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Christien Meindertsma & Floris Alkemade ©Martin Dijkstra Natsai Audrey Chieza ©Toby Coulson

These are the DDW21 ambassadors!

Floris Alkemade, Natsai Audrey Chieza, and Christien Meindertsma are the ambassadors for the 20th edition of Dutch Design Week (DDW). With 3 unique works developed especially for this year's event, they give their own interpretation of the DDW theme The Greater Number - our quest for the better number.

Floris Alkemade

At DDW21, architect and former Chief Government Architect Floris Alkemade will present, on behalf of the Board of Government Advisors and together with World Design Embassies, an exhibition in the form of a labyrinth. This labyrinth can be visited in Klokgebouw during DDW21. Want to learn more about Floris Alkemade? Tune in on the tv show VPRO Zomergasten this weekend. On 18 July Floris will open the new season of the renowned Dutch tv programme.

Natsai Audrey Chieza

Natsai Audrey Chieza, founder and CEO of Faber Futures, was invited to develop the Bio Stories project for DDW21. In it, she explores the complex dynamics surrounding synthetic biology: the design of living organisms. Bio Stories is a 3-day forum in which she engages the Dutch design community on what kind of relationships we want to have with nature.

Natsai Audrey Chieza ©Toby Coulson

Christien Meindertsma

Designer and artist Christien Meindertsma has been invited as an ambassador of DDW21 to develop Body of Elements, that explores the relationship between objects and people. In her work, Meindertsma delves deeper into the origins, value, and meaning of materials and products. The interactive installation and exhibition Body of Elements can be seen in Microlab (Strijp-S) during DDW21.

Christien Meindertsma ©Martin Dijkstra