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Talks & Streams: 23 October

23 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 

Designer Dialogues Live: Tessel Brühl, Julia Veldman & Nicky Liebregts

After three editions of Blank Space Magazine and accompanying articles on, we are switching things up; Designer Dialogues will be broadcasted live on DDW TV. Various designers from the past editions will return and interview each other about the DDW20 theme; The new intimacy. A programme by designers for designers with new matches and familiar faces!

12:00 - 12:30 | Watch here 

Embassy of Health: Journaal Samenhang

The past few months have made us think more than ever about health and care. This has also led to fundamental questions about the sustainability of our social and economic system and the liveability of our planet. Designers show us a possible future, in which they depict a sustainable, forward-looking care system. How far away is that future?

12:30 - 13:00 | Watch here 

Design United: Crisis!

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 | Watch here 

Antenna: Solveiga Pakštaitė & Mimica Touch

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 - Contagious Care

Science has shaped a conception of cleanliness that feeds misconceptions about the importance of our microbiome. In an era of microbial fear, brought on by the current Covid-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to understand how micro-organisms impact practices of health. This panel will invite conversations around how we can understand microbial bodies, and explore embodied and more-than-human systems of health.

14:30 - 15:30 | 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.

15:30 - 15:45 | Watch here

DDA Award Show Live 2020: Product

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: Mobiliteit

More space for cyclists and pedestrians is a trend that has been around for some time in cities around the world, but which has been given extra urgency by corona. With urban designer Dirk van Peijpe of De Urbanisten on Amsterdam as a cycling city of the 21st century, and "cycling professor" Marco te Brömmelstroet, who together with Thalia Verkade wrote the book Het recht van de snelste.

16:30 - 17:00 | Watch here 

DDW Talks: Adapted Realities

During this broadcast, which will be streamed live on the DDW and other channels, a panel discussion will be held with leading guests in the world of digital design. They will share their ideas about the future of digital design, and the value it adds to the world - in different areas.

17:00 - 18:00 | 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: Intimacy of the Workspace

As we have largely lost the possibility to showcase our work and innovations in real life and instead participate in a mainly online driven society, how does this new reality influences our creativity and the use of the space where we create? A live discussion moderated by Dezeen chief content officer Benedict Hobson.
Designers Sabine Marcelis will reveal how we can translate physical and material tactility into a digital experience, while Gianmaria della Ratta expands on digital muses and virtual intimacy. They are joined by trend forecaster Li Edelkoort, who will discuss the new use of public space in relation to legacy.

19:05 - 20:05 | Watch here 

Food (design) that makes you think

As in all design disciplines, we also find stimulating and abrasive designs in food design. Projects that put you on the wrong track or make you think about your own ideas or behavior. Sometimes with humor and sometimes confronting. For this episode we asked four designers to tell us about their project that challenges the viewer and inquires: Vera Bachrach (ultra-ultra), Willem Velthoven (Mediamatic), Nienke Hoogvliet (Studio Nienke Hoogvliet), Hendrik Coetzee and Hannerie Visser (Studio H).

20:05 - 21:05 | Watch here


The IKEA Virtual Greenhouse - We Smell the Rain on How to Make a Kokedama

The IKEA Virtual Greenhouse is a series of masterclasses, live talks and interactive experiences by expert creatives in food, wellbeing, sustainability and botany. They’re designed to help cultivate a more sustainable and balanced life at home.
The outbreak of COVID-19 has accelerated our quest for health, holistic wellbeing and sustainable living practices. With an increasing majority of us now living in urban spaces with minimal access to nature and wildlife, the pandemic has provided us with an opportunity for introspection – a chance to reflect, reset and re-evaluate what’s important to us. The result is a more conscious approach to consumption and a desire to live a more balanced life, with less. Each session provides practical, how-to insights, from plant care to preserving seeds, making a Japanese kokedama ball or creating a home mini terrarium. They’re designed to help the many people create a life at home in which they can truly flourish. 

12:30 - 13:00 | Watch here 

Drivers of Change: Shining light on soft robotics

A pair of shoes made of seaweed, smart marbles that can detect tube systems for irregularities, minuscule robots that are propelled by light and a new type of electric car developed entirely by TU/e…
Corona may strike ugly at TU/e, work is being done on the world of tomorrow with a diverse series of designs and projects, some thirty as part of the Dutch Design Week to be experienced in the online exhibition Drivers of Change.

12:45 - 13:30 | Watch here 


IM)POSSIBLE BODIES (follow up of Robot Love) is an interactive exhibition experience about cyborgs, data and AI. A digital voyage of discovery through augmented realities with (ro)bots, 3D artworks and custom-made virtual avatars in a comprehensive, shared sensory online experience.

20:00 - 21:30 | Watch here