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From the 17th to the 25th of October on radio, tv, online and in the VPRO Gids


3D viewing room
Dustin tested at Forum Groningen
Kees van de Veen

As it does every year, Dutch public broadcaster VPRO devotes its attention to the DDW. Through various platforms they highlight not only the physical aspect of design, but also its impact, the creation process and designers' view on the future.

All of these projects are in the Dutch language:

* VPRO Gids: DDW Special, in bookstores now

* Nooit Meer Slapen: Lidewij Edelkoort
The DDW Ambassador is the main guest:

* Backlight: The Battle for the Internet
During DDW Roland Duong talks to privacy designers and web experts in a search for internet freedom. Follow his journey on

* Backlight: Conquer Your Data
Backlight looks at ‘user independence‘; what projects are out there for a more public online world? Watch the episode now on

* Mondo
This art and culture programme is devoted entirely to DDW:

* Must-sees from Mondo
Mondo's online team highlights promising design graduates on

* Dustin
Dustin is a innovative, interactive story for your smartphone developed by VPRO Medialab with writer Niels ’t Hooft. More on

* Ambassadeur Talks
During the week you will find interviews with DDW Ambassadors Lonneke Gordijn, Sabine Marcelis and Lidewij Edelkoort on and

Read more on and the social media of the VPRO


The VPRO is an independent media organization, tracing its heritage all the way back to 1926. Through the decades it has continued to reinvent itself, thus remaining relevant to many different audiences within a constantly changing society.

The VPRO has built a global reputation for exploring issues that matter and building audiences in new and avant-garde ways. Our creative teams explore what’s happening at the edges of society, chase innovation and contribute to the public discourse.