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Talks & Streams: 25 October

25 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. Furthermore, in this episode designer Tjeerd Veenhoven is interviewed about his participation in What if Lab: The Circular Station, for which he uses natural materials from the railway's surroundings as building material, and his collaboration with Welling Architects for Het Natuurlijke Station. In short, a dynamic start to your online DDW visit!

11:00 – 11:30 | Watch here 

What if Lab: Het circulaire station - Prorail, Spoorbouwmeester & NS Stations

Fully circularly built stations in 2050: that is what ProRail, NS Stations and Bureau Spoorbouwmeester stand for together. Via the What-if-Lab: the Circular Station, we called on designers to draw up a plan. The result: four promising circular designs from Dutch studios.

11:30 - 11:33 | Watch here 

Designer Dialogues Live: Sander Wassink, Corradino Garofalo & Joan Vellvé Rafecas

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 

Antenna: Fengjiao Ge – Flowing Garments

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 

Hungry for Design: Sanne Schuurman x Naresh Ramdjas

What happens when the worlds of design and gastronomy come together? This episode: Designer Sanne Schuurman and chef Naresh Ramdjas.

14:10 - 14:25 | Watch here 

DAE: The Arena - Abandoning Nature?

Our relationship with nature and its resources has withered. Shaped by a self-centered social order, the language of legislature, consumer products and media have led us down a path towards indifference and panic. Through techniques of unveiling hidden values and storytelling, how can design help us gain vital knowledge of the complexities of nature, and rekindle a long lost bond?

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 

Class of 2020

Dutch Design Week invited all Dutch design schools to put together an exhibition on the theme of The New Intimacy. Each school approached this in its own way. Some chose to curate a special new expo and others more a collection of graudates. All exhibitions together show the unique and high quality of Dutch design education. Each school has its own emphasis, its own signature, and that is reflected in the exhibition. When the physical DDW stopped, five of the participating schools decided to show their physical installation in the schools. In the upcoming videos you will see that work passes by, with explanations by students and curators.

16:00 - 16:30 | Watch here 

DDW Talks: Sustainable Products

Design is partly to blame for an over-abundance of products in our lives, but it can also offer a solution. Can sustainable materials help us build a better future? And what makes a product sustainable? During this years edition of the Sustainable Products Talk we focus on glass: from both a material, product and consumer stand point, and invite you for a one hour TV show to delve into the life cycles of glass, its ever more scarce component sand, and our relationship to it. Widely advertised as a better choice than plastics, but really how sustainable is glass? A programme by DDW in collaboration with content partner New Material Award and media partner Elle Decoration.

17:00 - 18:00 | Watch here 

VPRO - DDW Ambassadeur Talks: Lidewij Edelkoort

What will our future look like? Chris Kijne, Pieter van der Wielen and Koert van Mensvoort talk to important speakers who shape or predict our future. Our guests include Lidewij Edelkoort (25 October), Sabine Marcelis (24 October) and Lonneke Gordijn (20 October).

18:05 - 19:05 | Watch here 

Design for a Changing World: China focus programme

Please note: Tonight, the second part of the talk will be broadcasted. (Re)watch the first part via this link.
The conference 'Design for a Changing World' features leading designers, makers and thinkers from The East and The West and showcases innovative design projects between China and The Netherlands. The conference will be broadcasted from the livestream studio in The Effenaar, Eindhoven.  The world in 2020 has taken a drastic turn, with the current pandemic and the urgent environmental threats, the dialogue with China is more pertinent than ever. BIAN 变, meaning change in Chinese refers to the Daoist "science of metamorphosis” which can lead to positive change and transformation. How can we accelerate design knowledge, exchange and benefit from a crisis to come out more united, better and stronger? Join us for a journey from ancient Chinese wisdom, the countryside to cutting edge design and circular technology in both China and the Netherlands; exploring different roads towards a better future.

19:05 - 20:05 | Watch here 


Interview DDW2020 Rethinking Plastic | Soowon Chae

Plastic is considered a cheap material, which is why we easily throw it away. With all its consequences. High time to look at plastic differently and deal with it differently.

10:30 - 11:00 | Watch here 

The Finger Rub Rug: Finger Moulding Workshop

The Finger Rub Rug is a multimedia installation consisting of a carpet made of 1300 lifelike silicone replicas of the fingers of the artist’s partner, placed in a dedicated room. The experience is emphasised by the spatial soundtrack which touches on different themes: erotic, scary, funny…

15:15 - 17:15 | Watch here 

HEMA Price winning Award Houtje-Touwtje: behind the scenes

Many families recognise a living room full of toys that are barely touched and the children mainly interested in electronic devices. The Houtje-Touwtje Set inspires children to creatively observe ordinary things and use them for imaginative playing.

16:00 - 17:00 | Watch here