The new theme was announced this afternoon during live Q&A sessions on Instagram by Miriam van der Lubbe, Creative Head of Dutch Design Week.
The theme Picture This appeals to everyone’s imagination and celebrates the imaginative power of designers. We can all imagine where we are now heading as a society and as a planet, but how can or should things change? There is so much coming at us that it can be overwhelming. But we owe it to ourselves and to future generations to focus on what is needed, and to take action. The theme also appeals to designers themselves: aesthetics and beauty are incredibly powerful tools for opening the doors to meaning and to get people moving. Designers are experts in formulating and visualising different perspectives, which enables them to lead people through a process of change and break through paralysis.
The best of all weeks
That is what Dutch Design Week wants to achieve in 2023: the best possible presentation of the power of design that will get things moving. During DDW23, designers will present the latest developments from the full breadth of the design field. Picture This leaves plenty of room for awe and shows just what change could look like. DDW23 will take place from 21 to 29 October 2023 in Eindhoven (NL).
Live theme launch
The theme was announced this year in collaboration with our media partners DesignWanted and ArchDaily. In two live Q&A’s, Miriam van der Lubbe talked to media partners Patrick Abbattista (DesignWanted) and Diego Hernández (ArchDaily).