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UNDER CONSTRUCTION, a dynamic, living exhibition that showcases the graduation work of this year's class of design graduates from all Dutch academies.

YA Present! | Exhibition


With on-going, performance-like changeovers of the presented works – walled by all projects on show in 1,579 boxes at the depot of this construction site – 67 young talents show that they are still in the early stages of building their career, after first having carefully shaped their creative self.

Recently graduated, but that is of course only the start for the latest class of Dutch designers – the Young Alumni or YA’s – who present themselves at YA Present! during Dutch Design Week. Portfolio? Under construction. Website? Likewise. Career? Own business? It is all still under construction. And yes, so is this exhibition.

YA Present! UNDER CONSTRUCTION is a dynamic, living exhibition. Climb the scaffolding and see how young, freshly graduated design talents search, slide and spin with their graduation work, the first foundations of their professional career as a designer.

Each day at five, it's BUBBLE TIME! Gather around the YA-cuzzi for a live podcast with guests who will each add their insights to our design manifesto in development.

In addition, visit the YA Present! EVENING SESSIONS, an inspiring series of events including the festive launch of the YA Special! graduation issue of Dude, Dutch Designers Magazine.

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The Association of Dutch Designers BNO is an organization founded by designers, for designers. Dating back more than a hundred years, today we are the biggest community of designers and design agencies in the Netherlands. Our professional team works resolutely to support and promote designers and their profession, both in the Netherlands and abroad.