As creative antagonists, we are often left with the task of putting out the fires of modernity, unable to contend with the larger structural and systemic issues which continually reignite those very same flames. How then do ‘we’ build moments, spaces and movements that ultimately result in lasting, generative change to such structures?
Alex Furtado Melville (Managing Director at Concrete Blossom)
Chaewon Kong (Anti-Racist Collective Member, BA Student)
Emirhakin (he/him) (Artist/Designer, Sandberg Institute Graduate)
Kirtis Clarke (Graphic Designer & MA Contextual Design student)
Mechteld Jungerius (The Critical Inquiry Lab, MA)
Samein Shamsher (Social Design, MA)
Gyonne Goedhoop (Moderator, Writer, VSB matchmaker & Programmer at TENT)
With design research at its heart, The Arena is Design Academy Eindhoven’s (DAE) in-house platform for furthering dialogues on design discourse. It addresses and contextualises aspects of design practice that inform and surpass a final object or outcome.Tune in to DDW TV daily on ddw.nl from 14:30-15:30 for panel discussions on the dilemmas of institutional critique, bio-politics and collective care, power structures behind invisible infrastructures, interrogations on cultural heritage and more.