenty, which were longlisted for a Dezeen Award 2020.

19:05 - 20:05 | Watch here 

Landbouw van de toekomst

How do we achieve an agriculture that provides farmers with a secure livelihood in an attractive and healthy landscape with high cultural-historical values and restored biodiversity The Board of Government Advisers, together with farmers, scientists and designers, is investigating such 'landscape-inclusive' agriculture in three pilots. Landscape-inclusive encompasses more than just nature. In addition to biodiversity, it also concerns the cultural-historical and recreational value of the landscape and sustainable forms of agriculture. The questions on the table are: what could the landscape look like in ten to thirty years' time and how can farmers earn a good living in it? Design research is being used to find an answer to these questions.

20:05 - 21:05 | Watch here 



Death discussion

Although we all will eventually be confronted with death, death is still a taboo. And most young adults never thought about this at all. How are these young people going to deal with it? To answer that, Anouk, a young designer, would like to share her personal story about 'making peace with death'.

14:30 - 15:00 | Watch here 

Beyond Design: The Story Behind Beyond Design

What are the do’s and don’ts you have to be aware of while making a socially relevant design project? Renate Boere’s ‘Beyond Design’ (book and game) informs and motivates everyone who is interested in changing the world through social (design) projects and offers tools to actually do so.

17:00 - 18:00 | Watch here 

Peepshow On Wheels in Arnhem

via Instagram @peepshowhoes
Striptopia and SAVE is a creative and activist collaboration between designers and sex workers. We have joined forces and set ourselves the goal of using art and design as a means to achieve acceptance of sexual freedom and diversity. We fight for the acceptance of sexual freedom and diversity. We fight for the acceptance of sexual freedom and diversity. We want to combat stigma, discrimination and exclusion of sex workers and try to achieve this through our project “Peep Show on Wheels”.

19:00 - 22:00 | Watch here