Get Set: We’re on a mission! This year Dutch Design Week (DDW) comes to you with fresh ideas for now, addressing the relevant issues of tomorrow, from Saturday 22 until Sunday 30 October.
Theme & missions (exhibitions)
Seven thematic exhibitions presenting new perspectives on a changing world that invite you to think along and join in, to be seen exclusively during DDW in Klokgebouw and on Ketelhuisplein:
- Get Set for Durable Living shows designs that respond to the demand for a high degree of adaptability and flexibility in the built environment.
- Get Set for The Next Generation questions how we design, organise and innovate our education.
- Get Set for Digital Evolvement zooms in on how the virtual world is interwoven with the physical.
- Get Set for Smart Livability uses the exhibition The New Nature of Living to present designs that improve or ease our relationship with the world.
- Get Set for Creations of Trust is all about work that responds to the demand for our safety and the call for more trust.
- Get Set for Global Wellbeing nourishes the mind and takes care of the body. With concepts and designs that connect to what we can do to remedy existing planetary health problems and what is needed to keep the world liveable for everyone in the future.
- Get Set for Things that Matter explores the value and meaning of objects in times of overconsumption.
DDW22: a community of design
DDW wouldn’t be DDW without all the designers, studios, universities, academies, locations and partners who organise their own exhibitions every year during the week. Spread over nine areas in Eindhoven, you will get to know the work of both new and established designers. Ready for a sneak preview? Have a first look at some of the locations and exhibitions at DDW22:
- Van Abbemuseum presents approximately 50 works from the recently acquired design collection of Lidewij Edelkoort.
- The Design Academy Eindhoven Graduation Show is one of the world’s most influential exhibitions of work by new designers. Located this year in the Microtuin near the station.
- Manifestations in VEEM presents their trusted and proven mixture of art, technology, fun and robots to show you the human side of technology. Don’t miss out on their extended virtual programme.
- New Order of Fashion invited Hurra Pang Pang to let you experience the materials, craftsmanship and creative love that goes into (re)making sustainable fashion first hand.
- Next Nature opens RetroFuture, an exhibition about yesterday’s future in Eindhoven’s spaceship Evoluon.
- TU/e’s Drivers of Change presents designs that show the power of technology in response to the challenges of tomorrow.
- The Solar Pavilion is the closing piece of the Solar Biennale. Designed by V8 Architects and Marjan van Aubel Studio, you can experience the power of the sun.
- World Design Embassies, a Dutch Design Foundation programme, uses eight embassies to explore the role of design in the development of solutions for complex social challenges, such as climate change, the energy transition, an aging population, the housing shortage and more.