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DDW Talks & Topics | 21 October

21 October 2021

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Contemporary Icons | photo by Max Kneefel
Making your DDW plans for today? In Talks & Topics, we present you with a daily overview of talks, debates, and seminars at DDW.

DDW Talk - Contemporary Icons

Design objects have an ever-changing role in the world of galleries and exhibitions. In this talk, you can discover how design intersects with art and history, the trends in contemporary collecting, and the business behind the collectable design market. More on this talk

When? Thursday 21 October | 09:30 to 14:00

Where? Canal area, Fifth, NRE Terrein | Gasfabriek 5

Access: € 75 for a regular ticket, € 25 for students 

Register here


Cabinet of Collaborations - private expo & dinner

Cabinet of Collaborations addresses the challenges of responsible design at a time when mass production is depleting the available resources. The projects showcase mutual interactions between designers and industry, leading to innovative and conscious results. Every weekday evening, you can get a private tour of the exhibition and join a series of dinner conversations about the role and value of the designer to the industry. More on this event.   

When? Monday - Friday 

Where? Fuutlaan Hall 

Access: € 60 for dinner and the talk 

Register here


Inclusivity Talks

During Dutch Design Week, an Inclusivity Talk takes place every day from 16:00 in the Embassy of Inclusive Society at Ketelhuisplein. Today, Simon Dogger, Studio Boey and Laura Luchtman will talk about designing for people with visual impairments. More info

When? Daily from 16.00 to 17.00 (until 24 October)

Where? Ketelhuisplein, Embassy of Inclusive Society

Access: Free


DDW TV | Biobased Materials 

During DDW, there’s so much to see and do. The best way to make sure you don’t miss out on all the good stuff is by tuning in for DDW TV: a live talk show with exciting interviews and the winners of the DDA Awards. Today’s subject is Biobased materials with Lucas de Man and Shahar Livne. Even better: you can be in the audience! Apply here!

When? 19.00 to 20.00 

Where? Online!

Bonus tip: Make sure to check out other DDW videos, such as season 2 of Hungry for Design: a series in which designers and chefs work together to create exciting dishes. 

Dezeen | Good Design for a Bad World

How can designers and architects help remove carbon from the atmosphere? Rewatch the special edition of Dezeen’s Good Design for a Bad World at DDW, a talk that looks at ways of tackling climate change, including carbon-capturing materials, net-zero cities, and alternatives to fossil fuels. 

 

Hungry for Design | Dish by Nacho Carbonell & Adrian Zarzo | Photo by Wouter Kooken

More talks this week

Some talks require a reservation, so it’s wise to plan ahead. Here are some of the highlights in the next few days: 


Inclusivity Talks

During Dutch Design Week, an Inclusivity Talk takes place every day from 16:00 in the Embassy of Inclusive Society at Ketelhuisplein. More info

When? Daily from 16.00 to 17.00 (until 24 October)

Where? Ketelhuisplein, Embassy of Inclusive Society

Access: Free


Design for Evolution workshop

United Cowboys is hosting the design workshop Design for Evolution, presented by Verena Pöschl. This free workshop gives insights into design methods for a circular economy - from linear to circular, offering an introduction to a new design era. Check here for more info

When? Friday, 22 October and Saturday, 23 October 16:00 to 18:00

Where? United Cowboys Art House | Kleine berg 62

Access: Free for anyone with a wristband, with registration 

Register here


The Greater Number Sessions #3: It’s in our nature

It's in our Nature is about rediscovering how we become one with nature. How does that translate into cooperation with nature and living organisms? What ethics are involved? Which skill set is needed and how do we achieve balanced cooperation? Find out in this talk with Daniëlle Ooms and Bahar Barati. More info.

When? Friday 22 October | 11:00 to 12:00

Where? MU, Torenallee 40-06

Access: Free!

 

DDW Talk - Adapted Realities

Digital technologies are changing the way we communicate with one another and experience the world. Explore what is happening at the cutting edge of technology and digitalisation, and how it will impact our physical and virtual interactions. More on this talk.

When? Friday 22 October | 09:30 to 14:00

Where? Canal area, Fifth, NRE Terrein | Gasfabriek 5

Access: € 75 for a regular ticket, € 25 for students 

Register here


The Greater Number Sessions #4: Reflections on DDW

Two new faces in the Dutch design world reflect on DDW21: Aric Chen as the new director of the New Institute and Francesco Veenstra as the new Chief Government Architect. Apart from looking back, they also hint at their agenda for the design field in the coming years. More info.

When? Saturday 23 October | 17:00 to 19:00

Where? MU, Torenallee 40-06

Access: Free!

 

DDW Talk: Eco Pioneers

How can we use design, science, and technology to save the planet? As the boundaries between design and science increasingly blur, find out how biology is being harnessed to create products, processes and environments in synergy with the natural world. More on this talk

When? Saturday 23 October | 09:30 to 14:00

Where? Canal area, Fifth, NRE Terrein | Gasfabriek 5

Access: € 75 for a regular ticket, € 25 for students 

Register here

 

DDW Talk: Interactive Experiences

How is technology fueling new forms of design, art, and creativity? As digital technologies continue to advance, design experimentation continues on a big scale. Find out how innovative new design and manufacturing techniques are driving a trend for experience-based artworks, from lighting displays to festival installations. More on this talk

When? Sunday 24 October | 09:30 to 14:00

Where? Canal area, Fifth, NRE Terrein | Gasfabriek 5

Access: € 75 for a regular ticket, € 25 for students 

Register here

Curious to learn what other talks are on the programme this week?

Check out our DDW Talks page!

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